A new structure is replacing the current bridge over Agee Creek on Route 48 in Andrew County.
The project was part of the February 2020 letting, when contractors submitted competitive bids for the project.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the contract at their March 2020 meeting to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $1,824,358.65. This project and award amount also includes the replacement of a bridge on DeKalb County Route D over Ervens Branch.
The contractor closed the roadway to all traffic on May 26 in order to replace the bridge. During the closure, drivers should utilize Route M, U.S. Route 169, Route E and Route D to travel around the closure.
The contractor opened the new bridge to all traffic on Aug. 11, 2020.
• Functionally obsolete
• Built in 1932
• 103 feet long, 22 feet wide
• Two 10-foot lanes
• No shoulder
• Will meet current standards
• 120' feet long, 28 feet wide
• Two 11-foot lanes
• Three-foot shoulders
SAVANNAH, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding drivers that the project to replace the bridge on Route 48 over Agee Creek, east of Rea, will begin next week. Contractors from Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., working with MoDOT, will...
SAVANNAH, Mo. – The bridge on Route 48 over Agee Creek, east of Rea, will be replaced soon. Contractors from Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin the replacement of the 88-year-old, structurally...
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why is MoDOT closing the road during construction?
A. Closing the road during the bridge replacement saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently. This will result in a shorter construction period.
Q. How long will the road be closed?
A. The contractor plans to reopen the bridge in mid-August.
Q. What is the detour?
A. A detour is signed over Route M, U.S. Route 169, Route E and Route D.
Q. Why not build a bypass?
A. Based on the cost/benefit ration, building a bypass would not be a prudent use of taxpayer funds. A bypass also could have negative impacts and disruption to private property.
Q. Will you have to acquire any right of way?
Q. Who can I contact if I have further questions?
A. Questions about the project may be directed our 24-hour Customer Service center at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636).
Q. How can I stay updated on the project's progress?
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