ABOUT THE BOOTHEEL BRIDGE BUNDLE

Southeast Missouri travelers can soon expect to see 17 bridge improvement projects coming to fruition through the Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project. Thirteen bridges in the Bootheel Bridge Bundle are included in Governor Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Bootheel Bridge Bundle Project Goals

- Deliver the project within the program budget of $25.5 million on or before December 31, 2023.

- Use innovation to maximize the number of locations to be addressed while providing quality structures sensitive to location and traffic.

- Minimize public inconvenience through increased construction speed and flexibility in scheduling.

- Improve safety at each location.

Contact Us

For more information, please email the Robertson Contractors Team at bootheelbridges@robertsoncontractors.com or call Travis Slayton, project manager for the Robertson Contractors Team, at (573) 785-0880.

Counties Impacted
Mississippi
St. Francois
Cape Girardeau
Bollinger
Butler
Reynolds
Dunklin
Pemiscot
New Madrid
Project Status
In Progress

Project Timelines

Complete
MHTC Meeting/Contractor Team Selected
August 2020
In Progress
Construction Begins
Feb. 2021
Complete
Reynolds County: Route K bridge over Black River
Open to Traffic April 20, 2021
In Progress
Bollinger County: Route 51 bridges over Castor River & Castor River Overflow
June 1-Sept. 30, 2021, weather permitting
Not Started
Dunklin County: Route DD bridges over St. Francis Slough and St. Francis River
Slough: Aug. 2-Nov. 1, 2021, weather permitting
River: Dec. 2021-March 2022 (tentatively)
Completion Anticipated
on or before Dec. 31, 2023
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BBB_Route 51 Castor River Bridge in Bollinger County_Feature Block

Route 51 in Bollinger County Closed for Bridge Replacements

Route 51 in Bollinger County is closed as contractor crews replace the bridges over Castor River and Castor River Overflow. The bridges are located between Green Street in Zalma, Missouri, to just south of Route H. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, June 1 through Thursday, Sept. 30. The bridge replacements will be completed simultaneously to minimize impacts to traffic. A signed detour is in place.

A contractor provided video detailing the Route 51 bridges and detour routes is available at https://youtu.be/6wf7UjdbMko

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Design-Build

MHTC Selects Team to Deliver $21.3 Million Bootheel Bridge Bundle Project

Robertson Contractors Team to Improve Bridges Across Southeast Missouri

During the August 2020 Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission meeting, the Robertson Contractors Team, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, Missouri was selected to design and construct the $21.3 million project. The Robertson Contractors Team is comprised of Robertson Contractors, Inc., Horner & Shifrin and Penzel Construction Company, Inc.

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DESIGN-BUILD BRIDGES

County Location Bridge number FOCUS Bridge
Mississippi Route B over I-57 A0236 Yes
St. Francois Route 67 over Route 8 A0654 Yes
Cape Girardeau Route A over Whitewater River L0567 Yes
St. Francois Route NN over Indian Creek L0329 Yes
Bollinger Route 51 over Castor River J0103 Yes
Bollinger Route 51 over Castor River Overflow J0104 No
Butler Route W over Black River F0559 Yes
Reynolds Route K over Black River T1000 Yes
Dunklin Route DD over St. Francis River A2382 Yes
Dunklin Route DD over St. Francis River (Slough) S0882 Yes
Pemiscot Route EE over Drainage Ditches 1, 251, 258, 259 and 65 P0473, P0474, P0475, P0476 and P0477 Yes, except for DD 65 (P0477)
New Madrid  Route 153 over Drainage Ditch #44* T0037 No
New Madrid  Route 153 over Drainage Ditch #8* S0676 No

ALTERNATE BRIDGES

Due to the innovative nature of design-build projects, MoDOT initially identified 10 more bridges as potential add-ons to increase the value of the project. Contractor teams submitted proposals detailing their plans for the 15 primary bridges and selected potential add-on bridges to also address. 

Two of the alternate bridges will be improved through the Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project, in addition to the 15 primary bridges.

* denotes alternate bridges selected

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