Counties Impacted
Cole
Miller
Project Status
In Progress

Cole/Miller County Route 54/17 Bridge Repair Project Milestones

Complete
Westbound Route 54 Bridge Over Little Gravois Creek Rehabilitation

Start Date: Monday, Sept 10, 2018
Location: 0.3 miles west of Route V in Miller County
Completed October 2019

Complete
Eastbound Route 54 Bridge Over Wrights Creek Rehabilitation

Start Date: Monday, Sept 24, 2018
Location: Between Eldon and Osage Beach in Miller County
Completed November 2018

Complete
Westbound Route 54 Bridge Over Wrights Creek Rehabilitation

Start Date: Monday, Sept 24, 2018
Location: Between Eldon and Osage Beach in Miller County
Completed November 2018

In Progress
Eastbound Route 54 Bridge Over the old Rock Island Railroad

Start Date: Monday, October 29, 2018
Location: Eldon - just east of Missouri Route 87
Traffic Impact: Eastbound bound Route 54 traffic is reduced to one lane 24-hours a day at the bridge location until mid December.

Not Started
Eastbound Route 54 Bridge Over Old Tuscumbia Road Rehabilitation

Tentative Start Date: TBD

Not Started
Westbound Route 54 Bridge Over Old Tuscumbia Road Rehabilitation

Tentative Start Date: TBD

Not Started
Eastbound Route 54 Bridge Over Business Route 54 Rehabilitation

Tentative Start Date: Spring 2019

Not Started
Westbound Route 54 Bridge Over Business Route 54 Rehabilitation

Tentative Start Date: Spring 2019

Not Started
Route 17 Bridge Over Route 54

Tentative Start Date: Summer 2019

Project Overview:

The project will rehabilitate eight bridges along U.S. Route 54 in Miller County and one bridge on Route 17 over Route 54 in Cole County.

The bridges will get new driving surfaces and guardrail.

The work is expected to begin this summer, with all nine bridges expected to be complete in the fall of 2019.

The expectation is that motorists will get an additional 20-25 years of service from each bridge before a deck replacement or bridge replacement is necessary.

The Cole County bridge included in the project is:

  • Route 17 over Route 54 – built in 1972

The Miller County bridges included in the project are:

  • Route 54 eastbound over the Rock Island Railroad, east of Route 87 – built in 1973
  • Route 54 eastbound and westbound over Business 54 – both built in 1973
  • Route 54 westbound over Little Gravois Creek – built in 1966
  • Route 54 eastbound and westbound over Wrights Creek – both built in 1972
  • Route 54 eastbound and westbound over Old Tuscumbia Road – both built in 1973
Cost:

The total cost of the project is approximately $3.7 million.

Contractor:

Capital Paving and Construction

Why is this work necessary?

The work is necessary to make repairs to the existing bridges and keep them in good condition while extending the life of the bridge.