MoDOT has contracted with Olsson to design a bridge deck replacement project over Lost Creek on Route A in DeKalb County. The Design Phase also includes right of way acquisition (if any) and a public input period.
The project was part of the October 2020 letting, when contractors submitted competitive bids for the project.
During its November 2020 meeting, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the $1,910,949.89 contract to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.
The Notice to Proceed date is the earliest date on which the contractor may begin work on the project. The contractor was given a Dec. 7, 2020 notice to proceed.
In order to safely place the new bridge deck in the shortest amount of time, the bridge will be closed to all traffic during construction. The contractor intends on closing the bridge to all traffic on Monday, March 22.
The contractor intends to reopen the bridge to all traffic by the end of June 2021.
Built in 1964, the current bridge is structurally deficient.
Planned Detour Route
Motorists will be directed over a signed detour on Routes 6, D and W .
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 and safely. This will result in a shorter construction period.
Q. How long will the road be closed?
A. The contractor plans to close the road to all traffic on Monday, March 22 and reopen it by the end of June 2021.
Q. What is the detour?
A. A signed detour is planned over Routes 6, D and W.
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. Who can I contact if I have further questions?
A. Questions about the project may be directed to MoDOT Customer Service at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636).
Q. How can I stay updated on the project's progress?
A. Sign up for project-specific updates using the form below.
St. Joseph, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming closure of the Lost Creek Bridge on DeKalb County Route A for a bridge deck replacement project. MoDOT contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc...
St. Joseph, Mo. – The Lost Creek Bridge on DeKalb County Route A will close soon for a bridge deck replacement project. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to replace the bridge’s deck. This bridge...