Counties Impacted
DeKalb
Route Impacted
Missouri Route D

Project Progress

Complete
Design, Right of Way Acquisition and Public Input Phase

MoDOT designed a new structure to replace the current bridge over Ervens Branch on Route D in DeKalb County.

Complete
Contractors bid on the project

The project was part of the February 2020 letting, when contractors submitted competitive bids for the project.

Complete
Contract awarded

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 Andrew County Route 48 over Agee Creek.

Complete
Road Closure

The contractor plans to close the road to all traffic Tuesday, Sept. 8 through the end of November, weather permitting.

Complete
Completion and road reopening

The road reopened to all traffic on Dec. 1, 2020.

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DeKalb County Route D over Ervens Branch Old Bridge

Old Bridge

• Built in 1932 and functionally obsolete

• 103 feet long, 20 feet wide

• Striped as a one-lane bridge

• No shoulders

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DeKalb County Route D over Ervens Branch

New Bridge

• Will meet current standards

• Will be 105 feet long

• Will have two 10-foot lanes

• With 4-foot shoulders

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. From the Sept. 8 through the end of November is the current planned closure.

 

Q. What is the detour?

A. A signed detour  is not planned at this time.

 

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. Did you have to acquire any right of way?

A. Yes, acquisition of necessary right of way is complete.

 

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). Or you may ask a question using the form below.

 

Q. How can I stay updated on the project's progress?

A. Sign up for project-specific updates using the form below.

Project News

  • DeKalb County Route D bridge over Erven's Branch now open

    12/01/2020

    MAYSVILLE, Mo. – The bridge over Ervens Branch on DeKalb County Route D is now open. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to replace the 88-year old bridge. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s...

  • REMINDER: DeKalb County bridge replacement project to begin soon

    09/04/2020

    MAYSVILLE, Mo. – The bridge over Ervens Branch on DeKalb County Route D will be replaced soon. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to replace the 88-year old bridge. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike...

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