The Missouri Department of transportation is working with consultants from HNTB to design a new bridge over Grantham Creek on Gentry County Route B.
The project was part of MoDOT's November 2021 bid letting. At that time, contractors submitted competitive bids on the project.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the construction contract to Widel, Inc. during their December 2021 meeting.
By contract, Jan. 1, 2022 is the earliest the contractor may begin construction.
The contractor closed Route B to all traffic and began construction on May 2, 2022.
By contract, the contractor must have all construction complete by Dec. 1, 2022 without incurring potential penalties.
The contractor's planned construction schedule shows the roadway reopening in late July 2022. As of 8/12/2022, the contractor is behind schedule. A bridge pour is scheduled for the week of 8/15 and the contractor hopes to have the roadway reopened by mid-September 2022.
UPDATE: The road reopened to all traffic on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
Project News and Information
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Grantham Creek Bridge, located in northwest Gentry County on Route B, north of Route O, is now open after a bridge replacement project. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Widel, Inc. to complete the...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Grantham Creek Bridge, located in northwest Gentry County on Route B, north of Route O, will close soon for a bridge replacement project. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Widel, Inc. to complete the...
What is the purpose of this project?
Built in 1959, the Gentry County Route B bridge over Grantham Creek is currently listed in poor condition. The project will replace the bridge, bringing both the bridge structure and surrounding guardrail up to current standards. The replacement will also remove the current bridge weight loading restrictions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the current proposed detour?
A: A signed detour is not planned at this time. The roadway will be closed from 257 Street north to 245 Street.
Q: Why not build a bypass?
A: Based on the cost/benefit ratio, building a bypass would not be a good use of taxpayer funds.
Q: Will MoDOT have to purchase any right of way?
A: No temporary or permanent right of way is expected to be needed for this project.
Q: Who can I contact if I have further questions?
A: You may call 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636) to speak with a Customer Service Representative.
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