This project will replace the Missouri Route 96 (Inca Road) bridge in Jasper County over Missouri Route 171 west of Carthage.
October 2-16, 2023
Virtual (Online) Public Meeting held on the Missouri Route 96 Bridge Replacement Project
Purpose and Need / What's the Problem:
The Route 96 bridge was built in 1974, is experiencing deterioration. Approximately 1,525 vehicles use the bridge daily.
The bridge needs to be replaced to meet today’s standard designs.
Route 96 bridge: Contractor crews will replace the current bridge. The new bridge also will have new barrier walls, guardrails and permanent striping. The current bridge is 44 feet wide and 319 feet long. It is estimated to cost $4.2 million.
This bridge will be scheduled for bidding in April 2024. Once the contract is awarded, additional information will be available from the contractor regarding the schedule for construction and impacts to the public.
Jasper County – The public is invited to a virtual (online) public meeting starting Monday, October 2, to learn more about plans for replacing the Missouri Route 96 bridge over Missouri Route 171 west of Carthage, the Missouri Department of...
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will the Route 96 bridge be closed?
Route 96 bridge will be closed for no more than six (6) months.
Will Route 171 be closed?
Route 171 will remain open for the duration of the project except for brief intervals during construction. The ramps to Route 171 will remain open.
Why will the bridge be shorter?
The Route 96 bridge will be 92 feet shorter than the existing bridge. Crews will build Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls on either side of the bridge. The MSE walls will require the bridge to only have two spans, the horizontal space between two supports of a structure, instead of the current four span bridge.