The Mozingo Creek and Long Branch bridge replacement projects are part of Governor Parson's Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
Proposed Project Timeline
MoDOT employees and consultants are working together to design a project which will replace both the Mozingo Creek and Long Branch bridges on Nodaway County U.S. Route 136, just east of Maryville.
After reevaluation, changes have been made to the design plans and right of way acquisition needs of both the Mozingo Creek and Long Branch bridges.
MoDOT hosted three opportunities to receive community feedback regarding the bridge replacement projects from Monday, Feb. 22, through Friday, March 5.
A second opportunity for public input is scheduled to take place in Sunday, July 18 through Saturday, July 24 . The community is invited to participate through the following opportunities:
- View the information on this webpage and utilize the form at the bottom of the page to submit your comments and/or sign up for project-specific updates.
- Three call-in sessions will be held with the project manager. Community members can call 816-387-2483 during the below times to have an individual conversation with the project manager. If the line is busy, please leave a message or call back later.
- Tuesday, July 20 – 11 a.m. to noon
- Tuesday, July 20 – 4 to 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, July 22 – 4 to 6 p.m.
- Mail your comments to:
U.S. Route 136 Bridge Replacement Project
Missouri Department of Transportation
3602 North Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506
All comments must be postmarked by Saturday, July 24.
The projects are currently scheduled in the November 2021 letting. At that time contractors will be able to submit competitive bids for the projects.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will review all bids and could award the contract at their December 2021 meeting.
By contract, February 2022 is the earliest the contractor may begin the replacement project of the Mozingo Creek Bridge. Since the roadway will be closed during construction, the number of working days was condensed with all work on the Mozingo Creek Bridge required to be complete no later than April 2022.
The replacement of the Long Branch Creek Bridge will be done under staged construction, with half the bridge being constructed at a time. The roadway will remain open, but motorists can expect delays as traffic will be directed through the one-lane work zone by temporary traffic signals. By contract, construction of the Long Branch Bridge can begin as early as May 2022,once the Mozingo Creek Bridge is reopened, and must complete the project by December 2022. Although, once construction has begun the contractor will only have 90 working days to finish the project and reopen the bridge to two lanes.
By contract, all work on the Mozingo Creek Bridge will be required to be complete no later than April 2022 and construction of the Long Branch Bridge must be completed by December 2022.
Project News and Information
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northwest Missouri region for the week of Oct. 25 – 31.
All road closures and planned...
St. Joseph, MO – The Missouri Department of Transportation is accepting proposals until the end of this year for the reuse of the Pony Truss, Warren alternating vertical bridge on Livingston County Route C over Shoal Creek, currently located 1.4...
What is the purpose of this project?
Last rehabilitated in 1940, The Nodaway County U.S. Route 136 Mozingo Creek and Long Branch bridges are currently listed in poor condition. The project will replace the bridges, bringing both the bridge structure and surrounding guardrail up to current standards.
This project is part of Gov. Mike Parsons $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Why is MoDOT closing the road during construction?
A: Closure of the Mozingo Creek Bridge taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently and results in a shorter construction period.
The Long Branch Bridge will remain open during construction. Although, motorists can expect delays as traffic will be directed through the one-lane work zone by temporary traffic signals.
Q: What is the current proposed detour?
A: The detour for the Mozingo Creek Bridge will direct motorists along Routes F, N, M and J during the closure.
Q: Will MoDOT have to purchase any right of way?
A: Right of way acquisition is currently being reevaluated for this project.
Q: Who can I contact if I have further questions?
A: Questions may be left using the form below, or by participating in the other available comment opportunities listed in the "Public Input" section above from June 20 - 26.
Q: How can I stay updated on the projects progress?
A: Sign up for project-specific updates using the form below.