Updated 4/30/2022

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.

Counties Impacted
Nodaway
Project Status
In Progress
Route Impacted
U.S. Route 136

Proposed Project Timeline

Complete
Design and Right of Way Acquisition Phase

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.

 

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Public Input

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
    1. Tuesday, July 20 – 11 a.m. to noon
    2. Tuesday, July 20 – 4 to 5:30 p.m.
    3. Thursday, July 22 – 4 to 6 p.m.
  3. 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.

 

 

 

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Contractors Bid on the Project

The projects were part of the November  2021 letting when contractors were able to submit competitive bids for the projects. 

Complete
Contract Awarded

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission reviewed all bids and award a $3,003,171.55 contract to Phillips Hardy, Inc. at their December 2021 meeting.

In Progress
Project begins and Road Closes/Narrows

Mozingo Creek bridge COMPLETE. The contractor closed the Mozingo Creek Bridge on Monday, March 14 and reopened it to all traffic on April 30, 2022.

 

The replacement of the Long Branch Creek Bridge is expected to begin May 2  and continue through August 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, with an 11-foot width restriction. Motorists can expect delays as traffic will be directed through the one-lane work zone by temporary traffic signals. 

 

 

Not Started
Completion and Road Reopening

Mozingo Creek is complete and reopened to all traffic April 30, 2022.

The contractor anticipates all work at Long Branch to be complete by the end of August 2022.

Project News and Information

  • Nodaway County U.S. Route 136 Long Branch Bridge Now Closed

    05/11/2022

    St. Joseph, Mo. – Due to structural concerns, the Long Branch Bridge east of Maryville on U.S. Route 136 is now closed. Contractors from Phillips Hardy, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, closed the bridge to all traffic...

  • Mozingo Creek Bridge now open

    04/30/2022

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A project to replace the Mozingo Creek Bridge is now complete. Crews from Phillips Hardy, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, were able to reopen U.S. Route 136 at the Mozingo Creek Bridge today, Saturday...

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Nodaway County U.S. Route 136 Long Branch Bridge

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.  

Nodaway County U.S. Route 136 Project Video

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Nodaway County U.S. Route 136 Project Video
Summary

Hear from the Project Manager, Rick Orr, about the project plans, detours and timeline.

This project is part of Gov. Mike Parsons $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why is MoDOT closing the road during construction?

A: MoDOT strives to be a good steward of taxpayer money and by closing the Mozingo Creek Bridge, the contractor will be able to work more efficiently within a shorter construction period, saving taxpayer dollars and reducing the time period construction will affect motorists.

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 has already occurred for this project.

 

Q: Who can I contact if I have further questions?

A: Questions may be left by calling 888 ASK MODOT (888-275-6636) and asking to speak to Rick Orr, project manager for this project.

 

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

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

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