Virtual Public Meeting Information

Community members will have three opportunities to provide feedback regarding the replacement projects of both the Nodaway County U.S. Route 136 Mozingo Creek and Long Branch bridges. We encourage you to review the project timeline, bridge and detour plans and frequently asked questions sections on this page for project information.

Call-in:

Two call-in public meeting opportunities will be available on Tuesday, March 2. The first opportunity will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second from 4 to 6 p.m. Community members can call 816-387-2483 to have an individual conversation with a project expert regarding their questions and concerns about the Nodaway U.S. Route 136 bridge replacement projects.

Online:

From Monday, Feb. 22, through Friday, March 5, a comment form is available at the bottom of this webpage to collect any feedback and questions regarding the project. This form will also allow you to sign up to receive project-specific updates .

Mail-in:

Send your questions and comments to:

U.S. Route 136 Bridge Replacement Project Comments

Missouri Department of Transportation

3602 North Belt Highway

St. Joseph, MO 64506

All comments must be postmarked by March 5, 2021.

Counties Impacted
Nodaway
Project Status
Planning Phase
Route Impacted
U.S. Route 136

Proposed Project Timeline

In Progress
Design and Right of Way Acquistion 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.

 Right of way acquisition will not be necessary for the Long Branch Bridge project, but permanent right of way and temporary easements will be needed for the Mozingo Creek Bridge project. This additional right of way will allow crews to maintain the eroding ditches feeding into the creek.

In Progress
Public Input

Public Input

MoDOT will host three opportunities to receive community feedback regarding the bridge replacement projects.

 

Call-in:

Two call-in public meeting opportunities will be available on Tuesday, March 2. The first opportunity will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second from 4 to 6 p.m. Community members can call 816-387-2483 to have an individual conversation with a project expert regarding their questions and concerns about the Nodaway U.S. Route 136 bridge replacement projects.

 

Online:

From Monday, Feb. 22, through Friday, March 5, a comment form is available at the bottom of this webpage to collect any feedback and questions regarding the project. Project information, plans, detour route and proposed schedule will all be available to view on this webpage.

 

Mail-in:

Send your questions and comments to:

U.S. Route 136 Bridge Replacement Project Comments

Missouri Department of Transportation

3602 North Belt Highway

St. Joseph, MO 64506

All comments must be postmarked by March 5, 2021.

Not Started
Contractors Bid on the Project

The projects are currently scheduled in the August 2021 letting. At that time contractors will be able to submit competitive bids for the projects.

Not Started
Contract Awarded

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will review all bids and could award the contract at their September 2021 meeting.

Not Started
Project begins and Road Closes

By contract, March 1,  2022 is the earliest the contractor may begin construction in an effort to avoid winter weather complications.

 

In order to safely replace the bridges in the shortest amount of time, the bridges will close, one at a time, to all traffic during construction.

Per contract, the Mozingo Branch Bridge will be replaced first with an estimated 75 calendar days for construction. Once the Mozingo Branch Bridge is completed, crews will begin the replacing the Long Branch Bridge, which is also estimated to take 75 calendar days to complete.

 

An exact date for the closures has not yet been established. After the contract is awarded, the contractor will meet with MoDOT engineers and staff to determine the closure dates.

Not Started
Completion and Road Reopening

The schedule for the reopening of the bridges has not yet been determined. After the contract is awarded, the contractor will meet with MoDOT engineers and staff to determine the duration of the closures.

Project News and Information

  • Community invited to discuss upcoming bridge projects

    02/18/2021

    MARYVILLE, Mo. – Plans are underway to replace two Nodaway County bridges. The Missouri Department of Transportation will host both a virtual and phone-in public meeting to gather community feedback regarding the planned replacements of the U.S...

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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.  

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why is MoDOT closing the road during construction?

A: Closing the bridges saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently and will result in a shorter construction period.

 

Q: What is the current proposed detour?

A: During the closure of Nodaway County U.S. Route 136 between Routes EE and E, motorists will be directed by a signed detour on Routes F, N and VV. The construction of the Mozingo Creek Bridge, located west of Liberty Road, will be completed first. Once the Mozingo Creek Bridge reopens construction of the Long Branch Bridge, located east of Liberty Road, will begin.

 

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: Right of way acquisition will not be necessary for the Long Branch Bridge project, but permanent right of way and temporary easements will be needed for the Mozingo Creek Bridge project. This additional right of way will allow crews to maintain the eroding ditches feeding into the creek.

 

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

A: Questions may be left using the form below, or by calling 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636).

 

Q: How can I stay updated on the projects progress?

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

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