HANNIBAL – Drivers will see road and bridge work next year on U.S. Route 24 between Monroe City and the Randolph County line. The bridge over Middle Fork Salt River near Paris will get a new deck; the 39-mile stretch of highway will be resurfaced, as well. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded these projects last week to Magruder Construction for $7,223,865.
This bridge is included in Gov. Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program passed by the Missouri General Assembly during its 2019 session. The program appropriated $50 million in state general revenue to fund 45 high priority bridge projects throughout the state.
The contractor’s notice to proceed is March 1, 2020; however, a specific date for construction to begin will be determined after a preconstruction conference in late winter.
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