Commission Rejects Bridge Rehab Contract for Chester Bridge in Perry County

SIKESTON – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission did not award the contract to rehabilitate the Chester Bridge during its regular meeting July 1. The Chester Bridge connects the cities of Chester, Illinois, and Perryville, Missouri, across the Mississippi River via Route 51.

Four bids were received for the bridge rehabilitation project, and all were higher than anticipated. The bids surpassed the Missouri Department of Transportation’s programmed budget for the project. The MHTC deemed the bids excessive and recommended the Missouri Department of Transportation identify alternate rehabilitation options for the bridge.

The bridge will continue to be monitored with the next inspection scheduled this fall.

The Chester Bridge website is available at For more information, please contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).



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