MoDOT Plans to Replace Route ZZ Bridge in Howell County

Online Community Briefing: Share Your Thoughts!

SIKESTON—The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace the Route ZZ bridge over Howell Creek in Howell County. The bridge is located east of West Plains, Missouri between the BNSF railroad tracks and County Road 8240.  

The new concrete bridge will be wider than the existing structure.

Construction of the Route ZZ bridge could begin as early as spring 2023, with completion anticipated by fall 2023.

As work is underway, the roadway will be closed in the vicinity of the bridge for approximately three months.

Interested persons may review the project in more detail and share their thoughts at For more information, please contact Project Manager Pete Berry at (417) 469-6242, Area Engineer Elquin Auala at (417) 469-6286 or MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).


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