SIKESTON—The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace the Route 63 bridge over the BNSF railroad in Howell County. The structure is located near Brandsville, Missouri.
The project will be tentatively let in February 2023, with construction beginning as early as spring 2023.
Traffic will continue to use the existing structure during construction. The new bridge will be constructed on a new alignment, slightly south of the existing bridge. As the new bridge is tied into the existing pavement, flaggers or temporary signals will be present to guide traffic through the work zone.
Completion is anticipated by the end of 2023.
Interested persons may review the project in more detail and share their thoughts at www.modot.org/63howellbridge. For more information, please contact MoDOT Project Manager Pete Berry at (417) 469-6242, MoDOT 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).