MACON – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract to Bleigh Construction, of Palmyra, Missouri, for a bridge replacement on Macon County Route PP. The project will be at Winn Branch, located 1 mile west of Macon County Route V near Macon. The total cost of the project is approximately $503,626.
“We are glad we are able to move forward with the replacement of this bridge,” said Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Brian Untiedt. “Significant deterioration has occurred over the years, and for the safety of motorists, the time to replace it has arrived,” he added.
The contractor has 90 calendar days to complete the project. The work could begin as early as this summer and should be completed by fall. The new bridge will 24 feet wide, which is 4 feet wider than the existing one. The road will be closed during construction.
“We will be able to provide a more specific schedule on this bridge project after the contractor provides the plan for completing the work,” said Untiedt.
For more information on this and other projects in your area, you can visit us online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast, or call our customer service number at 1-888 ASK MoDOT (275-6636).