Counties Impacted
Harrison
Gentry
Project Status
In Progress
Route Impacted
U.S. Route 169
Harrison County Route EE

Proposed Project Timeline (subject to change)

Complete
Design and Right of Way Acquisition Phase

MoDOT employees and consultants are working together to design a bridge deck replacement project for the U.S. Route 169 Middle Fork of the Grand River in Gentry County and Harrison Route EE Panther Creek bridges.

MoDOT will not need to  acquire any additional right of way for the project.

 

Complete
Public Input

MoDOT hosted two opportunities to receive community feedback in July 2020 regarding the bridge deck replacement projects.

 

 

Complete
Contractors Bid on the Project

The projects are currently scheduled in the October 2020 letting. At that time contractors will be able to submit competitive bids for the projects.

Complete
Contract Awarded

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission reviewed all bids and awarded the contract to Emery Sapp & Sons at their  November 2020 meeting

Complete
Notice to Proceed

The Notice to Proceed date is the earliest the contractor may begin work on the project. This is currently scheduled for January 2021.

The contactor completed construction on the Harrison County Route EE Panther Creek Bridge and the roadway reopened on Monday, May 3.

The Gentry County U.S. Route 169 Middle Fork of the Grand River Bridge closed to all traffic  Wednesday, May 19, and reopened Friday, Aug. 13.

Complete
Road Closure

In order to safely place the new bridge decks in the shortest amount of time, the bridges will be closed to all traffic during construction.

The Gentry County U.S. Route 169 Middle Fork of the Grand River Bridge closed to all traffic on Wednesday,  May 19, 2021 and reopened on Friday, Aug. 13.

Complete
Completion and Road Reopening

The contactor  completed construction on the Harrison County Route EE Panther Creek Bridge and the roadway reopened on Monday, May 3.

The Gentry County U.S. Route 169 Middle Fork of the Grand River Bridge reopened on Aug. 13, 2021.

 

 

Project News and Information

  • Gentry County U.S. Route 169 bridge now open

    08/16/2021

    St. Joseph, Mo. – Gentry County U.S. Route 169 is now open at the Middle Fork of the Grand River Bridge. Contractors from Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, opened the roadway Friday afternoon, Aug. 13...

  • Gentry U.S. Route 169 bridge deck replacement to begin soon

    05/10/2021

    St. Joseph, Mo. – The bridge on Gentry County U.S. Route 169 over Middle Fork of the Grand River, near Gentry, will soon receive a new deck. Contractors from Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin...

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Project Information

What is the purpose of the project?

This bridge improvement project will include the  U.S. Route 169 Middle Fork of the Grand River bridge in Gentry County and Harrison Route EE Panther Creek bridges. Both bridges, built in 1961, will receive new decks as part of Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

 

 

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Harrison Route EE Panther Creek Bridge Profile

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is MoDOT closing the road during construction?

A: Closing the bridges saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently and will result in a shorter construction period.

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Q: What is the current proposed detour?

A: Gentry County U.S. Route 169 Middle Fork of the Grand River Bridge: Motorists will be directed along a signed detour using Routes W and YY

     Harrison Route EE Panther Creek Bridge: Due to low traffic volumes, a signed detour will not be utilized during the closure.

 

Q: Why not build a bypass?

A: Based on the cost/benefit ratio, building a bypass would not be a good use of taxpayer funds.

 

Q: Will MoDOT have to purchase any right of way?

A: Right of way acquisition will not be necessary for these projects.

 

Q: Who can I contact if I have further questions?

A: Questions about the project may be directed to MoDOT Customer Service at I-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636)