Proposed Project Timeline (Subject to change)
MoDOT employees and consultants are working together to design four new bridges on Route 46 over Big Slu, Florida Creek, Stream and White Cloud Creek. A public information open house was held on July 9, 2019, at the NW Missouri Regional Airport in Maryville.
The projects are currently scheduled in the December 2019 letting. At that time contractors will be able to submit competitive bids for the projects.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission reviewed all bids and awarded the contract to Boone Construction Company at their January 2020 meeting.
The Notice to Proceed date is the earliest the contractor may begin work on the project. This is currently scheduled for February 2020.
Boone Construction Co. , working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, closed the White Cloud Creek Bridge, east of Route AB on Monday, July 13, with an expected reopening in early October.
The Big Slough Creek and Stream bridges, west of Route AB, will close Monday, July 27. The Stream Bridge has an expected reopening in late September, while the Big Slough Creek Bridge is scheduled to reopen in December.
Once the White Cloud Creek Bridge nears completion, crews will close and begin the replacement of the Florida Creek Bridge, also located east of Route AB.
Route 46 will be closed both east and west of Route AB during this time.
All schedules are subject to change and weather dependent.
The contract completion date is Dec. 1, 2020.
Planned Work at Florida Creek Bridge
This overview shows the proposed new right of way, temporary easements and other features of the planned work at the Florida Creek Bridge and the bridge just to its west.
Proposed Detour Routes
Most traffic will be directed around the closures via a signed detour on Route 113 and U.S. Route 71. Local traffic may utilize Route AB between the bridge projects.
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.
Q: What is the current proposed detour?
A: The proposed signed detour is over Route 113 and U.S. Route 71. Local traffic may plan to use Route AB between the bridges. See the map above right.
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: Some right of way acquisition may be necessary for these projects. The Right of Way staff with the Missouri Department of Transportation will reach out to any property owners who may be affected. See an example of some proposed right of way above left.
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)
Q: How can I stay updated on the projects progress?
A: Sign up for project-specific updates below: