Counties Impacted
Buchanan
Route Impacted
Y
Work Type
Bridge Replacement
Planning Phase

COMPLETE

This project will replace both of the Bee Creek Bridges on Buchanan County Route Y. The current bridges, constructed in 1922, are listed in poor condition and have reached the end of their lifespan. The bridge located north of Missouri Route 116 was closed on March 19, 2023, due to barrier wall and overhang damage. This project was a part of the January 2023 contractor letting with construction expected to begin in 2023.

  • Bee Creek Bridge: North - CLOSED - located north of Route 116 between Old Frame and Benner Lake roads. This bridge will be replaced with by another single-span bridge. 
  • Bee Creek Bridge: South - located south of Route 116 near the Dearborn city limits. This bridge will be replaced by a box culvert. 

Project Timeline

Complete
Design Phase

MoDOT and their consultants are working to design the bridge replacements. This phase includes designing the bridge structures, determining traffic control to be used during construction, right of way acquisition, if needed, and a public input period. 

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Public Input Opportunity

Join us Wednesday, July 13, for an open house style public input opportunity. Designers and engineers from the Missouri Department of Transportation and their consultants will be on hand to discuss construction plans for the bridges, potential detour routes and to hear your comments and concerns about the planned projects.

Time: Wednesday, July 13, 4 - 6 p.m. 

Location: North Platte Jr. & Sr. High School  - 212 W. 6th St., Dearborn, MO 64439

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please use the form below to submit your comments regarding this project and/or sign up for project-specific email updates. Opportunity to comment will be available through July 20.

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Contractors Bid on the Project

Contractors may submit competitive bids during MoDOT's scheduled lettings. This project was a part of the January 2023 letting. 

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Contract Awarded

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission considered all submitted bids at their scheduled monthly meeting in February 2023. The project was awarded to Phillips Hardy, Inc.

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Construction

The contractor may begin construction as early as March 2023 and must be completed by December 2023, or they may incur liquidated damages. 

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Bee Creek Bridge 1

Public Input Opportunity:

Join us Wednesday, July 13, for an open house style public input opportunity. Designers and engineers from the Missouri Department of Transportation and their consultants will be on hand to discuss construction plans for the bridges, potential detour routes and to hear your comments and concerns about the planned projects.

Time: Wednesday, July 13, 4 - 6 p.m. 

Location: North Platte Jr. & Sr. High School  - 212 W. 6th St., Dearborn, MO 64439

If you are unable to attend the in-person public input opportunity, please use the form below to submit your comments regarding this project and/or sign up for project-specific email updates. Opportunity to comment will be available through July 20.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q: Why is MoDOT closing the road during construction?

A: MoDOT strives to be a good steward of taxpayer money. By closing the roadway, the contractor will be able to work more efficiently within a shorter construction period, saving taxpayer dollars and reducing the time period construction will affect motorists.

Both bridge closures may overlap during construction in an effort to reduce overall closure time. 

 

Q: What is the detour during the bridge closure?

A: During both bridge replacements motorists will be directed around the closures via a signed detour on Route 371 from Buchanan County Route DD to Route H. Motorists can access Route Y between the two bridges by utilizing Route 116.

 

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

A: Yes, MoDOT is currently working with local property owners regarding right of way acquisition and/or easements near the bridges. 

 

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

A: Questions may be left by calling 888 ASK MODOT (888-275-6636) and asking for Project Manager Joyce Reynolds. 

 

Q: How can I stay updated on the project's progress?

A: Sign up for project-specific updates using the form below.

Project News

  • NOW OPEN: Buchanan County Route Y bridge reopens

    11/02/2023

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The north Buchanan County Route Y Bee Creek Bridge is now open. Phillips Hardy, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation were able to reopen the bridge, located between Old Frame Road and Missouri Route 116, this...

  • Buchanan County Route Y now closed at the Bee Creek Bridge

    03/20/2023

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A section of Buchanan County Route Y is now closed at the Branch of Bee Creek Bridge, located north of Route 116. The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the bridge last night March 19, due to barrier wall and overhang...

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