Sorrels Overpass Bridge Deck Rehabilitation - ACCELERATED PROJECT DUE TO DAMAGE

Below are details, resources and news about the rehabilitation of the Sorrels Overpass bridge over Interstate 70 in Boone County, west of Columbia. The existing 63 year-old bridge carries up to 500 vehicles per day. The repairs are necessary due to deteriorating conditions and a recent traffic crash that damaged the bridge. 

Project Details

When: 
The replacement of the bridge could begin as early as January, 2022. 

Cost: 
The contracted cost is $1,038,857.

Work Taking Place: 
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT. Due to a recent traffic crash, the bridge has been deemed unfit for traffic. An emergency contract will be awarded to replace the overpass. 

Traffic Impact:  
Sorrels Overpass will remain closed until construction of a new bridge in complete
.  Temporary lane closures will be intermittently needed on I-70 during construction. 

Counties Impacted
Boone
Project Status
In Progress
Route Impacted
Interstate 70

Project Milestones

Complete
Public Comment Period
May 4-21, 2021
Complete
Damage to Bridge
October 18, 2021

A traffic crash caused significant damage to the bridge. The overpass is currently closed, until new construction is complete. 

Complete
Emergency Contract Award
October 22, 2021

The contract for the project was awarded to Emery Sapp and Sons, which submitted the low bid of $1,038,857.

Complete
Demolition of Damaged Bridge
November 5-6, 2021
Not Started
Construction of New Bridge Begins
January, 2022

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