This project let in Spring 2020.
Currently, median crossovers are being installed to prepare for deck replacement and repairs on both bridges. While the northbound bridge is being repaired both lanes on the northbound bridge will be closed and traffic will be reduced to one lane both directions on the southbound bridge.
MoDOT plans to have the northbound bridge completed by Aug. 13 so that all lanes on both bridges will be open for the Missouri State Fair.
After the fair, MoDOT will close both lanes on the southbound bridge for deck replacement and repairs. During that time both lanes will be closed on the southbound bridge and traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions on the northbound bridge.
This project is slated for completion in December of 2020.
About the Project
This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. This project will rehabilitate the U.S. Route 65 northbound and southbound twin bridges of Flat Creek, located one mile south of the City of Sedalia. The age and condition of these bridges require rehabilitation so that they can continue to serve customers for decades to come. More than 7,000 drivers cross this stretch of U.S. 65 every day, which makes keeping the roadway smooth and safe paramount.
Construction is scheduled to start late spring of 2020. The goal is to construct the median crossover and repair the northbound bridge by mid-August so that all lanes of U.S. 65 will be open during the Missouri State Fair. Construction of the southbound bridge is scheduled for late August to early December of 2020. Touch up work, including seeding and paint, may occur spring of 2021. This project cost, including engineering, has an estimated cost of $3.2 million.
One lane of U.S. 65 will be open in both directions during construction. Head to head traffic using median crossovers will be installed so that one bridge will be fixed at a time. Some nearby driveways may only be able to make a right turn during construction.
The northbound bridge will be constructed first.