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Online meeting planned about Morgan County bridge projects

Online meeting planned about Morgan County bridge projects

November 21st, 2017 by the News Tribune news@newstribune.com in Local News

The Missouri Department of Transportation is holding an online public meeting to share information about an upcoming project that will replace two bridges in Morgan County — the Route BB bridge over Middle Richland Creek and the Route PP bridge over Messer Creek, according to a news release.

MoDOT is seeking input from the public about this project online at modot.org/central/MorganCountyBridges.htm, where residents can find information and make comments about the project.

The online public meeting will run from today through Dec. 6.

The Route BB bridge is located approximately four miles west of Route D, and the Route PP bridge is located approximately a mile east of Route D. The Middle Richland Creek bridge was built in 1955, and the Messer Creek bridge was constructed in 1962. Both bridges are rated in poor condition. Both of the new bridges will be 4 feet wider than the current bridges.

The projects are expected to be awarded in spring 2018.

During construction, the Route BB bridge will be closed for up to three months. A signed detour of Route N to Route 52 to Route D will be set up during construction. The cost of the Route BB bridge replacement is approximately $700,000.

The Route PP bridge will also be closed for up to three months. The expected cost of the Route PP replacement is $500,000.

For more information or to comment on the project, contact Transportation Project Manager Troy Hughes at 573-522-5163 or Troy.Hughes@modot.mo.gov.