Bridge Replacement Scheduled on MO 81 in Clark County

Bridge Replacement Scheduled on MO 81 in Clark County

Public invited to community briefing

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, Monday, March 5, MO 81 will
be closed to traffic north of Kahoka to replace the Fox River Bridge. The
bridge replacement should take approximately 66 working days. A community briefing will be held on
Tuesday,

February 28 from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Clark County High
School in the commons area. “There
are three bridges in Clark County we are replacing this year, and we want to be
sure area residents are aware of these closures,” said MoDOT Construction
and Materials Engineer Macy Rodenbaugh.

The 82-year-old bridge over the Fox River will be replaced
with a nine foot wider bridge and is expected to open by mid-May. Alternate
routes of travel are available over MO 81, US 136, US 61/27 and Route C.

This summer, Route D at Little Wyaconda and Wyaconda Rivers
will be replaced. By the end of the summer of 2012, eight bridges in Clark
County will have been repaired or replaced under MoDOT’s innovative Safe and
Sound Bridge Program.

For more information about this bridge or others in the Safe
& Sound Bridge Program, contact the MoDOT’s Customer Service Center
toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636) or visit us online at
www.modot.mo.gov/northeast.