Bridge rehabilitation work resuming in rural northeast Missouri


HANNIBAL, Mo. — Rehabilitation work is set to resume, entering the final stage, on 25 rural northeast Missouri bridges on Feb. 28. Work began last summer, then halted due to winter conditions.

Capital Paving and Construction, LLC was awarded the $2.2M contract last year that spans eight counties includes Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Schuyler, Scotland and Shelby. These bridges were included in the Safe and Sound Bridge program which rebuilt more than 800 bridges approximately 12 years ago.

Local bridge locations are as follows:

  • Lewis County, Missouri Route 156 – Over Big Grassy Creek, near Ewing
  • Shelby County, Route H – Over Hilton Branch, 1.6 miles south of Route M in Leonard
  • Shelby County, Route BB – Over Garnett Branch, 3 miles north of Route M in Epworth
  • Shelby County, Route DD – Over Otter Creek, 1.75 miles west of Route TT near Maud

This final phase of work includes bridge painting, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of August. All work is weather-dependent. Schedules are subject to change. Traffic will be reduced to one lane where crews are actively working with a 10-foot width restriction in place. Flaggers will be utilized to direct motorists through the work zone. Crews will be present during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.

A list and interactive map of all 25 bridges can be found on the projects webpage at A second set of 14 Safe and Sound bridges is scheduled to begin later this year in the southern portion of the northeast district.

For more information on this and other projects in your area, please contact MoDOT’s Customer Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MODOT (275-6636) or visit

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