Public meeting set for Jan. 25 for Missouri Route 79 bridge replacement in Hannibal

Missouri-Department-of-Transportation

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A public informational meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Missouri Department of Transportation, 1711 Highway 61 South, to share information about the bridge replacement project on Missouri Route 79 in Marion County. 

The meeting is open-house style, so no formal presentation will be made. Attendees can attend anytime between 4 and 6 p.m.

The bridge over Bear Creek, Norfolk Southern Railroad and Warren Barrett Drive, located four-tenths of a mile north of Route T in Hannibal, will be replaced this year. The road will be closed for up to 180 days during construction of the project, with the closure tentatively scheduled to begin in March.

Details about the project, including a schedule and the closure, will be shared at the meeting through displays and discussions with Missouri Department of Transportation engineers and its contractor, KCI Construction Company. 

In a press release, MoDOT area engineer Emily Edgar said the new bridge will include ADA improvements consisting of a 10-foot-wide shared-use path to be utilized by pedestrians and cyclists.

To learn more about the project, visit the Missouri Route 79 Bridge Replacement in Marion project page on the Missouri Department of Transportation website (modot.org). All displays and information provided at the public meeting will be posted on the project web page immediately after the meeting.

Edgar also encourages anyone interested to sign up for emails about the project at Customer Service Sign-on link at mo.gov.

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