IDOT to hold public meeting on Memorial Bridge replacement Thursday

Memorial Bridge to reopen

Quincy's Memorial Bridge will be about 100 years old before it is replaced. Construction on a new bridge could begin in 2029.

QUINCY – The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Dec. 7 at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center about the proposed replacement of the Quincy Memorial Bridge.
“We are pleased that we will have the opportunity to work with the state of Missouri and the city of Quincy to replace the bridge and enhance the transportation system within the region,” said Jeff Myers, IDOT Regional Engineer for Region 4. “This public meeting is a major step in the process. I encourage anyone interested to attend, ask questions and offer feedback.”

The meeting is scheduled to run from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 405 Vermont. The purpose of the meeting is to present the preferred design for the improvement and to seek comments from the public. Exhibits, maps and aerial photography of the study area will be presented for viewing during the meeting.

No formal presentation will be made, but IDOT staff and consultants will be available to answer questions and receive comments from those in attendance.

Memorial Bridge, which is more than 90 years old and carries 7,000 vehicles per day on eastbound U.S. 24, originally carried traffic in both directions between Illinois and Missouri until Bayview Bridge opened in 1987, with westbound traffic moving to the new bridge.

Planning for a replacement started in 2014 but did not advance due to lack of funding. Gov. JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital plan calls for $150 million for the new bridge, with the State of Missouri reimbursing Illinois half of those dollars upon completion.

Construction on the new bridge could begin as early as 2029.

For more information, please visit the project webpage at Adams County – Quincy Memorial
Bridge (illinois.gov).

Comments may be submitted at the meeting or mailed to:

Illinois Department of Transportation, District 6
126 E. Ash St.
Springfield, IL 62704
Attn: Jay Wavering, P.E.

Comments received by Jan. 9, 2024, will be included in the official project record

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