Bridge on Route T in Adair County to be Replaced

September 02, 2022

September 02, 2022

Bridge on Route T in Adair County to be Replaced

HANNIBAL, MO – Weather permitting, September 19, Route T will close at North Fork of Salt River, approximately 1 mile west of Sperry in Adair County for a bridge replacement project. Originally built in 1955, it is the fourteenth bridge to be replaced under the FARM (Fixing Access to Rural Missouri) Bridge Program.

"We have 31 weight-restricted, poor condition bridges in northern Missouri to replace under this federally-funded program,” stated Missouri Department of Transportation Project Director Jeff Gander. Lehman-Wilson was awarded the design-build contract by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. “The MoDOT team has worked closely with the contractor to develop plans for these improvements, and by October 2023, all 31 bridges will be replaced,” Gander noted.

“We understand closing a road can be challenging, yet it’s the best use of our tax dollars, it makes it safer for all the workers, and it speeds up construction,” Gander explained.

There is no posted detour on most of these projects. The average traffic volume on Route T is approximately 250 vehicles a day. All bridges in the program are expected to be closed during construction. The bridge is expected to re-open by early February-2023.

The program will replace deficient bridges on low-volume routes that are:

Weight-restricted

In poor condition

On timber pile

One-lane but carry two-way traffic



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