This bridge will be replaced next year and will require two closures Missouri Route 6 in Adair County

September 22, 2022

This bridge will be replaced next year and will require two closures

HANNIBAL, MO – Individuals are invited to a public informational meeting that will share information about a future bridge replacement project on Missouri Route 6 in Adair County. The bridge over the Chariton River, approximately one mile east of Missouri Route 149 near Novinger, will be replaced next year, and the road will have to be closed at the bridge two separate times during the project. The meeting is planned for Thursday, October 6th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Novinger Fire Station, located at 100 Front St, in Novinger. Details about the project, including a schedule and the closures, will be shared at the meeting through displays and discussions with Missouri Department of Transportation engineers. The meeting is open-house style, so there is no formal presentation; attendees can come anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Included in this project is the removal of the railroad bridge over the abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway on Missouri Route 136, 1.2 miles west of Route 63 in Schuyler County. Information will be available at the public meeting about this project, as well.

“We encourage individuals to come and learn what will be taking place and ask questions,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Amy Crawford. She said the new bridge will be 34 feet wide which is 8 feet wider than the existing bridge.

All information available at the public meeting will be made available online on Thursday, October 6. Should anyone interested in the project require language translation, please call 573-248-2517.

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