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MODOT Plans to Replace Aging Bridges, Will Host Public Meeting Tomorrow

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The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace three bridges on Highway 76 east of Bradleyville next year.  At a public meeting last spring, area residents expressed concern about closing the highway to replace the bridges.

A follow-up to the first meeting is planned for tomorrow (12/1) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. so MODOT officials can show new plans for handling traffic during construction.

The deteriorating bridges over Beaver Creek, Caney Creek and Kentucky Creek on Route 76 will be replaced starting next summer.  They’re all located between Route 125 at Bradleyville and Taney County Route W near Brownbranch.  The estimated total cost for the three projects is $4.9 million.

The open house-style meeting tomorrow will be at the Bradleyville High School Library.  Those who are unable to attend can visit an online public meeting at moddot.gov/southwest.

Learn more about the bridge replacement project here.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.