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Posted by Randy on 2013/12/6 6:45:21 (259 reads) News by the same author

Engineering service proposals have been received by the city of Trenton for a project to replace the 17th Street bridge in Trenton.

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Area Engineer Tonya Lohman of the MoDOT office in Chillicothe discussed this project, and others, when she spoke today at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting.

The current stage of the project, she said, involves the selection of a consulting firm to design the new bridge for 17th Street. Ms. Lohman anticipates plans for the new bridge will call for smoother, longer approaches; and as a result, will affect intersections on both sides. She mentioned the projects’ cost could reach three point seven million dollars. While it’s not on a state-maintained route, Ms. Lohman indicated much of the money is committed in federal funds to be received in 2015 by the multi-modal division of the Missouri Department of Transportation. She also noted the railroad owns the 17th street bridge and it has yet to give approval to a project agreement. Also evaluated, which Ms. Lohman believes will be attractive to railroad officials, is the proposed closing of some rural railroad crossings in Trenton and Grundy county.

Second ward city councilman Mark Robinson is a member of the committee reviewing engineering proposals. Robinson told KTTN that seven proposals were received; and four companies have been selected for interviews, some of which were held Thursday, December 6.

During a question and answer session, MoDOT’s Tonya Lohman said the Federal Aviation Administration is evaluating three possible locations to install a street light along Highway 6, at the northbound Highway 65 ramp. She stated traffic studies don’t warrant traffic signal lights at 9th and Kitty. She recommended discussions could be held that would include the possibility of putting in a pedestrian crossing light.

There was a question pertaining to traffic accidents at 28th and Highway 65 despite signage and rumble strips. Ms. Lohman stated studies indicate much of the traffic there is traveling north or south and not turning. She hinted that many of the accidents at that intersection are probably due to poor decisions by the drivers.

Ms. Lohman said there have been discussions about lowering the speed limit for Highway 6 as it goes by Jamesport. That could be accomplished if the city wanted to annex a certain area and then pass an ordinance to lessen the speed limit.

Tonya Lohman, the Department of Transportations’ area engineer, works an 11 county area of north central Missouri from an office at 13-03 Mitchell Avenue in Chillicothe. She invited Rotarians, and the public, to submit comments to any MoDOT office—or the web site—regarding the current long-range transportation plan in Missouri. And Ms. Lohman briefly spoke about the initiative petition campaign that seeks enough signatures from each Congressional district to place a one percent sales tax for transportation on the election ballot next November.

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