Construction operations will resume soon at the site of the new railroad bridge on Route V in Livingston County, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
New embankments built by contractor crews have almost finished settling and construction activities will increase at the site beginning Sept. 16. Residents in the area will see increased construction traffic and are asked to remain attentive. The contractor anticipates that all work on the new bridge will be completed on or before Dec. 2, 2013.
This $1.4 million project was awarded to APAC-Missouri Inc. and will be replacing the current railroad bridge located at East Bridge Street. The new bridge will be built on Route V connecting East Polk Street and Polk Street, just north of the current bridge.
The new project will also benefit the public as it will straighten out the alignment of Route V. Currently drivers have to make a series of sharp turns, but once the project is complete the sharp turns will be eliminated. The new bridge will be concrete and have more gently sloped approaches which are easier to drive in large trucks or during inclement weather.