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Public Invited to Open House for New Daniel Boone Bridge Oct. 12

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C headquarters in Weldon Spring will host the event from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Do you remember the days when there was only one Highway 40 bridge over the Missouri River, and the center lane was switched back and forth from eastbound in the morning and westbound in the evening?

That bridge, which was built in 1935 and now carries the westbound lanes of I-64, is slated to be replaced.  The $125 million project is funded to start in summer 2012.

Residents, businesses and commuters interested in the new Missouri River bridge are invited to attend a public hearing from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wed., Oct. 12 at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C headquarters in Weldon Spring.

Missouri Department of Transportation staff will be available to discuss the property needs, economic and social effects and environmental issues being addressed with the new bridge, known as the Daniel Boone Bridge.

The meeting will be an open house, so the public is welcome to attend at any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Troop C offices are located at 891 Technology Drive in Weldon Spring.

The preliminary plans for the new bridge as prepared by MoDOT will be available at the public hearing Oct. 12 and are available for public inspection and copying at MoDOT's St. Louis Regional office in Chesterfield

The new bridge will be completed using Design-Build contracting. MoDOT will start the procurement process in early 2012 with selection of the contractor in mid-summer. The competing contractor teams will submit their proposed design of the new bridge and their construction schedule.

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