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Bridge Replacement Project Set to Begin on US Route 136 in Schuyler County

Written by on May 19, 2023

HANNIBAL, Mo. – Monday, May 22, crews will begin setting signs in preparation for work to begin on the removal of the bridge on U.S. Route 136, located over an abandoned railroad 1.2 miles west of U.S. Route 63, near Lancaster in Schuyler County.  Weather permitting, preliminary work will begin on May 30, followed by the closure of   the bridge on June 5.  Route 136 is expected to be closed for 35 days.

This bridge will be replaced with a culvert and all work is scheduled to be completed by mid-July.

Included in the contract is an additional project for the bridge replacement project located on Missouri Route 6 over the Chariton River,  one mile east of Missouri Route 149 near Novinger in Adair County. This work began in March with occasional lane closures expected. In early fall, once the bridge is completed, a 28-day road closure is expected to complete work on tie-ins and approaches.

Emery Sapp & Sons was awarded the contract last fall in the amount of $6,148,918.

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