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Southwest District Office: (417) 895-7600

October 04, 2016 02:47 PM
Public Meeting October 11 Will Outline
New Route 43 Bridge near Seneca

Newton County -– A public meeting to discuss a project to build a new bridge on Missouri Route 43 south of Seneca is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11 in Seneca, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. The come-and-go style meeting will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, at Seneca R-VII High School, 1110 Neosho Street.

The bridge being replaced crosses Roark Creek approximately five miles south of Seneca. It was built in 1941 and has experienced significant deterioration.

An online public meeting also will be available and it will go “live” on Tuesday afternoon for those unable to attend the in-person meeting.

The plans for the project will be posted to the online meeting at www.modot.org/southwest.

Viewing Plans

The in-person public meeting is open-house style. Visitors will be able come and go any time during the hour and a half to examine plans, talk individually with MoDOT engineers and submit comments. NO FORMAL PRESENTATION IS PLANNED. The online public meeting will contain the same information and access to plans. Visitors online can submit comments or questions via email.

The Project

The bridge will be replaced with a new structure.

During construction, Route 43 will be CLOSED at the site of the bridge. There will be no signed detour, but drivers may use U.S. Route 60 and Newton County routes DD, Y and B to get around the project. Drivers will have access to entrances on either side of the bridge. However, drivers will NOT be able to cross the bridge during construction.

The estimated total cost of the project is $900,000. A construction schedule has not yet been determined. 


For more information, call MoDOT at 417-895-7600 or visit modot.org/southwest.


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