HANNIBAL - Weather permitting, the Champ Clark Bridge on U.S. Route 54 over the Mississippi River in Louisiana will be closed overnight between Monday and Tuesday, April 10 and 11. The bridge will close Monday, April 10, at midnight, and open to traffic on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:00 a.m., MoDOT crews will have the Champ Clark Bridge located on U.S. 54 in Louisiana temporarily closed for routine maintenance.
HANNIBAL – Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7, the Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor will have work zones set up on U.S. 54 on either side of the bridge, as well as on Third Street in Louisiana to do some core drilling. There are four locations, and in each area, the highway will be down to one lane throughout each day. “This is one of several things we are trying to accomplish prior to actual work beginning to replace the bridge later this fall,” explained Keith Killen, a professional engineer with MoDOT’s Northeast District and project manager for the new bridge.
The Champ Clark Bridge Team, consisting of Missouri and Illinois Department of Transportation professional engineers, has completed their evaluation of the Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) submitted by potential design-build teams. “These four teams will compete for the contract to oversee the design and construction of a new Champ Clark Bridge on U.S. 54 over the Mississippi River in Louisiana, Missouri,” said Champ Clark Bridge Project Director, Keith Killen.
The following teams were selected to further develop their proposals on the project:
The Champ Clark Bridge Team will release the Request for Proposals (RFP) on March 1st, 2017. “This means these four teams will receive our formal request to submit their proposals to design and construct the new bridge,” Killen explained.
HANNIBAL – The team working to establish who will help the Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation to design and build a new Champ Clark Bridge is making progress. “Since this is a design-build project, we are seeking out industry who may be interested in working on the team, and we’ve held our first meeting with several who have expressed interest,” said MoDOT Project Director Keith Killen, P.E. The Champ Clark Bridge is located on U.S. 54 over the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri.
Last week, about 50 interested contractors, suppliers and consultants attended a meeting at the MoDOT Northeast District office in Hannibal to learn how they can start the process to potentially be selected as part of the design-build team.