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Job Fair To Be Held

HANNIBAL – A job fair will be held at the Twin Pike YMCA, 611 Kelly Lane, in Louisiana, Missouri on Thursday, August 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for those interested in an opportunity to work on the new Champ Clark Bridge project.  “The Champ Clark Bridge will be constructed with a union work force hired by the contractor Massman Construction,” said Keith Killen, Missouri Department of Transportation professional engineer and project director for the Champ Clark

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Public Invited to Learn More About New Champ Clark Bridge Project

HANNIBAL – An open house public meeting will be held on Thursday, August 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Twin Pike YMCA, 611 Kelly Lane, Louisiana for those interested in learning more about the new Champ Clark Bridge and the rebuilding of the U.S. Route 54 and the Missouri Route 79 intersection in Louisiana. 

Missouri Department of Transportation and contractor staff from Massman Construction will be available to visit with attendees and answer questions one on one.  In addition, attendees will be able to view a rendering of the new bridge, view the improvements to be made at the U.S. Route 54/Missouri Route 79 intersection, and learn about the work that is currently being done in preparation for construction.  “We highly recommend anyone interested in staying informed about progress on the project sign up to receive email updates, and they can do so at the meeting,” said Keith Killen, MoDOT professional engineer and project

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Massman and HNTB Selected to Design, Build New Champ Clark Bridge

New Bridge Completion Expected in Fall 2019

HANNIBAL – By Fall 2019, motorists traveling across the Mississippi River on U.S. Route 54 between Illinois and Missouri will enjoy a wider, safer ride.   Massman Construction Company, headquartered in Kansas City, was selected today as the best value proposer to design and construct the new Champ Clark Bridge by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at its meeting in Bowling Green. Replacement of the bridge is a partnership between the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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Champ Clark Bridge to Close for Annual Inspection

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, the U.S. Route 54 bridge over the Mississippi River in Louisiana, known as the Champ Clark Bridge, will be closed on Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to conduct the annual in-depth inspection.  If the inspection is not complete due to weather, the bridge crew will open the bridge for the weekend, then close it again the following week,” explained Brian Haeffner, Missouri Department of Transportation area engineer. 

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Routine Maintenance Will Temporarily Close the Champ Clark Bridge for One Night

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. 

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Prep Work to Take Place for New Champ Clark Bridge

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. 

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Design/Build Teams Selected To Compete for New Champ Clark Bridge Contract

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:

Alberici/Parsons
American Bridge/Garver
Lunda/Figg
Massman/HNTB

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.

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DOT's Hold Meeting with Interested Consultants: Bridge Project Progressing

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. 

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It's not too late to be part of the workforce

The Missouri Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Moberly Area Community College and several recruitment and training facilities, potential consultants and contractors, held a job fair for those interested in developing their skills or using their experience to help design and build a NEW Champ Clark Bridge!  See video recap and learn how it's not too late to be part of this important project for the region.

Upcoming Maintenance

Public Meetings

Thursday, August 24

Public Meeting on New Bridge Design

4 - 6 p.m. at the Twin Pike YMCA in Louisiana

*Job fair being held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, YMCA