HANNIBAL – An improved funding situation has allowed the Missouri Department of Transportation to increase its ability to take of care of its existing transportation system. This is reflected in the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or “STIP,” which was presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today.
HANNIBAL – The Champ Clark Bridge Environmental Assessment has been signed by all necessary parties, which means MoDOT and the Illinois Department of Transportation can now move to the next phase of the project; a step closer to funding and building a new bridge.
HANNIBAL – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission gave approval to use the design-build method to help move up the completion of a new Champ Clark Bridge. “While this is good news, and we are excited to start this process, we are still identifying the source of our funding,” said Kevin James, P.E., MoDOT assistant district engineer.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced the approval of $10 million in competitive federal grant funding to replace the Champ Clark Bridge, a two-lane bridge that connects Louisiana, Missouri with Pike County, Illinois and is nearly a century old.