MoDOT Plans Hurricane Deck Bridge Replacement

7 years 8 months 1 week ago Wednesday, December 01 2010 Dec 1, 2010 Wednesday, December 01, 2010 6:02:18 PM CST December 01, 2010 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a change Wednesday to its current transportation plan to include the replacement of the Route 5 Hurricane Deck Bridge over Lake of the Ozarks in Camden County. The change comes to the 2011-2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which originally had planned repair work and rehabilitation for the Hurricane Deck Bridge during the 2011 construction season. The new replacement project is now scheduled to begin in early 2012, and will cost an estimated $30 million.

The new Hurricane Deck Bridge will have two driving lanes with shoulders.

MoDOT requested the change to the transportation program after looking at the costs of a short term fix versus a long term one.

"As we considered the best use of transportation dollars, we determined that rehabilitation might only last ten years, and a replacement one could have at least a 75 year lifespan," said Nicole Hood, MoDOT transportation project manager, in a written statement. "For the amount of money needed to rehab the project, we thought it would be best to find a way to replace it instead."

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