A nearly $3.5 million emergency contract has been awarded to Clarkson Construction Co. to replace the Grand Avenue Bridge in downtown Kansas City after stress fractures prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation to immediately close the bridge on May 6.
Timeline is as follows:
MoDOT analyzed the severity of the stress fractures, and, after careful examination, determined that the bridge needed to be completely replaced. MoDOT worked closely with the City of Kansas City to accelerate design plans to replace the existing structure.
The new bridge will be built in the same location, and include enhanced bike paths and wider sidewalks to safely travel across both sides of the bridge.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention as they drive past work zones.
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