Mount Vernon Street will close just west of Kansas Expressway for two weeks beginning Wednesday, April 17 for utility relocation work in preparation for the Mount Vernon Street Bridge Replacement Project.
Following utility relocation work, construction on the bridge replacement is anticipated to begin in early May. At the start of construction, motorists and pedestrians can expect Mount Vernon Street to be shut down for approximately three months. A posted detour will guide traffic around the work zone using Walnut Street, Scenic Avenue and Grand Street.
Road closure updates will be released through the City’s website and social media channels as the start of construction approaches. The project is expected to be complete in late summer or early fall.
About the Mount Vernon Street Bridge Replacement Project
The bridge replacement project will remove and replace the structurally deficient Mount Vernon Street bridge, add sidewalks compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and connect the existing multi-use trail to Mount Vernon Street. The project will also provide bank stabilization and increased flow capacity to Jordan Creek.
The cost of the project is approximately $1.5 million, partially funded through a federal On-System Bridge Program with the remaining portion funded through reimbursement funds from the Missouri Department of Transportation received from a previous project. The contractor for the project is Hartman & Company, Inc.
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For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected].