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Steve Porter 816-607-2152

August 18, 2011 04:44 PM
Ribbon Cutting Set for Route Z Over Clear Creek North of Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Mo. - A ribbon cutting to mark the completion of the Route Z bridge over Clear Creek four miles north of Garden City is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 7.

The bridge was built in 1958, carries about 2,000 vehicles each day and is among 10 in Cass County that are being repaired or replaced this year as part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.

MoDOT also is replacing bridges, decks or making other structural improvements to bridges in Archie, Strasburg, the Amarugia Highlands, and other rural areas throughout Cass County this year. When under construction, these bridges are closed to through traffic for up to 60 days sometime this year to allow the contractor to complete work quickly. The closures detour traffic to nearby routes, affecting school bus, emergency service and postal routes.

These bridges are among more than 800 statewide that are being repaired, redecked or replaced through MoDOT's Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.  Most of Missouri's worst bridges will be fixed through this accelerated program, including more than 145 in the nine-county Kansas City District. This year alone, MoDOT will fix more than 70 bridges and complete all scheduled Safe & Sound bridges by the end of 2012.

For more information about this or any other MoDOT project, please visit MoDOT's Website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, be a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity  or send questions and comments to kccommunityrelations@modot.mo.gov.


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