Public hearing on building a new Bridge over the Niangua at Bennett Spring

The Missouri Department of Transportation is going to begin a bridge project in 2025 that will result in the replacement of the Highway 64 Niangua River Bridge. MODOT is inviting interested parties to attend a public hearing Tuesday from 4:30 to 6pm to get information about design plans and traffic impacts. The Route 64 bridge over the Niangua River was built in 1931 and is experiencing deterioration. According to the Highway and Transportation Commission approximately 1320 vehicles use the bridge daily. The new bridge will be 21 feet wider and will include 4-foot shoulders and will include a pedestrian crossing. The new bridge will be constructed adjacent to the existing bridge. The public meeting on Tuesday will be held at the Nature Center at Bennett Spring State Park. Those who attend may come at any time between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to learn about the project and ask questions.