The public is invited to an open-house style meeting on Thursday, March 21 to view the various alternative locations available for the U.S. 54 Mississippi River Bridge at Louisiana. The public meeting will be held at the Twin Pikes YMCA in Louisiana from 5 – 6:30 p.m. For those who can’t make the meeting, all displays and the ability to provide input will be available online after March 19 at www.modot.org.
“We have several options for the Champ Clark Bridge, and we would really appreciate the input from area residents,” said MoDOT Transportation Project Manager Keith Killen.
“We looked at several options and have eliminated some simply because of logistics,” Killen said. There will be eight options available for the public to comment on at the meeting and online.
While there is no funding for any changes to the bridge at this time, part of the planning process includes completing an environmental assessment. Killen said providing the various options to the public is part of this process. Because this process can take up to three years, MoDOT has created the http://www.champclarkbridge./com website for people to follow along and answer questions throughout the process.
All information about the environmental assessment document is available on the website under U.S. 54 Mississippi River Bridge. For more information about the project, individuals are encouraged to contact Killen at 660-385-8638.