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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 7:00 pm | Updated: 2:46 pm, Thu Oct 24, 2013.

Several state projects in Franklin County are now officially moving forward following the approval of the federally funded fiscal year 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program project list.

The TIP was approved by the East-West Gateway Council of Government Board of Directors Wednesday.

MoDOT Area Engineer Judy Wagner said Thursday some of the projects approved include:

Replacing a bridge and box culvert on Route YY over St. John’s Creek and Whiskey Creek; adding a new deck on a bridge on Highway AJ over St. John’s Creek; repairing and resurfacing on Route AT from Highway 50 to Highway 100; repairing and widening the Route 47 bridge in Union over Flat Creek; adding an eastbound left turn lane on Route 100 at Route MM; and installing guardrails on several state roadways in the county including Route T, Route MM and Route V.

In Missouri, the TIP includes 131 new projects and 115 reprogrammed projects with $266.5 million in federal funds and $366.4 million in total costs.

Current Projects

Several existing TIP projects and state projects are under construction in the county.

A roughly $2.8 million resurfacing project on Highway 100 from Route KK to Hermann is scheduled to be completed next month.

The resurfacing project on Highways 47 and 100 through Washington is set to be completed in November.

That project cost roughly $2.6 million.

A relocation of the North Outer Road in St. Clair and signalizing the Route 47 and Interstate 44 interchange is set to be completed by the end of this year with a project cost of $3.85 million.

Wagner said the state has completed a bridge replacement project on Highway 100 over I-44 in Gray Summit, but is still doing some additional work in the area to stabilize rock and soil.

In Design

Several more state projects are in design, Wagner said, including a widening project on Highway 100 from Highway 47 to High Street in Washington.

That project is set for letting early next year.

Resurfacing of Route A from Union to Washington should begin next year, Wagner said. The work will include adding 2-foot shoulders to the highway.

A new Missouri River bridge in Washington is scheduled for a September 2016 letting.

County Projects

Franklin County Highway Administrator Eva Gadcke said the county has three bridge projects currently under construction and several other projects in the works.

Bridges are being built on Enoch’s Knob Road, Country Club Road and Wild Plum Valley Road currently.

The county also is working on projects on Labadie’s Front Street and on Boeuf Lutheran Road.

The Labadie project involves streetscape improvements as part of East-West Gateway’s Great Streets project.

The Boeuf Lutheran project is an entirely county-funded low-water crossing replacement.

The county also is seeking bids on a bridge replacement project on Bucklick Creek and has completed design for a bridge on the Herbst Road.

The Herbst Road project does not yet have funding programmed from the state, Gadcke said.

County personnel and design engineers also are working on bridges on Hogan Road, Circle Drive, Bend Road and Shawnee Ford Road, she said.

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