Louisiana MO Bridge Forum Scheduled
(LOUISIANA)-- You’ll get a chance next month to voice their opinions on proposed routes for a new Mississippi River bridge at Louisiana.The Missouri Department of Transportation is hosting the public forum. It’s from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 21st at the Twin Pike Family YMCA in Louisiana.
The state wants input on the good and bad of several proposed routes, one of which will be chosen next year.
The 85-year-old Champ Clark Bridge is one of the oldest and narrowest on the river between Minnesota and Tennessee.
An environmental study for a new bridge already is under way. Still to be answered are questions such as where the state will find 100 million dollars for the project, when construction could begin and whether the new span will be two-lane or four-lane.
A citizens’ advisory committee that’s working hand-in-hand with the state will meet with bridge experts February 26.