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One bridge opens, another closes – MoDOT makes improvements on 161

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Last Friday, Sept. 19, MO 161 just west of Route BB in Middletown was reopened to traffic after being closed about a month and a half to redeck the Coon Creek Bridge. The deck and side barriers on the 51-year-old bridge were removed all the way down to steel and replaced with a new deck, which is 22 feet wide compared to the old 20 foot deck. The contractor on

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  • Champ Clark Bridge weight limit to be enforced

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    The U.S. 54 Mississippi River Bridge, also known as the Champ Clark Bridge, at Louisiana, MO, is now posted to restrict the weight limit to 40 tons. “This is a legal load, but overweight vehicles will no longer be allowed to cross the bridge,” said MoDOT District Engineer Paula Gough. “During a routine annual inspection, additional structural deficiencies were discovered, and while the bridge remains safe to cross within the

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  • Heritage Festival set for Saturday, Sept. 13 – Route 66 Corvette Club invited, Moolah Shriners miniatures cars to appear

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Wayne Gamm’s 1916 Case car

    The Champ Clark Heritage Festival Car and Truck Show will be held at the Bowling Green courthouse square Saturday, Sept. 13 rain or shine. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Anyone wishing to drive their vehicle in the parade will need to be at the Bowling Green High School by 9:30 a.m. The car and truck show will have 24 different classes with multiple awards in each

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  • McPike selected for baseball honor

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Kobe McPike, a BGHS freshman, was selected by the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club to represent STL Cardinals in the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, Aug. 6 through 12. McPike’s first step was to go to Milwaukee, Wis. to play in the Mid-West Central Regional Tournament, July 25 through 28, hosted by the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. His team went 4-0 and became Mid-West Regional

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  • Honor Flight announces Mission 26 to Washington this week

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    The morning of Aug. 28 will mark the 26th Mission of the Great River Honor Flight program and on its return will increase the number of local veterans who have flown to Washington D.C. for free to over 800. The trip will depart from Hannibal LaGrange University around 2 a.m. on Aug. 28.  The 33 Veterans representing WWII, Korea and Vietnam Wars and their Guardians will travel by Charter Bus

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  • Highway 161 at Middletown to close as bridge work begins

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Weather permitting, beginning Monday, Aug. 4 at 7 a.m., MO 161 in Montgomery County will be closed to traffic up to 45 working days just west of Route BB in Middletown for bridge rehabilitation at the Coon Creek Bridge. Road closure signs will be in place notifying motorists of the work. Alternate routes of travel should be taken with a signed detour over MO 161, US 54 and MO 19.

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  • City committee hears new roadway improvement plans

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    The Bowling Green general committee gathered Monday evening for its regular monthly meeting and learned of plans to improve one of Bowling Green’s main thoroughfares. Chairman Kenda Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. All members were present as of roll call. In the report from Alliance’s Bo Stinnett, he mentioned that sewer smoke testing was to begin Tuesday and should last two or three days. City BICE

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