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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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    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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  • Local family honored in Ontario Hall of Fame – Jack Graney memorialized

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Margot Mudd and Perry Smith, Graney’s daughter and granddaughter, unveil his picture on the Wall of Fame. 
Photo courtesy of PhotosbyMG.

    Jack Graney, a baseball legend and former Bowling Green resident, was recently memorialized by his addition to the St. Thomas Wall of Fame. His family, many of which are originally from the Pike County area, was fortunate enough to be honored in a surprise celebration. John Gladstone Graney was born in St. Thomas, Ontario on June 10, 1886, the sixth of nine children of James S. Graney and Mary Ann

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  • Legislators finalize Amendment 7 project list – Pike County to see $24.88 million pending Aug. 5 votes

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    With a unanimous vote Wednesday during a regularly scheduled meeting in Jefferson City, the four-member Highway and Transportation Commission sent to the voters a list of projects that would be constructed using funds from Constitutional Amendment 7. The amendment, scheduled for the Aug. 5 ballot, would create a three-fourths cent sales tax that would generate an estimated $4.8 billion for transportation and infrastructure improvements in Missouri. The tax, if approved

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  • One Lane of U.S. 54 Reopens at Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The Illinois Department of Transportation and MoDOT have reopened U.S. 54 at the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River to one-lane of traffic.  There is still water over one lane of the road, but transportation crews are flagging traffic on the Illinois side to allow for safe passage.  There is not a lot of clean up that needs to occur.  River levels and the road will continue to be

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  • Amendment 7 project estimates released – Hwy. 54, Louisiana bridge makes cut

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    U.S. 54 expansion makes list debut, Louisiana bridge still in contention The Missouri Department of Transportation released Monday the construction cost of each of the projects included in the draft list of the transportation improvements that would be funded through the proposed Constitutional Amendment 7. If passed by voters on Aug. 5, the amendment would create a 3/4 of a cent sales tax with revenues being used to fund transportation

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  • MoDOT announces week’s construction

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Pike County Construction US 54- Surface improvements at various locations; diamond grinding operations scheduled in eastbound lanes June 23-July 8 and westbound July 6-10; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014. US 54 – Inactive; Steel grid deck and joint repair on Champ Clark Bridge; Contractor to begin repairs in (8) locations within the project limits, Contractor to begin repairs in eight (8) locations with the project limits, tentaively scheduled to begin mid

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