Celebrating the re-opening of Hwy. 54 with a ribbon-cutting were, from left: Western Commissioner Roy Sisson, Jim Hansen, Gale Griffith-Frolos, Sarah Graff, Walter Logan, Clarksville mayor Jo Anne Smiley, Presiding Commissioner Dan Miller, Tanner Smith, Northeast District engineer Paula Gough, Paul Quinn, Allison Skare, Louisiana mayor Tom Wallace, and Eastern Commissioner Curt Mitchell.
It has been a long summer for those Pike County residents who use Hwy. 54 to travel between Bowling Green and Louisiana every day. Hwy. 54 between the two towns has been inaccessible since mid-June, and MoDOT crews have been working at a fever pace to replace the two bridges over Noix Creek.
See the front page of the Bowling Green Times for the complete story.