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Design plans for new Long Creek Bridge can be viewed online

Submitted to Branson Globe

The public is invited to a virtual (online) public meeting starting Monday, July 13, to view the design plans for replacing the Long Creek bridge over Table Rock Lake on Missouri Route 86 at the Taney/Stone county line, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The meeting will be available for two weeks from Monday, July 13, until Monday, July 27, and can be accessed here: Long Creek Bridge Replacement Project.

The existing Long Creek Bridge over Table Rock Lake will be replaced by a new structure that could be completed by 2024. (Submitted to Branson Globe)

To keep the community informed and to continue gathering feedback, the online meeting will allow attendees to view the bridge plans and other project-related documents. Attendees are encouraged to email comments or questions via the online meeting.

For those unable to access the online meeting, they are encouraged to contact MoDOT’s Southwest District Office at 417.895.7600 and accommodations will be made to share the information and gather feedback.

Following an in-person meeting in February 2019, MoDOT made the decision to locate the new bridge south of the existing bridge. Route 86 will remain open for much of the expected two year-long construction of the new structure. It will be necessary to close Route 86 for short periods to connect the new bridge to the existing roadway toward the end of the project.

The Long Creek bridge project’s estimated total cost is $36 million.

Construction of the new bridge could start as early as 2022 and last until 2024.

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