The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded two more emergency flood repair contracts:
• Route 111 (Holt County) – Contract for debris removal and roadbed and shoulder repair from Spur 111 in Craig to Route 118 was awarded to Phillips Hardy, Inc. in the amount of $2,401,987.90.
• Route 41 (Carroll County) – Contract for roadbed repair on Route 41 was awarded to H.B. Construction, Inc. in the amount of $184,333.61.
Previously awarded emergency flood contracts updates include:
• U.S. Route 159 (Holt County) – Contract for debris removal and roadway and shoulder repairs from one mile east of Route P near Fortescue to the Missouri River Bridge awarded to Phillips Hardy, Inc. for $3,589,253.87. The road remains closed and motorists must continue to use alternate routes. Contractors are completing asphalt work and should be able to reopen the road soon. In anticipation of reopening, detour signs are in place, but the road is not yet open. Signs should remain covered until mobility is restored. The detour is necessary due to the complete loss of the Little Tarkio Creek Bridge near Fortescue.
• U.S. Route 136 (Atchison County) – Contract for debris removal and roadway and shoulder repairs from Interstate 29 to the Missouri River Bridge awarded to Phillips Hardy, Inc. for $3,490,800.96.
Hwy. 136 remains closed as there are several gaps in the pavement. High, rapidly-moving water still hampers efforts to fill in where the road was washed away. The contractor is working where they can until the water drops to a level at which they can begin filling in the holes and restoring the driving surface. Water dropped significantly last week, but is still moving rapidly.
• Route 118 (Holt County) – Contract for debris removal and roadway and shoulder repairs from Route 111 to the bridge over Little Tarkio Creek awarded to Phillips Hardy, Inc. for $1,198,014.06. Work is complete, however, the road is still closed to through traffic due to damage and continued closures on adjacent roadways. Route 118 in this area is open to local traffic only.
• U.S. Route 159 (Holt County) – Contract for bridge replacement of the Little Tarkio Creek Bridge near Fortescue awarded to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. for $2,531,620.95. Work has not yet begun on this project as contractors wait for water to recede.
Northwest Missouri flooding began in March 2019 and the damage it inflicted on the region’s infrastructure has been felt by communities along the Missouri River basin. There are still roadways under water, some with rushing water, which limits MoDOT’s ability to assess damage. As waters recede and damages are determined, those repairs will be contracted as well.
To keep up to date on the progress on the roadway recovery projects by MoDOT and its contractors, visit the NW Missouri Flooding page. Simply go to the map, click on the highlighted route you are interested in, and it will give you up-to-date information on plans and progress. The web page also has pictures of the damage and repair efforts.