The Marion County Commission is expected to award a contract Nov. 27 to replace the bridge over Bear Creek along County Road 423 at Withers Mill west of Hannibal. Three bids for the project were opened Monday.
Passengers taking Amtrak between Quincy and Chicago may have noticed some differences in recent months on their trips. The Carl Sandburg and Chicago Zephyr services are routes that have new locomotives. Officials with Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation highlighted the new Siemens Charger locomotives Monday afternoon at the West Quincy rail yard.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Tuesday that the U.S. 36/Interstate 72 Corridor Transportation Development District in Marion, Monroe, Macon and Shelby counties can be dissolved.
Funds generated by a 2004 voter-approved initiative in Missouri to improve highways and bridges has not kept up with the payments needed to pay off bonds for the largest road improvement project in state history.
Firefighters who are preparing to provide rescue services at Quincy Regional Airport haven't had a chance to practice on the jets that SkyWest Airlines will use for flights between Quincy and Chicago starting next month.
The new Mo. 168 overpass just north of Palmyra reopened to traffic Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a key highway bridge along Mo. 16 in Lewis County also opened Wednesday and a nearby bridge on Mo. 16 will open Friday.
The new Macomb bypass should open for traffic sometime in May. "There are some temperature-sensitive items that can't be completed this year. They'll have to finish that up next spring," said Ray Barnes, IDOT field engineer.
The Marion County Commission cited safety concerns in its decision Monday to close a former state highway bridge that crosses the North Fabius River near Taylor.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will test its winter storm "battle plan" with a statewide drill on Nov. 2.