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All Lanes Open On Blanchette Bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking public suggestions about the state rail plan. (MoDot)

Good news if your commute takes you across the Blanchette Bridge, the $64 million rehabilitation effort has is almost completed and all east and west bound lanes are now open to traffic. 

Missouri Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Linda Wilson-Horn says crews are wrapping up road work two months ahead of schedule.

“It was a huge undertaking," Wilson-Horn says.  "To watch them completely remove the bridge and completely rebuild it in ten months was an amazing process.”

Wilson-Horn says everything from the driving surface up was completely replaced, extending the life of that part of the bridge by 50-years.

The piers are still original, and Wilson-Horn says they’ll last another 50-years.  

Wilson-Horn says there could be some additional lane closures to complete minor work, but those are not expected to be done during peak traffic times. 

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