ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX)— Plans are coming together for a new bridge that will replace the Daniel Boone bridge on Highway 40.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission announced today the joint venture of Walsh Construction Co. of Chicago and J.S. Alberici Construction Co. of St. Louis as the contractor.

“We’re going to get a better bridge than what we thought for less money and faster. Also we’re not going to have any disruption from traffic. The only disruption during construction will be minimal, night weekend type stuff,” MoDOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger said at a news conference Tuesday.

The $125 million project will build a new I-64 bridge over the Missouri River to replace the deteriorated bridge built in 1935.

The project will include building a new eastbound bridge, removal of the 1935 existing westbound bridge, and building a new Chesterfield Airport Road interchange including connecting the North Outer Road to the westbound I-64 on ramp. The project will build a continuous westbound fourth lane from the Chesterfield Airport.

Road entrance ramp westbound to the Route 94 exit ramp. It will also add a shared use path on the new eastbound bridge connecting the KATY trail to the Monarch Levee Trail.

Construction is set to begin in February and be completed by November 2014.


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