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MoDOT chooses contractor to build new Buck O'Neil Bridge

Buck O'Neil Bridge
Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 16:40:58-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Plans for a new Buck O'Neil Bridge moved forward Wednesday as a design-build contractor was chosen.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission chose Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture as the contractor.

“We are thrilled by the decision and look forward to working with Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture,” said Dave Silvester, Missouri Department of Transportation Kansas City district engineer. “This is such an important regional project that wouldn’t happen without the partnership between the City of Kansas City and MoDOT.”

Last January, Gov. Mike Parson announced the state's support in building the bridge during his state of state address.

Building the bridge, has been an effort years in the making. In 2018, MoDOT closed the bridge to complete a rehabilitation project on it.

In 2019, MoDOT asked for input from the public online.

Construction for the bridge is expected to start in the fall and be fully complete by late fall of 2024. The project is expected to cost close to $220 million according to MoDOT.