Bridge replacement projects will be the focus of a public meeting on Wednesday evening in Chariton County.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Missouri Department of Transportation Field Engineer Troy Slagle:

Troy Slagle

“We are going to discuss the MO 11 bridge replacement, as well as the bridge project over Stanley Lake, located west of Sumner,”said Slagle,”We will cover time frames on when people can expect the road to be closed, available detour routes, and when the projects will be completed.”

The meeting will be an open house-style format from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Northwestern R-1 School located in Mendon.  MoDot representatives will be available to discuss the projects and to answer questions from the public.

Press Release:

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced a public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20 at the Northwestern R-1 School, located in Mendon, Missouri at 18475 Hwy. 11 from 4-6 p.m. The meeting will be held to discuss the upcoming bridge closures in Chariton County including the MO 11 bridge over the BNSF Railroad north of Mendon. The MO 11 bridge is set to close in July for six to eight weeks. Information will also be available at this meeting about the MO 139 bridge replacement project set for the bridge over Stanley Lake, located west of Sumner, which is scheduled for next year.

The meeting will be an open house format and interested citizens are welcome to come anytime between 4-6 p.m. to speak with MoDOT representatives about the bridge closures and the detours that will be posted during these closures. Message boards will be placed near the school to alert motorists of the upcoming meeting.

The MO 11 bridge project is being completed as part of the Missouri Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program. The program will replace or rehabilitate 802 bridges in the state by the end of this year. For a complete list of the bridges included in the Safe & Sound Bridge Program in Northwest Missouri visit the following webpage:

For more information about this meeting, please contact MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (888-275-6636) or log onto You can also follow MoDOT’s Northwest Missouri District or Twitter at or on Facebook at