MO Route 19 Realignment & Bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad Complete
Construction is complete on a new overpass on Route 19 in Montgomery County. Boonslick Regional Planning Commission secured $2.25 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for the project, while the Missouri Department of Transportation’s share of the cost was just over $3.4 million. The project allowed for the replacement of a low-clearance crossing on Route 19 with a bridge that carries traffic over the Norfolk Southern Railroad. BRPC Project Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer recently took some photos of the new bridge and also made a short video clip which you can see below. The improvements, which greatly improved safety, are quite evident when compared with photos from the site before the project started. BRPC appreciates its partnership with MoDOT as we work together to improve transportation in the Boonslick region.
Photos from site before construction:
Photos from the completed project
Video clip of traffic on the new overpass
New Route 47 Bridge Groundbreaking
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, along with Franklin and Warren County representatives, state leaders, and MoDOT officials joined for a groundbreaking ceremony on August 12, 2016 for the new Highway 47 Missouri River Bridge. A large crowd attended the event and you can view Governor Nixon’s comments by clicking on the photo at the left. Other speakers in attendance are shown in photos below. Click on the photo to see their comments. Videos and pictures of the event were taken by BRPC Project Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer.
Alberici Constuctors, Inc. will build the new bridge, with work officially planned to begin on Monday, August 15. It will be built just to the west of the existing span which was completed in 1936. The new bridge will have two 12′ driving lanes, 10′ shoulders and a 10′wide biking/walking path along the west side. This path will connect to one along Highway 47 north of the river which ties into the Katy Trail.
Youth Workshop Held July 20, 2016
Fifteen individuals enrolled in the WIOA Youth program through the Missouri Job Center in Warrenton attended a workshop on July 20. The workshop, arranged by Boonslick Regional Planning Commission Youth Workforce Specialist Cindy Schwada, covered the importance of cleaning.
NECAC Lincoln County Service Coordinator Janice Allan and Carrie Westerman from Warren County NECAC presented information. They stressed the importance of keeping homes clean for safety and to avoid bugs. They shared general cleaning tips for kitchens and bathrooms and provided suggestions for “keeping ahead of the game” by cleaning up dishes as you are cooking a meal. The importance of changing sheets and washing clothes was also covered. Those attending the workshop were given handouts and anyone in the program who had children was given a chore chart to help kids develop good habits.
Another workshop has been scheduled for August 2. Nikki Edens, manager of Wendy’s in Warrenton will speak about work ethics and the importance of good customer service skills.
BRPC thanks the professionals who have been willing to share their knowledge and insight with the youth in our region.
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Presentation
The Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Outreach Committee arranged for a presentation by Dan Mehan at its August 9, 2016 meeting. Mr. Mehan serves as the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s President and CEO. The presentation, Missouri 2030 – An Agenda to Lead contained some very interesting statistics regarding employment, GDP, and real personal income in the State of Missouri. The Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce was kind enough to share the PowerPoint presentation.
Current Unemployment Rates
Unemployment rates continue to decline. Rates in the Boonslick Region are close to or below rates for the State of Missouri.
Boonslick Regional Planning Commission takes an active role in community and economic development issues. For further information on any of our services, or to send comments regarding this website, contact Executive Director Chad Eggen at (636) 456-3473 or email@example.com .