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A Better 54

Senator McCann of IL speaking to the group.

Massman and HNTB Selected to Design, Build New Champ Clark Bridge


  By Fall 2019, motorists traveling across the Mississippi River on U.S. Route 54 between Illinois and Missouri will enjoy a wider, safer ride. Massman Construction Company, headquartered in Kansas City, was selected as the best value proposer to design and construct the new Champ Clark Bridge by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at its meeting in Bowling Green. Replacement of the bridge is a partnership between the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Transportation.

  The Massman Team plans to begin construction this fall and have the bridge open to traffic by the Fall of 2019. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held later this fall.

  To receive email updates about the project, go to www.champclarkbridge.com and subscribe to MoDOT’s e-update service.

Current Transportation Issues

Hwy 54 Coalition Met In IL For Coalitions Monthly Meeting

From Mexico, MO to Louisiana, MO our residents and the traveling public need A BETTER 54.  A shared four-lane highway is being proposed by a group of concerned citizens to help this happen.  This site is designed to answer your questions.


Northeast Missouri needs to complete its extension of the US 54 corridor by upgrading it to a shared four-lane highway to support economic development, provide safer travel and provide more efficiency.


To learn more, please make sure you check out the Shared-4 Brochure and Shared-4 Video links.

The Hwy 54 Coalition meeting was hosted by the IL Economic Development Director/Board.The meeting was attended by both MO & IL Federal, State & County representatives.

Kevin James from MoDOT explaining the “Shared 4 Lane” concept.

Pictured is some of the representatives in attendance.


The Hwy 54 Coalition meets the third Thursday of every month.

Steve Hobbs (Audrain County Commissoner), Chairman of the Highway 54 Coalition, addressing the Media at the MoDOT Transportation Commission Meeting held June 29, 2017 in Bowling Green

Chris Gamm (Pike County Presiding Commissioner), Representative of the Highway 54 Coalition, addressing the MoDOT Transportation Commission Board members at the meeting held June 29, 2017 in Bowling Green.

Illinois Representatives, David Fuhler from WBBA and Jim Brown (speaking) from County Market addressing the MoDOT Transportation Commission Board Members at the Meeting held June 29, 2017 in Bowling Green.