A new 1.25-mile-long outer road was constructed connecting the interchanges of Highway 67 and Route 8 with the interchange of Highway 67 and Parkway Drive in Desloge, Mo. The outer road also crosses the Flat River. Burns & McDonnell's work included the design of a three-lane asphalt road, a 240-foot deck beam bridge to span the Flat River and all necessary stormwater facilities. The firm's services included engineering design and full-time on-site construction management.
This new outer road completed an additional leg of a U.S. Highway 67 eastern outer road system that may eventually extend south to Farmington, providing local traffic with a much-needed alternate route.
Land and boundary surveying
Roadway and bridge plans
Federal oversight coordination
This project was the first highway project in Missouri to be funded using a unique combination of federal, state and local sources. Fifty percent of the project's $3 million cost was funded by the Federal Highway Administration, with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Desloge each assuming 25 percent of the remaining costs, thus giving the project's local sponsor a more active role.