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From traffic to tourism, concerns voiced about planned detour around Little Berger Creek bridge project

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 9:25 am

Little Berger Creek bridge, scheduled to be replaced this summer.

State transportation agency staffers received complaints aplenty Tuesday afternoon during a public meeting on plans for the replacement of Little Berger Creek bridge, located about four miles east of Hermann on Highway 100.

Those concerns ranged from mixing cars and school buses with tractor-trailer rigs on Highway H to the potential damage that will be done to the designated detour route to the impact of the project on Hermann’s tourism industry.

Planned for this summer, the project is scheduled to take three months; Missouri Department of Transportation representatives told a crowded meeting room in the Gasconade County R-1 School District Administration Building that the work was scheduled outside the school year so it would not affect school bus operations.

But that explanation wasn’t good enough for some of the area residents attending the session.

For a more-detailed account of the gathering and the bridge project, see next Wednesday’s edition of The Hermann Advertiser-Courier.