An open house public meeting will be hosted from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Twin Pike YMCA, 611 Kelly Lane in Louisiana, for those interested in learning more about the new Champ Clark Bridge and the rebuilding of the U.S. Route 54 and the Missouri Route 79 intersection in Louisiana.

An open house public meeting will be hosted from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Twin Pike YMCA, 611 Kelly Lane in Louisiana, for those interested in learning more about the new Champ Clark Bridge and the rebuilding of the U.S. Route 54 and the Missouri Route 79 intersection in Louisiana.

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and contractor staff from Massman Construction will be available to visit with attendees and answer questions one-on-one. In addition, attendees will be able to view a rendering of the new bridge, view the improvements to be made at the U.S. Route 54/Missouri Route 79 intersection and learn about the work that is currently being done in preparation for construction.

“We highly recommend anyone interested in staying informed about progress on the project sign up to receive email updates, and they can do so at the meeting,” said Keith Killen, MoDOT professional engineer and project director of the Champ Clark Bridge.

In addition, anyone can sign up for e-updates at any time on the Champ Clark Bridge website at www.champclarkbridge.com .

A groundbreaking ceremony is being planned by the region for next month. Details will be available at the public meeting.

A job fair will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the same day in the same location.

All displays and information from the public meeting will be available on the Champ Clark Bridge website the day after the public meeting.