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MoDOT to lay out plans to rebuild Route T at Wappapello Lake

Water overflows the temporary levee at Wappapello Lake, washing over Hwy. T (Source: Tyler Profilet) Water overflows the temporary levee at Wappapello Lake, washing over Hwy. T (Source: Tyler Profilet)
Water flows over the top of the temporary levee in the Wappapello Lake spillway Monday morning. (Source: Tyler Profilet) Water flows over the top of the temporary levee in the Wappapello Lake spillway Monday morning. (Source: Tyler Profilet)
Hwy. T washed out by the dam at Wappapello Lake (Source: St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) Hwy. T washed out by the dam at Wappapello Lake (Source: St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
The overflow of water destroyed Route T. The overflow of water destroyed Route T.
LAKE WAPPAPELLO, MO (KFVS) -

Nearly five months after spring flood waters washed away a section of Route T at Wappapello Lake, it's time to decide how to fix it.

When the lake overtopped the dam on May 3, all that water took out a portion of the roadway.

Thursday, September 29, the Missouri Department of Transportation will lay out five potential options for rebuilding route T.

That public meeting takes place at the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center in Wappapello from 4-6 p.m.

The five options for rebuilding Route T include: reconstructing the road on the prior alignment, adding a low water overflow, relocating the route to the east of its prior alignment, aligning the route to follow the present bypass or construction a bridge.

The options range in cost from approximately $1.3-2.1 million, according to a release from MoDOT.

"We look forward to gaining input from the public about the options," said District Design Engineer Barry Horst.

For more information, you can contact Horst at 573-472-5289. 

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