Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Montgomery County Ambulance District off Missouri Highway 19 near New Florence. The department currently is conducting the scoping process for a bridge replacement on the highway over Interstate 70 at New Florence.

The meeting is open-house style, so individuals can stop in anytime over the 90 minute meeting to meet with MoDOT representatives about the project. Displays will be on about the proposed options, as well as the project recommendation. Current and future traffic needs are reviewed when bridge replacements are adjacent to an interchange. All displays and information will be available online the day of the meeting at www.modot.org/montgomery-county.

A construction schedule won't be established until after the project is funded. Those interested in the project can receive email and text updates by registering at www6.modot.mo.gov/eMoDOTWeb/jsp/signon/signon.jsp.

"We encourage individuals to stop by the meeting and provide feedback, as well as sign up for email and text alerts to stay up-to-date on the project," MoDOT Area Engineer Erik Maninga said.