Mark Twain Lake to get visitor center

MARK TWAIN LAKE, Mo. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth nearly $4.5 million for a new visitor center at northeast Missouri's Mark Twain Lake.

John J. Kirkin Special Projects of Rockville, Md., will design and build the new M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center.

The former visitor center at Mark Twain Lake was closed in 2004 because of structural deterioration.

Federal stimulus money is providing funding for the project.

The new center is expected to open by the end of May.

Information from: Hannibal Courier-Post,

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