MoDOT Proposes New Road Near North Callaway School

2 years 10 months 1 week ago August 20, 2013 Aug 20, 2013 Tuesday, August 20 2013 Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:39:00 PM CDT in News
By: Maddie Heidenreich, KOMU 8 Reporter

CALLAWAY COUNTY - A few dozen people in Callaway County voiced their concerns Tuesday about a new road proposal made by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

MoDOT organized a meeting at the North Callaway School to teach the community more about the proposed project it hopes will improve various intersections and roads that link to school grounds.

The project involves adding a traffic signal and turn lanes at the intersection of Route FF, Old Highway 40 and US 54. A new roadway will be constructed east of US 54 that connects County Road 148 to Old Highway 40.

Some people came to the meeting out of curiosity, but others because of concern.

"I had heard about the stoplight that was going to be at the bottom of the hill in Kingdom City, which being a truck driver, I don't agree with," said Auxvasse resident Bill Brooks. 

However, Brooks and many others who showed up think a change is needed.

"It's something that has needed to be done for a long time. We are really fortunate that we haven't had any serious accidents worse than what we have involving our school busses, said Brooks."

The intersection MoDOT is proposing to remove was the site for an accident last November.

"We had a bus or a van coming to a district basketball game and it turned in front of a car on 54 highway and there was a pretty bad accident there," said Superintendent Bryan Thomsen. "So I think that really brought to life the dangers that our students are under everyday when they are crossing 54 highway."

But everyone did agree on one thing; safety for the kids.

Concerns and more proposals were made to MoDOT during the meeting that lasted longer than expected.

"The largest concern I heard has to do with the transporting of the farm equipment and there were some issues they thought with the 18 wheelers getting through the lights," said MoDOT project manager Gidget Mott.

MoDOT officials said people can continue to make suggestions for changes until August 30.

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