Public meeting held for MoDOT road improvements

8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago July 13, 2016 Jul 13, 2016 Wednesday, July 13 2016 Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:41:00 PM CDT in News
By: Allison Ross, KOMU 8 News

JEFFERSON CITY- Missouri Department of Transportation held a public meeting Wednesday to discuss the future road improvements to route 50/63.

The meeting discussed reconstructing and realigning lanes at North Shamrock Road and on Route 50/63, constructing new acceleration lanes at North Shamrock Road and at the new Liberty Road intersection, adding an east bound offset left turn in the median, and removing two median crossovers.

The intersection at Liberty Road with Route 50/63 will be closed during the construction of the project. 

MoDOT held a meeting today to discuss improvements to their roads.

Those improvements include: Reconstructing and realigning the Liberty Road intersection on route 50/63, Constructing acceleration lanes at North Shamrock Road and at the new Liberty Road intersection, building a right turn lane at the new Liberty Road Intersection, adding an eastbound offset left turn in the median and removing two median crossovers. 

Norbert Bax, a retired highway patrol employee, said he is glad these improvements will be made. He lives just a short distance from the intersection. He said he has seen a lot of accidents. As for problems with the construction causing issues, Bax said he's not worries about problems arising. 

"Any time you have construction, you're probably going to have some problems during the construction phase, but that goes along with it," Bax said.

He hopes the intersection is better when it's done. 

The construction will begin in the Summer of 2017 and will take about one month. 

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