Rex Whitton Expressway Project Going Forward Without Funding
JEFFERSON CITY - A project to improve sections of the Rex Whitton Expressway will send a finalized plan to the Federal Highway Administration, but still has not obtained funding for the project. Jefferson City and Cole County recently funded a Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Residents can now comment on the project from now until February 7, the deadline for a final plan.
MODOT District Planning Manager Mike Dusenberg said the department has been working to find a source of funding for the project.
The study area includes the U.S. Route 50/63 corridor from just east of the U.S. 50/54/63 Tri-level interchange, east through Jefferson City to Eastland Drive. It extends to McCarty Street on the north and approximately Dunklin Street on the south.
Officials looked to the improve the road in order the make it safer and to better traffic flow.
The final EIS document is available at www.modot.com/central.