New Osage Beach Roads Still Problematic

7 years 11 months 1 day ago Monday, November 15 2010 Nov 15, 2010 Monday, November 15, 2010 6:43:53 PM CST November 15, 2010 in News
OSAGE BEACH - Drivers said Monday the new roads that opened in Osage Beach in late September still cause inconveniences and safety problems. Drivers said the Osage Beach Parkways cause safety hazards on the intersection of the South Parkway and Beach Road. Drivers said the construction of Beach Road has created a blind spot for cars turning onto and off of the road.

One Beach Road resident, Patricia Kestler, said she believes an accident will happen at that dangerous intersection. Drivers used to be able to turn off of Bluff Drive, a side street, to get onto Beach, but now Bluff has moved and the only way to get onto the Kestler's street is from the busy and fast highway. She said the sharp turn onto the narrow road causes potential accidents daily.

Kestler said city officials told her it was under MoDOT's authority to make any changes. Kestler then asked MoDOT for help, and the agency said it did not have the money to change the engineering of the road. Kestler said she will fight for change until she dies.

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