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U.S. 54 Intersection Improvements in Cole County

U.S. 54 Intersection Improvements -- Heritage Highway and Buffalo Road



MoDOT will add a new entrance from Heritage Highway, west of its current location. The existing entrance will be right turn in only. The new entrance would allow right and left turns onto U.S. 54, with acceleration lanes.

At Buffalo Road, traffic must turn right using an acceleration lane, and then use a j-turn to turn left.  Vehicles from westbound U.S. 54 can still make a left turn onto Buffalo Road at its current location. Additional acceleration and deceleration lanes will also be added through the area.

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Click here for a printable PDF file of the intersection improvements at Heritage Highway and Buffalo Road (403 KB, pdf)

Crash diagram (2004-2009) showing the number and types of crashes at Buffalo Road/Heritage Highway. Two additional fatal crashes occurred in 2010:

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The existing vehicle conflict points at Buffalo Road/Heritage Highway:

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Conflicts decrease from 42 to 29. Crossing conflicts drop from 24 to 11 and are further apart.

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