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Miller County

Population:  24,748

Maintenance Buildings: Eldon & Iberia

Roundabout Route W and 54

Roundabouts: Safer, Quicker, More Economical

Roundabout diagram

Driving in circles can be a good thing, especially if it means you get where you want to go quicker and safer. That’s why the Missouri Department of Transportation uses roundabouts as a way to manage traffic at some intersections, such as Route W and Business 54 at Lake Ozark.

How They Work
A roundabout is basically a circle in the middle of an intersection that replaces stop signs or signals. The roundabout at Route W and Business 54 at Lake Ozark will be painted on the existing pavement and will eliminate the stop sign at Route W and Business 54. The center of the roundabout will be flat to allow big trucks and vehicles pulling trailers to make the turns without hitting a raised surface. A diagram showing the Route W and Business 54 roundabout can be found at www.modot.org/central.

While this intersection is a little bit different than some because it has three legs instead of four, the roundabout operates the same. Here’s how it works: Vehicles approaching the roundabout will make a right turn and move in a counter-clockwise direction through the intersection. All entering traffic yields to the traffic already in the circle.

Benefits
Because the roundabout is designed to allow for the free flow of traffic, congestion and delays are reduced. For example, if there is no traffic in the circle you do not have to stop, thereby reducing your delay time. In addition, the roundabout decreases the number of spots where vehicles could collide - such as left turns - which reduces the chance for crashes.

Route W and Business 54 Roundabout News Release - May 9, 2014

Route W and Business 54 Roundabout Flier

View a Roundabout in Action


Route 17 - Saline Creek Bridge Replacement

The Missouri Department of Transportation proposes to replace the historic Saline Creek bridge on Route 17 in Miller County. The current structure was built in 1925 and is located about three miles north of the Route 17 and Route 52 intersection. The potential new bridge would be constructed in the same location and would be eight feet wider than the current structure.

Replacement of Route 17 Bridge Over Saline Creek in Miller County Begins June 4

Contract Awarded for Replacement of the Route 17 Bridge Over Saline Creek in Miller County

MoDOT Adjusts Highway Construction Schedules Based on Public Feedback (News Release, Feb. 17, 2012)

Construction Schedule Map Route 17 (February 2012)

Miller 17 Saline Creek Bridge Public Hearing

Online Public Hearing, July 12-19, 2011

Public Hearing Scheduled for Route 17 Saline Creek Bridge Proposed Replacement in Miller County (News Release, June 15, 2011)


Eastbound U.S. 54 Resurfacing

The Missouri Department of Transportation will resurface eight miles of eastbound U.S. 54 in Miller County, from Business 54 near Eldon to the Cole County line. Magruder Paving LLC of St. Louis, Mo. was awarded the contract for the work.

The resurfacing will take place during summer 2011.

Construction Contracts Awarded to Resurface Mid-Missouri Highways (News Release, Dec. 1, 2010)


Route 52 Resurfacing

The Missouri Department of Transportation will resurface 2.4 miles of Route 52 in Miller County, from east of U.S. 54 to near Hays Drive in Eldon. APAC-Missouri, Inc. of Columbia, Mo. was awarded the contract for the work. The resurfacing is scheduled for summer 2011.

Construction Contracts Awarded to Resurface Mid-Missouri Highways (News Release, Dec. 1, 2010)


Route 87 in Moniteau and Miller Counties - Thin Lift Overlay Resurfacing

The Missouri Department of Transportation will resurface almost 10 miles of Route 87, from Route C in Moniteau County to just north of Business 54 in Miller County. APAC-Missouri, Inc. of Columbia, Mo. was awarded the contract for the work. The resurfacing is scheduled for summer 2011.

Construction Contracts Awarded to Resurface Mid-Missouri Highways (News Release, Dec. 1, 2010)


Route 17 Osage River Bridge Replacement

In 2010, the Missouri Department of Transportation replaced the Route 17 bridge over the Osage River, one mile east of Tuscumbia. The project included removing the existing bridge and constructing a new bridge just west of the existing structure. Nearly one-half mile of new roadway was constructed, increasing sight distance on the south side of the bridge. The existing bridge was completed in 1933 at a width of 20 feet. The new bridge is 28 feet wide, including shoulders to increase safety.

Contractor: APAC-Kansas Inc.

Award Cost: $8,489,728.28

Completion Date: Fall 2010

Route 17 Osage River Bridge Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Program

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Program (pdf)

Photos of Bridge Construction (Flickr)


Route H, Old Ten Mile Road, & Jim Henry Road Intersection Improvements

The Missouri Department of Transportation proposes to change the intersection at Route H in Marys Home, Miller County, to an all-way stop.

September 2010 Online Community Briefing

 
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