The groundbreaking ceremony for Phase Two of the Route 50 project was held on Aug. 28, 2008.
State Representative Kenny Jones
Moniteau County Presiding Commissioner Kenneth Kunze
Mayor Norris Gerhart, City of California
Speakers and special guests broke ground to signal the official start of work.
Illinois Valley Paving Company, contractor for the project, used a track loader to break ground during the ceremony.
Approximately 100 people attended to celebrate the beginning of phase two.
Thanks to Double X Speedway for providing access for the ceremony location.
Special Guests included:
Seth Logston, staff assistant for U.S. Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond
Cindy Hall, regional director for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill
Ann Kutscher, capital liaison for U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton
State Senator Carl Vogel
Moniteau County Commissioner Tony Barry
Moniteau County Commissioner Kim Roll
Keith Hansen, Illinois Valley Paving Company
The National Anthem was performed by Jackie Kampeter, senior human resources technician at MoDOT.