Camden County - The Missouri Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the beginning of grading work to realign nearly seven miles of Route 5 in Camden County. The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony, which will be held on Monday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held two miles south of Route 54 on the east side of Route 5. The groundbreaking will be held rain or shine. A reception will follow.The project includes grading, drainage and bridge construction from south of the Niangua Bridge to near Route 7. This is the largest grading project in MoDOT’s history and will require the excavation of more than seven million cubic yards of soil and rock. The project will include construction of two interchanges and four bridges. The project costs $44.3 million.The realignment of Route 5 is funded as part of the Smoother, Safer, Sooner Program resulting from the passage of Amendment 3 in fall 2004.For more information about this project or the groundbreaking, please contact MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).