U.S. Route 50 Expansion Project Requires Bypass
OSAGE COUNTY - The four-lane expansion of U.S. Route 50 in Osage County, which runs from the Route 50/63 junction to County Road 604 west of Linn, is reaching another new milestone. Wednesday, Aug. 20 is the tentative date for Route 50 traffic to be shifted onto a bypass, located just east of the bridge over the Maries River.
The bypass will shift traffic from the existing Route 50 to allow contractors to remove the old Route 50 lanes and tie in the new westbound lanes. The switch to the bypass will be made weather permitting. If the date for the switch changes, motorists will be notified by message boards and via local media. The bypass will be in place until the project's scheduled completion date of September 12.
When completed, travel on the new 6.6 mile four-lane expansion of Route 50 will be safer because many of the hills, curves and access points that drivers currently must navigate will be eliminated.
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