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September 12, 2014 12:56 PM
Ribbon Cutting Held for Route 50 Expansion in Osage County
Traffic Moving Freely on New Highway

OSAGE COUNTY -  State and local officals cut the ribbon today on a $25.5 million project to expand Route 50 in Osage County.

Under the $25.5 million project, approximately 6.6 miles of Route 50 were relocated and widened to four lanes, from the Route 50/63 junction to County Road 604 west of Linn. The project also included construction of a new Maries River bridge. This innovative bridge includes a support structure and girders made of a state-of the-art concrete mix that is stronger and costs less than traditional materials.

"We are honored and proud that we can deliver this much needed highway improvement," said Missouri Department of Transportation Central District Engineer David Silvester. "Motorists traveling in mid-Missouri and across the state will benefit from this project, because this new alignment will improve safety and traffic flow on Route 50 in this area by removing many of the hills, curves and dangerous access points."

Silvester cautioned that under current funding models, roadway projects such as this will not be as commonplace in the future. "We will fulfill all the commitments that we have made to delivering road construction projects throughout mid-Missouri. However, construction on new projects like these will start to decrease as we focus our attention on using our limited funds in the wisest way possible."

For more information about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).  Motorists can view MoDOT's Traveler Information Map online at http://www.modot.org/ before traveling, visit www.modot.org/central  or follow the Central District on Facebook at facebook.com/MoDOTCentralMissouriDistrict or on Twitter @MoDOT_Central.



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