SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Route 34/72 project in Jackson on Friday, July 10. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Route 72 (Starlight) intersection. Parking will be available at Rhodes 101 Stop gas station, 4638 State Highway 72.
In case of inclement weather, the ribbon cutting will be held in the Jackson Junior High School gym, 210 North West Lane. The public and media are invited to attend.
Anticipated speakers at the event include:
· Tom Schulte on behalf of U.S. Senator Kit Bond
· Kristi Nitsch on behalf of U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson
· State Representative Billy Pat Wright
· Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr
The project included widening and resurfacing the route to four lanes from County Road 335 to the Route 72 (Starlight) intersection, as well as installing signals at the intersections.
"We have accomplished our goal of making travel safer and easier by reducing the number of potential points that could lead to congestion," said Project Manager Eric Krapf.
For more information about the Route 34/72 project, please contact Krapf at (573) 472-5261. For more information about the ribbon cutting, please call Community Relations Specialist Marissa Van Robey at (573) 472-5311.