Route 60 Caravan Celebrates Completion of Four Lanes from Sikeston to Willow Springs
SIKESTON— United States Senator Kit Bond, United States Representative Jo Ann Emerson and the Missouri Department of Transportation held the Route 60 Caravan from Willow Springs to Sikeston on Friday, August 13.
The Caravan celebrated completion of a four-lane project on Route 60 from Sikeston to Willow Springs. Since the 1980s, approximately $500 million has been allocated to upgrade the route beginning with the construction of the Poplar Bluff bypass. The project was completed in July 2010 when the final section from Winona to Route C in Carter County opened to traffic. Completion of the project connected the four-lane corridor from Kentucky to Oklahoma.
"Completion of this project has and will continue to serve as the Southern Missouri corridor of commerce," said United States Representative Jo Ann Emerson. "The corridor will provide a safe, efficient means of travel for the public while providing positive economic benefits."
The event kicked-off in Willow Springs at Booster Field and concluded at approximately 5 p.m. with the ending ceremony at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E Satellite Office in Sikeston.
Additional stops throughout the day included:
• Mountain View event at the Community Center
• Winona event at Twin Pines Conservation Center
• Poplar Bluff event at First Community Bank
• Dexter event at the Dexter sign
"We are pleased that the Route 60 four-lane project has been completed," said Southeast District Engineer Mark Shelton. "This will provide safer, efficient travel between Sikeston and Willow Springs."
For more information, please contact Community Relations Manager Nicole Thieret at (573) 380-5305 or MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).