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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

August 02, 2013 11:31 AM
New Traffic Signal at Jackson Street/Third Street
In Ozark Begins Flashing August 8

Ozark, Christian County -- A new traffic signal being installed at the intersection of Jackson Street and Third Street in Ozark is scheduled to begin flashing on Thursday morning, August 8, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The new signal will go into full operation -- cycling red, yellow and green -- after 9 a.m. on Monday, August 12.

Drivers are urged to use caution when traveling through the intersection and be prepared to stop when the new signal goes into full operation on August 12.

Also, either Monday or Tuesday, August 5 or August 6, all five lanes of Jackson Street and Third Street between the Finley River bridge and Church Street will be OPEN to traffic.

Weather and/or construction delays could alter the project schedule.

Project Details:

* Widen Jackson Street and Third Avenue to two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane -- between the Finley River bridge on Jackson Street and Church Street where it intersects Third Avenue.

* Install a traffic signal on the curve where Jackson Street and Third Avenue meet.

Jackson Street, which runs east and west, and Third Avenue, running north and south, carry Missouri Route 14/Bus. Route 65 through Ozark.


* Prime contractor: Hartman Construction of Springfield

* Construction cost: $1.4 million

* Completion: Mid-August 2013

The project is a partnership between the city of Ozark and MoDOT.

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