Moniteau and Morgan Counties Pavement & Intersection Improvements

Below are details, resources and news about an improvements project taking place in Moniteau and Morgan Counties. This project will encompass intersection improvements, pavement improvements and guardrail improvements. 

Project Details

When: Spring and Summer, 2021.

Cost: $4,627,341.97

Work Taking Place: 

The Route 50 and Route 5 intersection, west of Tipton: improvements will be made to the intersection’s drainage and pavement by grading, paving, widening and marking the roadways. Crews will also be building new eastbound and westbound turn lanes to Route 50 at the intersection

Crews will then begin resurfacing, replacing shoulders and improving guardrails along Route 50 between the Pettis County line and Business 50, west of California.

Crews will begin resurfacing and improving guardrails along Route 87 between Business 50 and Route 50 in California. 

Traffic Impacts: 

This work will require various intermittent daily and nightly lane closures at all three locations. There will be a reduced speed limit at the Route 50/Route 5 intersection. Flaggers will guide motorists through work zones during certain phases of the improvement work. Signs will be in place to alert motorists of the lane closures. Motorists will need to plan extra travel time, slow down and obey flaggers in work zones. Project updates will be sent out in advance of work to give the public notice.

Counties Impacted
Morgan
Moniteau
Project Status
In Progress
Route Impacted
U.S. Route 50

Project Milestones

Complete
Public Feedback Period
December 5-20, 2019
Complete
Project Awarded

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the bid to Capital Paving & Construction, LLC for $4,627,341.97.

In Progress
Improvement Work at Route 50/5 Intersection

Improvements include he intersection’s drainage and pavement by grading, paving, widening and marking the roadways.

Crews are also building new eastbound and westbound turn lanes to Route 50 at the intersection. This work will require various daily and nightly lane closures and a reduced speed limit at the intersection. Flaggers will guide motorists through the work zone during certain phases of the improvement work.

In Progress
Route 50 Pavement and Guardrail Improvements

Resurfacing, replacing shoulders and improving guardrails along Route 50 between the Pettis County line and Business 50, west of California. This work will have flaggers guiding traffic through intermittent daily and nightly Route 50 lane closures.

In Progress
Route 87 Pavement and Guardrail Improvements

Resurfacing and improving guardrails along Route 87 between Business 50 and Route 50 in California. This work will also require flaggers to guide motorists through intermittent daily and nightly lane closures along Route 87.

Not Started
Project Completion

The work is scheduled for completion by November 1, 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this work necessary?

Currently large vehicles find it difficult to safely and efficiently navigate the intersection of Route 50 with Route 5 North. We are looking to improve the operation and safety of the intersection, and the Route 50 corridor in general, by installing right and left turn lanes onto Route 5 North.

When will the work take place?

Work will begin in the Spring of 2021 with construction expected to be completed by the end of that same year. 

Will additional right of way be needed to construct this project?

Yes. All impacted property owners will be notified and the proposed changes will also will be available on this page as plans are completed. 

What will be the project cost?

Construction costs for the intersection improvements are estimated to be $950,000. Approximately $4.6 million is expected for the overlay of Route 50 in Morgan and Moniteau counties. Again, both of these projects will be awarded and constructed in combination. 

What is the next step?

Detailed design of the intersection will be completed and used to determine the exact right of way needs for improvements. MoDOT representatives will contact affected property owners in 2020 to negotiate the purchase of the right of way required to construct the improvements.

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