MoDOT will be making safety improvements at several intersections along U.S. Route 63 in 2021. Work includes the reconfiguration of intersections to increase safety, as well as additional acceleration and deceleration lanes.
MoDOT Representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions regarding this project.
Tuesday, March 3
Southern Boone Primary School Gymnasium
803 Henry Clay Blvd, Ashland, MO 65010
How does this work benefit motorists?
With over 30,000 vehicles per day traveling Route 63 at high speeds, existing intersections and median crossings pose a significant risk for serious and fatal injury crashes. Turns onto and off of the roadway, in which vehicles cross paths at right angles, are of greatest concern. During heavier traffic times, finding a safe opportunity to make turns can be challenging. Deceleration lanes, acceleration lanes, and intersection reconfigurations are proposed to enhance safety at multiple intersections.
Which intersections will be improved?
The following intersections, between Route H north of Ashland and Route 54 near Jefferson City, will be included as part of this project:
- Minor Hill/Angel Lane
- New Salem/Martin Lane
- Loy Martin Road
- Renz Farm Road
- Budget permitting, safety improvements will also be made to Claysville Road and/or Westbrook Drive.
How will traffic be affected?
This work will require one lane of traffic to be closed at various times and locations while work takes place. Traffic will remain open in the other lane. Construction will be staged in a manner to minimize closures. Periodic night work may be necessary to avoid lane closures during heavy traffic times. Some private and commercial entrances will require partial or full closures as they are reconstructed to tie into the intersection improvements.
When will work take place?
The project is scheduled to be awarded and completed in 2021.
What is the cost of this project?
The total cost for this project is estimated at $5 million. Several optional intersection improvements are also included in the project proposal to ensure that the project covers as many improvements along the corridor as possible with the available funding.