A virtual public meeting will be accepting public comments from Nov. 16 through Dec. 2.
About this project
This project is a partnership between the Saline County Commission and MoDOT in response to the County’s efforts to create economic improvement opportunities at the Marshall Junction. The project
is will improve the safety and access south of the I-70 and US 65 interchange in Saline County. These improvements include relocating the first US 65 crossover south of I-70, 116th Trail, approximately 1,500 feet further south and extending the US 65 east and west outer roads to the new crossover. The new crossover location will meet FHWA interchange access management guidelines. This project also includes constructing left and right turn lanes at the new crossover on US 65.
Cost Share Agreement
MoDOT and Saline County executed a Cost Share Agreement in 2019 anticipating the proposed improvements, as well as infrastructure improvements by the County, which will encourage economic development in this area. This project also includes MoDOT relinquishing part of the outer road known as 122nd Trail, which is located in the northwest quadrant of the interchange, to Saline County.
Construction is scheduled to begin spring/summer of 2022. The total project cost, including engineering is estimated a 2.63 million dollars. MoDOT will pay for 50 percent of the total project cost, not to exceed 1.3 million dollars, with $788,130 from the Commission Cost Share program. Saline County is responsible for the other 50 percent of the project cost and additional cost that may be incurred.
US 65 shoulder and single lane closures will occur during construction. I-70 traffic should not be impacted.