Crossover removal scheduled in Andrew County

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The crossover between the north and southbound lanes of Business U.S. Route 71 at County Road 363 is scheduled for removal. A crossover is often utilized on a divided four-lane roadway to allow access to side roads from either direction of travel. The Missouri Department of Transportation is removing the crossover between the north and southbound lanes at County Road 363 for several reasons, including:

  • The crossover space between the north and southbound lanes is very narrow which can leave drivers utilizing the crossover exposed to oncoming traffic.
  • Sight distance is too short for the types of turning movements that occur at a crossover, putting drivers at risk.
  • Nearby crossovers to the north and to the south afford much greater sight distance and width to accommodate safer turning movements.

Local maintenance crews plan to close one lane each direction of Business U.S. Route 71 at County Road 363 on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 a.m. to begin work. The lane closures will remain in place overnight and should be removed by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11. Motorists are urged to exercise caution and watch for signs and traffic control devices guiding them through the work zone. Crews will be working close to the traveling public. All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones and to not move or drive around barricades or other traffic control devices.

For more information about these and other MoDOT projects, visit and view the online Traveler Information Map. Also at, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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