SIKESTON-As part of the location and design approval phase, the Missouri Department of Transportation is currently conducting research and accepting public input on a proposed project to improve Route 221 in Doe Run, Missouri.
The proposed project would relocate several sections of Route 221 to provide more gradual curves and a straighter roadway, in an effort to improve safety. The project includes rebuilding the curve on Route 221 at Henrich Road and a series of curves from Howell Road to Henson Road, in Doe Run, Missouri.
Interested persons may review the project in more detail and share their thoughts at https://www.modot.org/route-221-st-francois-county. Comments may also be shared with MoDOT Project Manager Benji Philpot at (573) 472-5371 or MoDOT Transportation Project Designer Jeff Wachter at (573) 472-5294.
Comments will be accepted through Wednesday, June 24.
During this phase of the project, MoDOT hopes to obtain public input pertaining to history, archaeology, geology, biology, public lands, or any other information regarding the area that will be impacted by this project.
This project is currently scheduled to be built in 2022.
For more information, please visit https://www.modot.org/route-221-st-francois-county or www.modot.org/southeast.