MONITEAU/MORGAN COUNTIES – An effort to improve several portions of state highways in Moniteau and Morgan Counties will begin next week.
Starting March 15, a contractor working for the Missouri Department of Transportation will be making several changes to the intersection of Route 50 and Route 5, west of Tipton. Turn lanes will be added to both directions of Route 50 onto Route 5. Crews will also be repaving the driving surface, improving motorist safety by widening the road, and making drainage improvements.
These intersection improvements will require occasional lane closures. For the safety of motorists and workers on the road, the speed limit will be reduced, and flaggers may be used to guide motorists through the work zone during certain phases of the project.
Starting in April, as part of the same project, the contractor will be resurfacing, replacing shoulders and improving guardrails along Route 50 between the Pettis County line and Business 50, west of California. Resurfacing and guardrail work will also be completed along Route 87 between Business 50 and Route 50 in California.
This phase of work will require lane closures with flaggers guiding traffic through work zones. Signs will be in place to alert motorists of the lane closures. Drivers will need to plan extra travel time, slow down and obey all signs in work zones.
The project is expected to be completed by November 1, 2021.
This work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/MoniteauMorganImprovements. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates.