Route 59 Streambank Stabilization/Sidewalk Project Focus of Public Meeting March 29 in Noel

Noel – The public is invited to a to provide input and learn more about a project to stabilize the Elk River streambank and improve sidewalks along Missouri Route 59 in Noel on Tuesday, March 29, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The come-and-go-style meeting is from 4:30-6 p.m., at the River Ranch Resort, 101 River Road, in Noel. NO FORMAL PRESENTATION IS PLANNED. Those who attend may come at any time between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to learn about the project and ask questions.

Those unable to attend the in-person meeting can view exhibits and get additional information by visiting the online public meeting at

The meeting will include a two-week comment period between Monday, March 28 and Monday, April 11. Comments can be made by accessing at comment form at the project webpage at the link above.

Project Information:

  • Stabilize streambank along Elk River on Route 59 between Elk River bridge and Butler Creek bridge
  • Add sidewalks and improve pedestrian areas along same stretch of Route 59
  • Construction to begin in 2023
  • Considering schedule adjustments to avoid work and highway closures between Memorial Day and Labor Day
  • Project completion may extend into winter 2023/2024
  • Estimated total cost: $2.1 million 


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