MoDOT: Mt. Vernon Street (Missouri Route 14) Widening Project in Nixa

Set to Begin Week of June 6

Nixa, Christian County – Drivers can expect lane closings, traffic shifts, and possible delays on Mt. Vernon Street (Missouri Route 14) in Nixa when a widening project begins the week of June 6, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Mt Vernon Street will be widened to five lanes – two lanes in each direction with a center-turn lane – between Fort Street and Tiffany Boulevard. This project includes resurfacing Route 14 between east of Tiffany Boulevard in Nixa and 32nd Street in Ozark.

Here’s a look at the project:

  • Widen Route 14 to five lanes between Fort Street and Tiffany Boulevard (two through lanes and a center turn lane)
  • Resurface Route 14 between east of Tiffany Boulevard in Nixa and 32nd Street in Ozark
  • Improve sidewalks and traffic signals in various locations
  • Install new storm drains and add curb and gutter along Mt. Vernon Street
  • Project website: Mt. Vernon Street (Route 14) Widening

Traffic Impacts:

  • Phase 1 of Route 14 and Main Street Intersection Improvements:
    • Intersection of north Main Street and Route 14 (Mt. Vernon Street) will be CLOSED
    • Intersection of south Main Street and Route 14 (Mt. Vernon Street) is open
    • Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration in the Route 14 eastbound lane and turn lane
    • There will be no signal at the intersection of Route 14 and Main Street
  • Phase 2 of Route 14 and Main Street Intersection Improvements:
    • Intersection of south Main Street and Route 14 (Mt. Vernon Street) will be CLOSED
    • Intersection of north Main Street and Route 14 (Mt. Vernon Street) is open
    • Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration in the Route 14 westbound lanes
    • There will be no signal at the intersection of Route 14 and Main Street
    • Phase 2 of the Route 14 and Main Street intersection improvements will be completed in the fall 2022
  • Lane closings along Route 14
  • Traffic shifts away from work areas
  • Side streets and sidewalks CLOSED at times
  • Business entrances closed half at a time or closed one at a time, if two or more entrances exist
  • Crews and equipment close to traffic
  • Drivers will encounter flaggers and pilot cars directing them through the work zone between Nixa and Ozark. Drivers should wait for the pilot vehicle before proceeding through the work zones or before entering the work zones from a side road.

Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.

The project is scheduled for completion by May 2023.

The prime contractor is D & E Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Nixa

Estimated total cost: $5.4 million

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