Counties Impacted
Project Status
Route Impacted
Missouri Route 171
Missouri Route 96
Route YY

Project Facts:

  • Relocate Route 171/96/YY intersection east of the existing intersection away from KCS Railroad to improve safety
  • Build multi-lane roundabout at new intersection alignment
    • Roundabout will consist of two 16-foot lanes with 10-foot truck apron
    • Roundabout entry will consist of one or two lanes varying from 12– to 16-feet with four-foot outside shoulder
  • Contract also includes projects to pave approximately 26 miles of Route 171 between Missouri/Kansas state line and I-49 along with a section of Jasper County Route O between Jasper County Route D and Missouri 96

Traffic Impacts:

  • Route 96 CLOSED at Route 171 for the duration of the project
  • Additional highway closures, reduced lanes and traffic delays
  • Drivers will be directed to signed detour using Missouri Route 43, Jasper County routes H, M and Z
  • Drivers should find alternate routes to avoid the work zone

Completion Date: December 15, 2021

Estimated Total Project Cost: $9.8 million

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