Counties Impacted
Route Impacted
Work Type
Safety and Operational Improvements
Planning Phase

About this project

On Route 50 near Warrensburg future corridor safety improvements will be taking place. Constructing J turns on Business 50 and closing median cross over from 0.7 miles east of Route 58 and Business 50. Project length is 3.75 miles. The corridor improvements are on eastbound and westbound Route 50 in Johnson County from east of Route 58 to Route 50.  The project will modify access and traffic flow at various private entrances and county roads including NW 401 Road, NW 391 Rd, NW 361 Rd, NW 331 Rd, NW 271 Rd, NW 251 Rd, NW 191 Rd, NW 151 Rd, NW 121 Rd, and Business 50. 

Why is MoDOT Doing this Project?

This project is necessary to modernize the corridor to accommodate current and future traffic volumes and improve corridor safety.

Traffic implications

It is anticipated that the project will be constructed utilizing various short- and long-term lane closures on Route 50 and intersecting roadways.  Route 50 will remain open to traffic.  Some minor detours could be required for local traffic on intersecting roadways.

What are the Next Steps?

Public input will be considered by the design team for further plan development.


  • Public Comment Period-June 6, 2023-July 7, 2023
  • Right of Way negotiations – Early 2024
  • Bid Letting – December 2024
  • Construction Starts – Spring 2025


The public hearing took place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6 at the Warrensburg Municipal Chamber located at 200 South Holden Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093. 

  • Please note that this is an open house style meeting, and NO formal presentations will be made. Those interested can attend the meeting anytime between the advertised hours to ask questions, learn more about the project, and leave comments. 

Need more information?

We're here to help. If you need additional information, you may contact MoDOT Kansas City Area Engineer Marisela Ward or Project Manager Jaclyn White.

Marisela Ward:


Number: 816-607-2252

Jaclyn White:



What are J-Turns?

The J-turn is an alternative to traditional roadway intersections on a four-lane highway. Click the link for more information:

 J-Turns | Missouri Department of Transportation (

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U.S. Route 50 corridor safety improvements near Warrensburg