The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a contract for the construction of a new interchange along U.S. Route 54 in Lake Ozark. The new interchange will replace the only remaining signalized intersection of Route 54 between Kingdom City and Camdenton. The project will consist of the construction of two new bridges on Route 54, three roundabouts, grading and paving to incorporate the intersections of Route 54, Business Route 54, Route W and Osage Hills Road. Emery Sapp and Sons submitted the low bid of $9,711,377. Work on the interchange is scheduled to begin in early 2020, and is expected to take two years to complete.
Work on the interchange is scheduled to begin February 3, and is expected to be completed by December 2021.
This project will make improvements to the U.S. Route 54/Business Route 54/Miller County Route W intersection in Lake Ozark. The proposed construction will improve safety and mobility for motorists in the area.
When will the work take place?
The project is scheduled to be bid in the summer of 2019, with construction tentatively scheduled to start in 2020. Construction is expected to take two years.
Will additional right of way be needed to construct this project?
Yes. We are estimating the project will require the acquisition of approximately nine acres. Based on our current timeline, right of way acquisition plans will be available in late 2018.
We are estimating the construction costs of the project will be $8-10 million.
Why is this work necessary?
The project is necessary to increase the safety of the Route 54 and Route W intersection and reduce traffic accidents. This work will also improve traffic flow through the area.