According to MoDOT, Mt. Vernon drivers should expect a new traffic signal to be activated Aug. 18 at Business Loop 44 (Mt. Vernon Boulevard) and Route 39 in Mt. Vernon.
Drivers will initially experience the new signal as a flashing red light for traffic on Route 39 and yellow for Business Loop 44.
It will be switched to full operation the week of Aug. 25.
The press release states that Walmart requested and paid for the new signal as part of the construction of a new Walmart Neighborhood Market at that intersection.
Weather or construction delays will alter the work schedule.
For more information, call MoDOT at 417-895-7600 or visit modot.org/southwest.
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