Meeting Today About Making Highway 60 a Freeway

By KOLR10 News

Published 08/27 2014 09:20AM

Updated 08/28 2014 05:19PM

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- People who live in Greene and Webster counties and regularly use Highway 60, might want to go to a public meeting today, Thursday, August 28.

MoDOT is hosting the meeting to go over its plans for making changes to Highway 60 in the Rogersville area, including adding lanes, building an overpass and building two interchanges.
The process would convert Highway 60 from an "expressway" to a freeway.

The meeting will be held between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, at the Logan-Rogersville Upper Elementary School at 306 S. Mill Street (northeast corner of U.S. 60 and Route B) in Rogersville.

MoDOT has awarded the contract to the Ozarks Regional Road Constructors (ORRC) group, a team made up of six design consultant and highway construction companies.  ORRC will work with MoDOT to design and build the changes.

Major features of project include:

  • Build two-way backage roads with one-way outer road
  • Build an overpass over Route 60 at Farm Road 247
  • Widen Farm Road 253 between Route 60 and Center Street
  • Build an interchange at Route 60 and Farm Road 253
  • Build an interchange at Route 60 and Routes B/VV
  • Reconfigure intersection of Route VV and Redbud Street
  • Improve the intersection of Route VV and Johnstown Drive
  • Add turn lanes on Route 60 at Chicory Road and at Peck Hollow Road

Construction is expected to begin in September and be done by December, 2016.  Total cost is expected to be $35 million.

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