Q. Why did MoDOT purchase right of way for four lanes if they are not building more than two?
A. MoDOT has chosen to construct two lanes within four lanes of right of way because that will meet the current need; however, it will also provide an area for future expansion of the roadway when needed.
Q. Won’t bypassing Warrensburg hurt local business?
A. Not at all. Currently, the amount of vehicles traveling through Warrensburg creates a large amount of congestion, making it difficult for motorists to maneuver in and out of businesses. With the new bypass, local traffic will be able to access these businesses easier than before.
Q. What is going to be done for the Warrensburg East Loop project?
A. The proposed improvement will relocate a portion of Route 13 from Route 50 to just north of Route Y. The project will consist of two, 12-foot lanes and 4 foot paved shoulders to complete a two-lane facility with right of way acquisition to accommodate future four-lane roadway.
Q. What is going to be done for the Lexington “Gap” project?
A. It includes paving the south bound ramps for the existing Route 24 interchange, with four 12 foot lanes and 4 foot paved shoulders for 1500 feet past the end of the ramps. A crossover transition will convert the four lanes to two 12-foot lanes with 4 foot paved shoulders from the cross over to the end of the project. Right of way will be acquired to accommodate for a future four-lane roadway.
Q. How many miles will the Gap project include?
A. Approximately 3.1 miles of new roadway will be constructed.
Q. How many miles will be included in the new Route 13 around Warrensburg?
A. Approximately 6.3 miles of new roadway will be constructed around Warrensburg.
Q. MoDOT had to purchase some properties to construct both phases of the improved Route 13, why?
A. Current design has been completed to construct Route 13, while impacting as few properties as possible. It is necessary at times to purchase homes or property in order to construct or enhance the highway system. It is not MoDOT’s intention to take whatever is in the way. Final design and impacts to the area are decided on after an extensive amount of environmental studies, design revisions, and must be approved by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.
Q. How will MoDOT pay for the Route 13 “Gap” project?
A. Funds to accomplish the project have been committed in the FY2007-2011 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. Amendment 3 funds have also been committed to the project.
Q. Why is MoDOT putting in roundabouts for the Warrensburg project?
A. The proposed roundabout designs are an efficient, safe and cost effective solution to address traffic movements on this project.
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