Why is MoDOT doing this project?
This project ties the northern four-lane
divided section, which ended just south of Route 24, with the existing two-lane Route 13
to the south. This 3.1-mile extension unites
the gap between the two sections and will
improve safety, increase mobility, decrease
travel time, provide for efficient movement of
traffic, and offer a convenient and economical
How does this project benefit me?
The Route 13 “Gap” project will send traffic to the east of the City of Lexington, separating through and local traffic. This will reduce congestion on the existing Route 13, and assist economic development.
What is the project time line?
Right-of-Way was acquired in 2007, and construction began in 2008. The project is expected to be complete by 2010.
How is this project funded?
Amendment 3, approved by Missouri voters
in 2004 supports the estimated construction cost for this
$7.1 million project.
funding limits the project to two lanes,
sufficient right-of-way will be acquired to
permit expansion to four lanes when needed.
How do I learn more?
For more information, review the project maps and materials listed in the left column. You can also submit a comment, send an e-mail or give us a call. Lend your voice to the transportation process!
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