Why is MoDOT doing this project?
Construction for a new Route 13 will help reduce congestion, improve existing public safety and improve economic development opportunities.
How does this project benefit me?
The first leg of a new Route 13 east of Warrensburg, known as the East Loop, will move through-traffic away from stop-and-go congestion in downtown Warrensburg. The south portion of the East Loop, from Route 50 south to existing Route 13 near Route Y, will be a two-lane roadway with the right of way for a future four-lane highway.
What is the project time line?
Construction of the new 7-mile-long segment of the Route 13 East Loop is expected to be complete late 2010.
- May 1, 2009: Start of excavation for US 50 bridges
- Construction of the bridge over Bear Creek and UP railroad in 2009
- October 31, 2009: US 50 open to two-lane traffic in each direction on new bridges and rebuild eastbound lanes
- Excavation work will proceed north to south in 2009 and early 2010
- Rest of bridge construction in 2010
- Paving in 2010, finished by fall
How is this project funded?
Amendment 3 funding includes the design,
right of way acquisition and construction
of a two-lane, two-mile section of
the East Loop, from Highway 50 to Route DD.
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. Or click the Next button to learn more. Lend your voice to the transportation process!
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