Why is MoDOT doing this project?
Westbound Route 50 traffic in Lone Jack is routed through a congested commercial and residential area. Several accidents and fatalities have occurred at or near this intersection. MoDOT will begin construction this summer to separate the westbound traffic by building a Route 150 bridge and ramps to improve safety and move Route 50 traffic more quickly.
How does this project benefit me?
MoDOT will complete a full-diamond interchange to accommodate westbound Route 50 with ramps and a new bridge to carry Bynum Road/Route 150 traffic over the highway. Adding a bridge and ramps on westbound Route 50 at Bynum brings the crossroads to modern interchange standards and provides safer local access in all directions.
What is the project schedule?
Construction began Monday, April 12.
- The existing Route 150 bridge over EB Route 50 will be removed first.
- EB Route 50 will be rerouted during a portion of the bridgework.
- A new bridge spanning both existing EB and the new WB Route 50 lanes will be complete by late summer to accommodate school bus traffic for the school year.
Route 150 traffic will be redirected to crossovers a half-mile east and a half-mile west of the interchange until the new Route 150 bridge opens. The bridge is expected to re-open in October, weather permitting.
How much does this project cost?
Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. was awarded a $5.1 million contract in late January. This project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
How do I learn more?
MoDOT engineers and designers are available to answer questions, review plans and talk with local residents. Review the project materials listed in the left-hand column. Or, call, e-mail or comment any time on this project. Lend your voice to the transportation process!