During 2012, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) made some significant improvements to state roadways in Franklin County, the agency reported.

The improvements included major renovations and upgrades to some of the busiest roads in the area.

Major MoDOT projects in the county included:

• Replacement of the deteriorated Route 100 bridge over Interstate 44 between Gray Summit and Route 100 (Washington exit).

• Resurfacing of Highway 100 from Route KK in Franklin County to Hermann in Gasconade County. Edgeline rumble strips were also added on Route 100 from Route KK to the eastern side of New Haven in order to improve safety for motorists.

• Resurfacing of Route 47 in Washington from the Missouri River bridge to south of Route 100 for a smoother driving surface. Also, sidewalks in this area were improved to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Right turn movements at the Route 47 and Route 100 intersection were modified to reduce right angle crashes. MoDOT also completed pavement repairs and resurfaced portions of the pavement on Route 100 from Route KK to Washington Heights Drive, east of Route 47.

• Sidewalks in the city of New Haven were improved to be compliant with the ADA.

“We’ve made some extensive improvements to our interchanges along busy routes and replaced important bridges to help improve safety and traffic congestion for motorists’ commutes. We’ll have more projects coming up in 2013, including widening Route 100 from Route 47 to High Street in Washington,” said Judy Wagner, MoDOT area engineer for Franklin and Jefferson counties.

Wagner said in 2013, MoDOT also be focusing on improving minor roads.