Last year, the Missouri Department of Transportation made significant improvements to state roadways in Franklin County, according to Judy Wagner, MoDOT’s area engineer for Franklin and Jefferson counties.
MoDOT built a new bridge between Gray Summit and Route 100 (Washington exit) to replace the narrow and aging structure.
Route 100 was resurfaced for a smoother driving surface from Route KK in Franklin County to the city of Hermann in Gasconade County.
Edgeline rumble strips also were added on Route 100 from Route KK to the eastern side of New Haven in order to improve safety for motorists.
Sidewalks in New Haven were improved to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Pavement on Route 47 from the Missouri River Bridge in Franklin County to south of Route 100 was resurfaced for a smoother driving surface.
Also, the 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.
“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,” Wagner said. “We’ll have more projects coming up in 2013, such as widening Route 100 from Route 47 to High Street in Washington.
“We’ll be talking to residents and commuters throughout the area over the next few months to see what transportation improvements they feel are needed to keep them on the move for the future,” she added.