SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Scott City interchange is in the planning stages, and you're invited to learn more about it and ask questions.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb., 11, to discuss construction of the interchange south of Scott City. The meeting will be held at Scott City Hall on 215 Chester Ave.
The proposed interchange would provide access to south Scott City, as well as a connection from Interstate 55 to Kelso. MODOT says the project would relieve congestion at the Route 61/K/M/I-55 interchange.
The proposed project includes building a new roadway from Route 61 at Kelso to the existing Route PP overpass bridge. About 7500 feet of new outer road east of I-55 will be needed to connect County Road 311, according to MODOT, as well as improvements to the remaining portion of County Road 311 to Scott City.
MODOT says the Route PP bridge will be replaced with a wider, three-lane bridge.