MoDot public meeting to discuss proposed Scott City interchange

MoDot public meeting to discuss proposed Scott City interchange

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A public meeting will be held by the Missouri Department of Transportation to discuss construction of an interchange south of Scott City.

This meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the City Hall, 215 Chester Ave. in Scott City.

"Visitors can stop by anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to discuss the details of the project with a member of the project team and provide their comments," said Project Manager Eric Krapf.

The proposed interchange would provide access to south Scott City, as well as a connection from Interstate 55 to Kelso. The project would also relieve congestion at the Route 61/K/M/I-55 interchange.

The construction of a new roadway from Route 61 at Kelso to the existing Route PP overpass bridge is proposed as well as approximately 7,500 feet of new outer road east of I-55 that will be needed to connect to County Road 311 and improvements to the remaining portion of County Road 311 to Scott City.

In addition the Route PP bridge will be replaced with a wider, three-lane bridge to accommodate turning movements for the new interchange.

For more information, please contact Project Manager Eric Krapf at 573-472-5261, Transportation Project Designer Tim Pickett at 573-472-5292 or MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MODOT (275-6636). To view the meeting handout, environmental assessment or comment on this project, please attend the online meeting available at:

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