Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Safer Commute

A safer commute. That's just one benefit residents of Moniteau County are enjoying as the second phase of the U.S. Route 50 relocation project is complete.

The $24.8 million project started in October 2008 and relocated more than eight miles of Route 50, from Route K to just west of California. Residents will see improved traffic capacity and safety.

The first phase of the Route 50 relocation project included the construction of 11 miles of new four-lane highway, from just west of St. Martins in Cole County to Route K in Moniteau County. The project cost $30 million and was completed in October 2008.