Contract approved for U.S. 61 improvements through New London

Posted: Apr. 7, 2020 12:01 am

NEW LONDON, Mo. -- A contract was awarded for resurfacing and safety improvements on U.S. 61 through New London.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said on Wednesday, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a $1.739 million contract for the work in Ralls County.

The work includes intersection improvements on the U.S. 61 at Route A, Fifth Street, Kingsville Road and the off ramp at the Mo. 19 interchange.

In addition, Business U.S. 61 through New London will be resurfaced including ADA improvements consisting of curb ramps at the intersection of Business U.S. 61 and Route V along with sidewalk improvements on the north side of Route A between West Clay and Church streets.

The aspects of the project include:

Adding a dedicated right turn lane at the southbound off-ramp of the U.S. 61 and Mo. 19 interchange.

Installing offset left turn lanes on U.S. 61 at Route A.

Removing some movements that have led to crashes in the past at Route A and Fifth Street/Kingsville Road.

Installing a median U-turn on U.S. 61, a third of a third mile north of Route A.

Adding more acceleration and deceleration lanes on U.S. 61.

Resurfacing and ADA improvements on Business U.S. 61 through New London

Work is slated for completion by Nov. 1. A start date has not been finalized.