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MODOT Plans to Improve Safety at Highway 13 Intersections


The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to reduce the number of traffic crashes at 25 intersections along Highway 13 between Springfield and Clinton.

It’s looking at low-cost options it says are “proven to substantially reduce serious crashes without introducing significant delays along the high speed road.”

Options include J-turns, adding left or right turn lanes and other modifications shown to improve safety.  According to MODOT, there are no plans to add traffic signals along Route 13.  Improvements could begin as early as the summer of 2018. 

For now, MODOT is asking for public comment on the project.  Come and go-style meetings will be held today (1/17) from 4:30 to 6 at Collins Town Hall, 1604 Main St. in Collins, and Thursday (1/19) from 4:30 to 6 at Freshwater Church, 4787 S. 135th Rd., in Bolivar.  You can also leave comments online.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.