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MoDOT North Central District News Release

Community Relations 1-888-275-6636

May 03, 2010

Partial Closure of Business Route 63 (Morley) and Route 24 Intersection in Moberly
to Begin at Midnight, Sunday, May 9 - Traffic flow restricted

MACON - MoDOT has announced that beginning at midnight on Sunday, May 9 the south half of the intersection of Business Route 63 (Morley) and Route 24 in Moberly will close to traffic for approximately 5 days. How traffic flow will be affected during the closure:

  • Northbound traffic on Business 63 will not have access onto Route 24.
  • Southbound traffic on Business 63 will only have access onto eastbound and westbound Route 24.
  • Both eastbound and westbound traffic on Route 24 will be allowed to go through the intersection. Traffic on Rotue 24 will not have access onto Business 63 south of the intersection, but will be allowed access onto Business 63 north of the intersection. The closure is taking place to allow the contractor to begin a concrete resurfacing project through the intersection. The work is weather dependent and could be delayed or rescheduled.

Traffic volumes are high in the area so motorists must exercise caution and pay close attention to traffic control devices when traveling in the work zone, or choose alternate routes to avoid the area. Alternate routes such as Route 63 or the West Outer road should be used to access Business 63 south of Route 24.

When the south half of the intersection is reopened to traffic, MoDOT plans to close the north half of this intersection at midnight on Sunday, May 16. The north closure is dependent on the completion of the south improvements and could also be delayed or rescheduled. The north closure will also take approximately 5 days to complete.

The intersection resurfacing is part of a $2 million contract which will also resurface 3 miles of Route 24 from east of Rte. JJ to one mile east of US 63 and includes constructing center left turning lanes and signal improvements from Emerson to Roberson Road. Part of the total contract is being done as a cost-share project with the City of Moberly.

MoDOT is seeking traveler feedback on construction work zones on state highways with the goal of making them safer and better. A customer survey, available on MoDOT's Web site at http://www.modot.org/workzones/Comments.htm allows you to provide feedback on specific work zones through which you have traveled.

For more information, contact the MoDOT District 2 Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-275-6636 or visit our website at http://www.modot.org/northcentral.

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