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Department of Transportation plans to Improve Route 160 in Howell, Oregon counties

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The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to improve Route 160 in Howell and Oregon Counties.

The proposed project includes the following:

  • Widening two box culverts located east of Allen Street in West Plains and upgrading the guardrail.
  • Overlaying Route 160 from Business Route 63 in West Plains to Route 99 in Oregon County.
  • Adding edgeline rumble stripes from Allen Street in West Plains to Route 99 in Oregon County.
  • Intersection improvements at Route BB in West Plains. The intersection improvements will include widening, adding a right turn lane on Route BB, adding an acceleration lane to merge onto Route 160 and constructing a concrete median with a stop sign.

Construction for the project is expected to begin as early as spring 2023, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. 

As construction is underway, Route 160 and Route BB will be reduced to a single lane at times with flaggers present to guide traffic through the work zones, according to the department. 

Completion is anticipated in summer 2024.

Interested persons may review the project in more detail and share their thoughts at www.modot.org/route160howelloregon. 

Comments will be accepted through Monday, April 25.

For more information, please contact MoDOT Project Manager Pete Berry at 417-469-6242 or MoDOT Area Engineer Elquin Auala at 417-469-6286.

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