Rogersville, Greene County – The public is invited to a virtual (online) public hearing to discuss a proposed project to improve the intersection of U.S. Route 60 and Missouri Route 125 in Rogersville, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The virtual public hearing will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2021, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. A brief presentation will be made at 4:30 p.m., discussing the project’s purpose and need, the materials available on our website, the current project design, construction impacts, and project schedule. After the presentation, all persons may discuss the project and offer comments at any time between the prescribed hours. The meeting will be recorded and made available on our website after the meeting. Attendees can join the virtual public hearing by visiting https://www.modot.org/route-60-route-125-interchange.

The presently contemplated improvements are as follows: The signalized intersection of Route 60 and Route 125 will be replaced with an interchange and ramps for safe access on and off the highway. If funding is available, an outer road will be constructed between Route 125 and Farm Road 243. The project goals are to provide for the safe and efficient movement of travelers through the area on both Route 60 and Route 125.

Written statements and exhibits will be received electronically at the hearing or submitted through a link on the project website. Written statements and exhibits will be made a part of the public hearing transcript if received within ten working days after the date of the hearing. The virtual hearing can be accessed online between October 26, and November 9.

For those unable to access the online meeting, they are encouraged to contact MoDOT’s Southwest District Office at 417.895.7600 and accommodations will be made to share the information and gather feedback.

Four public meetings over the course of three years gathered input from the public as well as nearby businesses, property owners and community leaders to help pick the best option for the safety improvements.

Construction of the new interchange will take place in 2023-2024.

The estimated total project cost is $25.5 million.

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(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest

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