Hazardous Roadways

Missouri Reconsiders Dangerous Interchange at U.S. Highway 24 and 61

By John Page on August 31, 2012 - Comments off

Missouri Hazardous RoadwaysThe Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission recently began considering safety improvements to the interchange at U.S. Highway 24 and U.S. 61, after reports of several accidents pointed to dangerous roadway conditions that have resulted in injuries.

Fifteen separate accidents have been reported at the interchange over the past 18 months, according to the Highway and Transportation Commission. Several of these accidents have occurred on the portion of the interchange that separates northbound drivers who want to continue north to Canton from those who want to go east toward Quincy.

During rainy weather, signs and highway lines become difficult to see, confusing motorists who are trying to navigate the interchange. Motorists are not always able to tell which lane they should be in to navigate the interchange correctly. More than once, the confusion and lack of visibility has resulted in several serious traffic accidents.

The Commission plans to begin work on the interchange after Labor Day and have it finished by the end of September. Plans are to keep at least one lane of traffic open at all times during the work, but parts of the on- and off-ramps in the interchange may need to be closed for brief periods of time for stripe painting, sign installation, and other tasks.

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