Sullivan County Route 5 intersection upgrades finished north of Milan

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Three intersection improvement projects on Sullivan County Route 5, north of Milan, are complete. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is administering a US DOT Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for the construction of transportation improvements around the Roy Blunt Reservoir project. Contractors from Capital Paving and Construction, LLC., working with MoDOT, reopened Route 5 at the intersections of Route N and Mayapple Road today, Nov. 3. Improvements at the intersection of Route 5 and Mid-Lake Road were also completed.

The Roy Blunt Reservoir Project (formerly known as the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project) is a cooperative effort between Sullivan County, the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission (NCMRWC), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The BUILD grant project, while separate, is dependent on the schedule and timeline of the reservoir project.

Below is a tentative schedule of remaining work to be completed in the following years:

    • 2024: Intersection improvements at Route N/Y.
    • 2024-2025: Construction of three new bridges on Mid-Lake Road and one on Mayapple Road.
    • 2025: Completion of ADD Alternative paving of Routes N, VV, and potentially a portion of Mayapple Road (contingent on grant fund availability following completion of all other work).

More information about the BUILD grant transportation improvements and project detours can be found on MoDOT’s website.