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MoDOT to begin intersection improvements on Route 63 on April 19

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Construction will being April 19 for a Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) project aimed at reducing the number of crashes along U.S. Route 63 in Boone County.

Crews will begin work at several intersections between Route H and Route M/Y near Ashland. Work will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. This process will require occasional single lane closures at each work location and some delays are possible.

MoDOT reports that on average, more than 30,000 vehicles travel this stretch of roadway at high speeds each day.

Deceleration lanes, acceleration lanes and other intersection reconfigurations, including J-turns, are being installed to enhance safety at multiple intersections. A contractor for MoDOT will be making changes at the intersections of Route 63 at Angel Lane, Minor Hill Road, Martin Lane, New Salem Lane, and Loy Martin Road.

The installation of J-turns has proven to help eliminate right-angle crashes and has been shown to reduce injury and fatal accidents by more than fifty percent.

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