The Sikeston City Council meets this evening and will take action on four significant transportation projects.
· Turn lanes at the intersection of Kingshighway at Malone Avenue, the City will partner with MoDOT to provide new turn signals at the intersection.
· The widening of Highway 61 (South Main) at Larcel Drive to create a turn lane at the entrance to the new Three Rivers Community College Campus. The City will be seeking Federal/State Surface Transportation Project (STP) funds to complete this project.
· They are discussing with MoDOT and Burlington Northern Railroad to improve five railroad crossings. MoDOT and the railroad are willing to spend well over $500,000 to install new surface pads, finished approaches, and LED lights. New crossing gates would be installed at the W. North Street and Murray Lane crossings. A pedestrian crossing would also be constructed at Murray Lane.
· The replacement of the Wakefield bridge crossing Richland Drainage District ditch #4. City Staff is requesting Council enter into a funding agreement to reserve City's remaining STP funds for this project.
**Don’t FORGET! Absentee voting on the 1% Sales Tax in Sikeston Special Election is available until 5pm tonight for registered resident voters at the Scott County Clerk’s office.
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