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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Ribbon cut for Route V improvements

  • It may have been one of the coldest and shortest ribbon cuttings held, but about a dozen Phelps County, City of Rolla and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) officials came together Thursday morning to celebrate the completion of improvements to Route V.
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  • It may have been one of the coldest and shortest ribbon cuttings held, but about a dozen Phelps County, City of Rolla and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) officials came together Thursday morning to celebrate the completion of improvements to Route V.
    The ribbon cutting was held in the parking lot of the old Briggs and Stratton Building.
    Travis Koestner, assistant district engineer with the MoDOT Central District, spoke as did Rolla Mayor Bill Jenks III, Presiding Commissioner Randy Verkamp and Rolla Regional Economic Commission Executive Director Cyndra Lorey.
    The $477,877 project included adding five turn lanes to the Route V interchange at Interstate 44, as well as installing new signals at the interchange.
    The project was funded through a cost-sharing agreement between the MoDOT and Rolla.
    “These improvements will make the interchange function and flow much better and will make travel in the area safer,” said Mo-DOT Area Engineer Preston Kramer. “We’d like to thank the City of Rolla for their offer to work together to help provide motorists with this transportation improvement.”
    Lamke Trenching and Excavating, Inc. of Marthasville, was the contractor on the project.

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