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MODOT creates sidewalks along Belt Highway

MODOT is working to install sidewalks at major intersections along the Belt highway.

Posted: Aug 10, 2018 7:50 PM

(St.Joseph) Construction along the Belt Highway might be slowing down your daily commute, but will soon make it easier for all types of commuters to travel across the highway. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) is working to install sidewalks at major intersections along the Belt highway.

“We are doing pedestrian crossings and sidewalk work so people who travel along the Belt have a safe way to get across the highway,” MODOT Resident Engineer Greg Stervinou said.

The project cost approximately $500,000 and will create sidewalks and pedestrian crossings at five separate intersections along the Belt.

Construction is already underway at north and southbound ramps at the intersection of the Belt and Highway 36. Additional sidewalks will be installed at the intersections of Pickett, Faraon and the Commons.

Despite minor traffic backups, MODOT said they have been keeping a close eye on the project during peak driving times to avoid employee injury and extreme traffic delays.

“I know during lunch time and as you get close to the end of the working day there is a little bit of congestion. We try to monitor that and if it gets too backed up then we’ll just pull a lane closure and let traffic through,” Stervinou said.

Stervinou said the construction near the ramps to Highway 36 should be completed within the next two to three weeks. As per contract, the remaining walkway construction along the Belt Highway will be completed by November 1.

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