MoDOT releases 5-year proposed plan, includes five Ozark County projects

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman MoDOT’s Statewide Transportation Program plan, which includes proposed highway projects scheduled for the next five years, includes adding shoulders and rumble strips to Highway 5 north and south of Gainesville, including this stretch of highway that runs between The Antler and the Gainesville Veterinarian Clinic. The plan also includes washing the Theodosia bridge, pavement improvements to Highway 181 and guardrail repair across the county.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released its latest Statewide Transportation Program plans, which include scheduled projects for 2022-2026. The proposed plan is available for public review and comment from now until June 4. The plan can be viewed in its entirety at Comments can be submitted by calling 1888-ADK-MODOT (275-6636) or emailed to or by visiting the website above. 

These Ozark County projects are included in the proposal:

Highway 5 north - MoDOT plans to add 25 miles of shoulders and rumble strips to Highway 5 north. The planned work, scheduled for 2023, will begin at MM Highway, just west of the Gainesville city center, and continue to A Highway in Douglas County. The project’s estimated cost is $2,492,000. 

Highway 5 south - Another section of Highway 5 that stretches south from Highway 160 west of Gainesville to the Arkansas state line is also scheduled to have pavement resurfacing and the addition of rumble strips. The 8-mile project is estimated to cost $2,202,000 and will begin in 2023. 

Theodosia bridge washing - MoDOT’s list of projects also includes washing the Theodosia bridge on Highway 160 over Bull Shoals Lake. The preventative maintenance project is set to be completed in 2025. The project’s estimated cost is $52,000. 

Highway 181 - In 2023, MoDOT plans to complete pavement improvements to Highway 181. An 18-mile section of the highway is set to receive a “thin lift overlay” from the highway’s beginning at Highway 160 in Gainesville to H Highway in the Dora area. The project’s estimated cost is $1,593,000. 

Guardrail repair - A larger project for guard rail and guard cable repairs in an 11-county section of the state includes repairs in Ozark County. The project is set to be completed over three years from 2022-2024. The project’s estimated cost is $331,000 in 2022, $334,000 in 2023 and $344,000 in 2024, for a total of $1,009,000.

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