Economic Benefits of Transportation,  Economic Expansion,  Missouri

Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville

What does the Missouri Department of Transportation do with $35 million in savings from past road construction projects? It reinvests the money into the state’s transportation system to improve safety and promote economic development in a fast-growing part of southwest Missouri, resulting in the Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville Project.

The project, which consisted of building a new “dog bone” roundabout at the interchange of Route 60, was 20 years in the making and has resulted in a safer route for residents and drivers to get in and out of the community, greater economic development, and a new generation of student interest in engineering, as MoDOT partnered with the local school district to get students involved in the field during this project.

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