On Tuesday crews removed top soil to pave the way for a wider Highway 60 approach to its intersection with Kodiak Road.
The south side of Kodiak is currently closed for the work and lanes on Highway 60 are being shifted.
The intersection will get a traffic signal through a cost sharing effort of MODOT and the Neosho Transportation Development District.
They both say safety is a big factor in the improvements.
"For a while it was 60 miles an hour, traffic there now is 50 but it's still a very dangerous intersection that needed to be addressed for a number of reasons," says Neosho transportation Development District Chairman Ray Stipp. "There's two schools just up Kodiak Road so there's a lot of traffic that utilizes that intersection."