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MODOT says prepare for what's to come before new roundabout

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You might have noticed daytime and nighttime construction near Stone's Corner in Airport Drive, Missouri.  It's part of MODOT's plan to build a new roundabout.  But driver's and nearby business owners are being urged to prepare for what's next.

Chad Isaacs, a pharmacist, is dealing with what MODOT prescribed:  A new roundabout at a busy intersection right outside his business.

"I knew that predominately they would do things at night.  But how fast, at all sections of the intersection its been busy, was not much anticipated," says Isaacs.

MODOT says about 30,000 vehicles go through this intersection a day.

"Work that people see happening during the day will be off the lanes, so we will not need a lane closure," says Dan Salisbury with MODOT.

It's work like fixing up sewer lines and moving utilities for widening roads leading to the future roundabout.  

Isaacs says construction doesn't seem to be impeding traffic, just the human psyche.

"I think it gives a perception to the public that maybe it's busier and more cumbersome than it really is," says Isaacs.

Isaacs says while current customers are coming in as usual, the new customer rate is slowing down, most likely because of the construction.  

But a warning:  MODOT says things will get worse before the project is complete.  Shortly after July 4th, for a few days, the future two-lane roundabout will at first only be a one-lane roundabout.

"And we will encourage traffic to use any other route possible," says Salisbury.

"If we sense concern in people's voices, we may offer to come to them instead of them coming to us.  And I think that will both make it easier for them, and also provide less congestion at the intersection while they're doing the work," says Isaacs.

MODOT says when the project is completed in July, the future roundabout will filter the most traffic in Missouri.  MODOT also says the new roundabout is designed to handle projected traffic 20 years from now.
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