There Could be Another Roundabout Coming to Jackson

The City of Jackson could be home to a third roundabout as the city considers solutions to traffic issues at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 61 North and Deerwood Drive. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen on August 16 approved the application to the Missouri Department of Transportation for a cost share program to build a roundabout at that intersection. The city has finished an intersection analysis report for that intersection, and officials believe the construction of a roundabout at this intersection would effectively mitigate the delays experienced by motorists and preserve acceptable operating conditions in the future years. In addition, pedestrians would be accommodated by roundabout control, giving residents on the west side of U.S. Hwy. 61 access to the public amenities on the east side, such as the Hubble Creek Recreation Trail and the Jackson Civic Center. This project is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Southeast Metropolitan Planning organization Metropolitan Transportation Plan. City officials will now prepare and turn in a MODOT Partnership Development Application to the Missouri Department of Transportation through its Cost Share Program for the construction of a roundabout at North High Street and Deerwood Drive.

 

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