MoDOT Intersection Improvements to be the Focus of Public Meetings

The public is invited to participate in public meetings hosted by the Missouri Department of Transportation, either in-person or virtual (online), starting today, Monday, June 17, to learn more about plans to resurface and make intersection improvements along U.S. Route 60 in Barry and Lawrence counties.

The virtual (online) meeting will be available for two weeks from Monday, June 17, until Monday, July 1, and can be accessed at www.modot.org/southwest.

The in-person meeting will be held 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, June 25 at the Monett Park Casino, 101 S. Lincoln Ave., in Monett.

Beginning in the spring of 2026, contractor crews resurface Route 60 between Missouri Route 37 in Monett and Missouri Route 14 in Marionville. In addition, the contractor will make intersection improvements at these eight (8) locations along Route 60 in Barry and Lawrence counties:

  • In Barry County
    • Roundabout at County Road 1100 east of Monett
  • In Lawrence County
    • Turn lanes at County Road 1160 (Verona)
    • Turn lanes at Country Road 1180 (Carnation Ave., Aurora)
    • Turn lanes at Country Road 1200 (Wolfe Rd., Aurora)
    • Turn lanes at County Road 1235 (Central Ave., Marionville)
    • Turn lanes at County Road 2000 (Business 60, east of Monett)
    • Turn lanes at County Road 2175 (Marionville)
    • Turn lanes at County Road 2210 (Aurora)

As part of the resurfacing of Route 60, the contractor will install permanent striping, rumble strips and guardrail in places.

The estimated cost of the project is $14.2 million. 

Those unable to access either the in-person or online public meetings are encouraged to contact MoDOT’s Southwest District Office at 417.895.7600 and accommodations will be made to share the information and gather feedback. 

For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest