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Gov. Nixon approves plan for construction of Lafayette Street interchange

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - On Thursday, Gov. Nixon, approved an amendment to the Transportation Improvement Plan of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to build an interchange on U.S. 50/63 at Lafayette Avenue in Jefferson City.

The project also calls for capacity improvements along 50/63 from Monroe Street to Clark Avenue, a stretch of about a mile in Jefferson City. The project should be complete in fall 2015.

"With plans for development around new federal courthouse and continued growth in downtown Jefferson City, expanding access from U.S. 50/63 is more important than ever," Gov. Nixon said. "This new interchange and upgrade will give residents and visitors to Jefferson City easier access to the courthouse area, Lincoln University and Jefferson City High School, and pave the way for continued growth and development. I am pleased to approve this amendment to the Transportation Improvement Plan to make construction of this interchange possible."

According to the Transportation Improvement Plan, MoDOT will begin engineering and planning for the interchange during the current fiscal. Construction would begin in Fiscal Year 2015, with completion of the project scheduled for fall 2015.

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