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179 interchange to open Thursday

179 interchange to open Thursday

July 9th, 2012 in News

Area drivers travel along Missouri 179 over work on the new Mission Drive interchange.

State and local officials will officially cut the ribbon to open the new Missouri 179/Mission Drive interchange located between Route C and Edgewood Drive in Jefferson City at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The ribbon cutting will take place rain or shine, and the public is invited to attend.

The new interchange will provide access to a new St. Mary's Health Center development.

Emery Sapp and Sons Inc. of Columbia was awarded the $7.4 million contract to complete the work. The interchange was a joint effort among the Missouri Department of Transportation, Jefferson City and Cole County.

Mission Drive, the $2.5 million access road to the hospital, is being funded by the city and county.