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Rough road ... who's to blame?

Rough road ... who's to blame?

Street ownership determines who, when roads in capital get fixed

March 7th, 2012 in News

Work has been steady as progress continues on this project on East McCarty Street, one rough street that has drawn the attention of residents. Some repairs can't be done yet because of other planned projects.

Photo by Julie Smith

Within Jefferson City is a large network of roads and streets, but not all are under city control.

Throughout the past few weeks, the News Tribune has received many comments about roads in need of repair within the city. One of the most common complaints received was the Dix Road overpass, which is outside of the city's scope.

Director of Public Works Roger Schwartze said the Dix Road overpass, like other overpasses in the area, is maintained by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

"In Jefferson City, any overpass on a MoDOT road is MoDOT's," Schwartze said.

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