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U.S. 50 widening to Linn begins

U.S. 50 widening to Linn begins

October 16th, 2012 in News

An Osage County resident studies a map showing the route for the new U.S. 50 four-lane stretch. The improvements will run from just east of the Osage River to Linn.

OSAGE COUNTY, Mo. - Two years from now, motorists should be driving on a four-lane highway between Linn and the Osage River, instead of the hilly, curvy two-lane U.S. 50 they've been using for decades.

"I'd like to be able to say, today, that we will get it done sooner than that," state Transportation Chief Engineer Dave Nichols said Monday, "but we'll just have to see, with the weather."

Nichols spoke after helping launch construction of a 6.6-mile, $25.5 million project that is scheduled to be finished in September 2014.

It will be a new road, going mainly through ....