Route 50 Bridge Work Starts in Morgan County

Work on two bridges is scheduled to start this week on Route 50 in Morgan County.  MODOT says the deck will be replaced on the Lamine River Bridge and the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge.  Both are located west of Syracuse.  One lane of each bridge will be open and signals will move traffic through the area.  The project is expected to be completed this fall.

Two Hurt in PWC Accidents

A Seadoo driven by an Iowa man collided with a dock at the 11 mile marker in Davey Hollow Cove Sunday night.  48-year old Steve Shoemaker of Council Bluffs was taken to Lake Regional Hospital.

A Kansas teenager was taken to Lake Regional after a personal watercraft accident in Linn Creek Cove.  The Water Patrol says 16-year old Mark Embree of Leawood, Kansas jumped a wake throwing him from his Kawasaki PWC.

 

Lake Area Road Work — Week of May 27th

No scheduled maintenance activities will not take place during the Memorial Day holiday.

 

CAMDEN COUNTY

Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues. Much of the work currently taking place will not affect traffic. However, traffic could be stopped briefly to allow equipment to be moved.

Route A at Calvert Lane – Culvert pipe repair will take place Tuesday, May 28th through Thursday, May 30th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

 

MILLER COUNTY

Route 42 between Route 17 and Route 134 – Shoulder widening work continues.
Crews are currently working to build dirt embankments along the roadway, causing one lane to be closed. A pilot car will guide traffic through the work area.   Asphalt paving of the roadway and shoulders is under way.  A width restriction of 10 feet is in place between Route C and the city of Osage Beach.   The project is scheduled for completion in late-June.

Business Route 54 in Eldon – Roadway maintenance will take place Tuesday, May 28th through Thursday, May 30. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route D between Columbia Road and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place Wednesday and Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route K between Bethany Road and Cannor Ridge Road – Roadside maintenance will take place on Tuesday.

 

MORGAN COUNTY

Route 50 at the Lamine River Bridge west of Syracuse and Route 50 at the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge west of Syracuse – Bridge deck replacement will begin this week.  One lane of each bridge will be open, and temporary traffic signals will move traffic through the work area. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall.

Route 52 between Route 5 south and Route 5 north – Roadside maintenance will take place Thursday, May 30th through Thursday, June 6. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Drug Arrest in Miller County

A St. Elizabeth man is facing six charges, including DWI and possession of marijuana, after being pulled over by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  On Sunday night, a trooper stopped 45-year old Charles Duffel in Miller County.  He was charged with DWI-aggravated offender, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, operating without a license, no insurance and failing to register a motor vehicle.  Duffel was taken to the Miller County Jail.

Iberia Teens Injured in Truck Crash

Two teenagers are taken to the hospital, one by helicopter, after a one vehicle accident in Miller County.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Sunday afternoon on Route E-E just east of Oakbrier Lane.  A pick up driven by 17-year old Dakota Bell of Iberia went off the road, hit a road sign and went airborne over a creek.  The truck then hit a wall and the ground before it overturned and hit a tree.  A passenger, 13-year old Michael Spencer of Iberia was airlifted to a Columbia hospital.  Bell was taken to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.

Camdenton Makes Boating Magazine’s Top 10 List

Camdenton ranks eighth in BoatUS magazine’s list of great places for those looking for a retirement community with boating amenities.  In the just-released June/July issue, the magazine from the nation’s largest recreational boat owners group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), describes Camdenton as an affordable community with a low cost of living.

Morgan County Crash Sends Two to Hospital

Two people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck in Morgan County Saturday.  The accident happened on Highway 52 near Big Rock Road when the biker tried to pass two vehicles.  He was hit when one of them made a left turn into a driveway.  The Highway Patrol says 27-year-old Thomas Eslahi of Tipton was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.  26-year-old Jessica Sallin of Tipton, a passenger in the pickup driven by 33-year-old Jackson Hart of Eldon, was also injured and taken by ambulance to Capital Region Hospital in Jefferson City.