Lake Area Road Work – Week of 3/11/2013

CAMDEN  COUNTY

Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues.
* Crews continue to set steel girders on the concrete piers. This will require a closure of the existing Hurricane Deck Bridge several times a day for 15 minutes at a time.

Route 54 bridge over the Osage River east of Wood River Road – Bridge rehabilitation in the westbound lanes Is scheduled to begin this week. One lane will be open through the work area. The entire project is scheduled for completion in May.

Route A between Route 54 and Route 7 – Bridge maintenance in various locations will take place Monday, March 11th through Friday, March 15th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route MM between Route 242 and Route TT – Roadside maintenance will take place today thrpugh Friday.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route TT between Route F and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place today through Friday.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

MILLER COUNTY

Route 87 between Route P and Boulder Road – Roadside maintenance will take place Monday, March 11th through Thursday, March 14th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route D between Route 54 and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route Y between Route 52 and Hackler Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Wednesday and Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route HH between Route 52 and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place today and tomorrow. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Mayor Will be Grand Marshall of Camdenton Dogwood Festival

Retiring Camdenton Mayor Dennis North will be the Grand Marshall of this year’s Dogwood Festival.  The theme of the is year’s festival is “Get Hooked.”  The 63rd Annual Dogwood Festival will take place in various locations in and around Camdenton, April 18th-20th.  More information and entry forms for various festival events is available from the Camdenton  Area Chamber of Commerce.

Iberia School Superintendent Gets New Job

Iberia R-V school superintendent Dr. Tamara Kimball, placed on paid administrative leave by the school board more than a month ago, won’t be returning to the job. Kimball has been hired by the school board in Fayette, Missouri to be superintendent there beginning July 1st. Kimball’s contract with Iberia runs thru June 30th, 2014. Prior to coming to Iberia four years ago, Kimball was an assistant superintendent in Rolla.

UPDATE: Wrong-Way Driver Charged in Camdenton Woman’s Death

A Columbia man  is facing criminal charges in connection with last night’s wrong-way wreck on Highway 54 that left a 19-year-old Camdenton woman dead.  28-year-old Dennis G. Leporin with second-degree murder, second-degree assault, driving while intoxicated, driving with a revoked license, and driving the wrong way on a highway.  Police say Leporin was driving east in the westbound lanes of U.S. 54, when his pickup collided head-on Chelsea Fredrickson’s car near the Missouri 179/Route B interchange in Jefferson City.  Fredrickson was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in her vehicle, Jasper J. Richmond, was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

Fugitives Arrested in Gravois Mills

Two Gravois Mills men have been arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Southern Missouri Fugitive Task Force at their home in the 400 block of Oakridge Lane. 33-year-old Joseph Lofland was arrested on a child neglect and non-support warrant from Buchanan County and was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Camden County Adult Detention Center and later released on bond.  32-year-old Nathaniel Lofland is a non-compliant sex offender who attempted to elude the Task Force by running into the woods. Officers were able to track him through the snow and apprehended him. He’s currently being held in the Morgan County Jail.

Camdenton Woman Killed in Jefferson City Crash

A Camdenton teenager is dead after a wrong way crash in Jefferson City.  Police say the crash happened Wednesday night on Highway 54 at Highway 179.  A pick up driven by 29-year old Dennis Leoporin of Columbia was going the wrong way on Highway 54 when it hit a car driven by 19-year old Chelsea Fredrickson.  She died at the scene.  A passenger in her vehicle was seriously injured and was taken by helicopter to a Columbia hospital.  Leoporin had moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital.  Police are continuing their investigation and say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. 

Drug Arrest in Miller County

A 24-year old Eldon man is arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop by the Missouri Highway Patrol.  The Patrol says the stop happened Wednesday night in Miller County.  A trooper found a synthetic cannabinoid and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle of Bryan Ford.  He was charged with possession of a synthetic cannabinoid and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Ford was taken to the Miller County Jail where he was being held on a 24 hour hold.