Eldon Board of Aldermen Meet Tonight

The Eldon Board of Aldermen will discuss two bills during their meeting on Tuesday night.  One of those would add two sections related to nuisance violations to the municipal city code.  The other bill would amend the city code as it pertains to sewer service charges.  The Eldon Board of Aldermen Meeting will be held Tuesday night at the Public Works Building on Highway Y.  The meeting will start at 6:00.

School Bus Inspection Results Released by Highway Patrol

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the results of its 2013 school bus inspections. Almost 12,000 buses were inspected between February and April.   A total of 256 districts earned the distinction of Total Fleet Excellence, which is awarded for an approval rating of 90 percent or higher with no buses placed out-of-service.  In the Lake area, the Camdenton R-III,  Morgan County R-II , Macks Creek R-V, and School of the Osage districts earned that distinction, receiving a 100 percent approval rate for all of their buses.  25 percent of the 30 buses in the Eldon R-I school district  failed initial inspection, and three were taken out of service.   Four of the Climax Springs R-IV district’s 12 buses did not pass.  Statewide, 88 percent of all buses inspected passed.  239 buses were deemed unsafe and taken out-of-service. 

Lake Area Road Work — Week of June 10th

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. The entire project is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.

Route TT between Route 5 and Route MM – Roadside maintenance will take place Monday through Thursday, June 13th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route MM between Route TT and the toll bridge – Roadside maintenance will take place Monday,  through Thursday.  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 by the end of the month.

Business Route 54 in Eldon – Roadway maintenance will take place Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 13th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Business Route 54 in Lake Ozark – Roadway maintenance will take place Monday, June 10th, through Thursday, June 20th. 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 Monday and Tuesday.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

 

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 continues. One lane of each bridge will be open, and temporary traffic signals will move traffic through the work area. The entire project is scheduled for completion this fall.

Lake Race Traffic Was Not Really an Issue for LOPD

Lake Race 2013 is in the books. After a very successful weekend, Lake Ozarks Police Chief Mark Maples sat down and evaluated how the traffic as well as the reports looked for the inaugural event.

LOPD Chief Mark Maples

Mark says that overall there were not that many issues that occurred with the public or the traffic routing, only a few hiccups here and there:

Mark Maples on hiccups

Mark says that once they had an idea of how Friday was, they were set for the rest of the weekend:

Mark Maples on the overall picture

This was the first time in history where spectators where allowed to watch boat racing from the Dam while it was closed to vehicle traffic.

St. Louis Man Injured in PWC Collision

One man was hurt when two PWCs collided on the Lake of the Ozarks Saturday. 42-year-old Reed Alfonzo of St. Louis was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital.  The Water Patrol says Alfonzo was making a sharp left turn when jetski collided with another PWC driven by 32-year-old Andre Horton of St. Louis.  Horton wasn’t hurt.  The accident happened at the 2 mile marker on the Grand Glaize Arm.

Lake Race 2013 Road Closures

Bagnell Dam Boulevard in Lake Ozark will remain closed to all vehicle traffic between Station Drive and Valley Road until Sunday evening, for Lake Race 2013.  The street will reopen at about 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, according to Lake Ozark Police Chief Mark Maples, depending on how long it takes for race teams to clear the area.  Barricades went up on Friday morning.

Bagnell Dam will be closed for vehicle traffic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Traffic will be re-routed to Highway 54 and then to Route 242.

During non-race time, Chief Maples says the LOPD will work at maintaining traffic flow to the best of its ability.  Motorists should expect delays traveling in and around the event area.

Fatal Crash in Miller County

One person was killed in a crash on Highway 17, just south of Route K in Miller County.  24-year-old Ryan Lekey of Dixon died when his SUV went off the road on a curve, hit a tree and overturned Thursday night.  According to the Highway Patrol, Lekey wasn’t wearing a seat belt.