November 14th could be opening day for the western portion of the 54 Expressway.
Osage Beach City Engineer Nick Edelman informed the board last night that barring any weather catastrophes MoDOT plans to open the new portion of the expressway on Monday the 14th or Tuesday the 15th.
Mayor Penny Lyons said after the meeting that traffic and commerce is now balanced on the eastern portion, a year after it opened.
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Some service road and tie-in work will continue on the western portion after it is opened.