A meeting on proposed safety improvements along Route 54 drew a larger than expected crowd last night at the Osage Beach City Hall. Several people turned out to get a first-hand look at the plans to install several J-Turns along a stretch from Cecil Street in Camdenton to Route KK in Osage Beach. MoDot project manager Troy Hughes says the reaction from most people was reserved.
Hughes cited a five-year study of traffic safety concerns as the motivator for the upgrades. If the project progresses as planned, it should be completed by Memorial Day of 2019.