Missouri Avenue to undergo repairs

By Mike Bowers
Managing editor

A major Fort Leonard Wood road improvement project will affect traffic on Missouri Avenue, beginning next month.

The three-phase project, along the avenue from the Main (North) Gate to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, is tentatively scheduled from June to  October.

When the multi-million dollar project is complete, the post’s main thoroughfare will have a new asphalt surface, new curb and water-drainage gutters and improvements to the intersection of Pulaski and Missouri avenues.

“We realize this work will be an inconvenience to motorists, but the end result will be better driving conditions due to improvements in the drainage, better traffic flow and an overall smoother drive,” said Gary Roberts, chief of the Engineering Design Branch, Directorate of Public Works.

Every attempt will be made to have the contractors keep multiple lanes open during the morning…     Read More...