(Updated August 10, 2017)
City buys another property for airport expansion
CAMDENTON – Another property has been acquired by the city in the ongoing effort
to expand the runway at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport.
The current runway is listed at 4,000 feet in length and the goal is to extend it to 5,000.
There are only three more properties to be purchased by the city and according to City Administrator Jeff Hancock, one of those should be coming to the board for approval at the next Board of Aldermen meeting and all the necessary properties should be in hand by the end of the year.
The recent purchase from Anteater Industries cost $300,000. The money for the land acquisitions in Non-Primary Entitlement funds from the FAA.
The city has to pay the funds up front but will be reimbursed by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the FAA at 90 percent.
That means the city is only paying 10 percent of the purchase price.
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CAMDEN COUNTY – An afternoon fire has caused significant
damage to a home on Route V.
Route D bridge opening delayed
CAMDEN COUNTY – Frustrated drivers anxiously awaiting the re-opening of
Route D will have to remain frustrated a while longer due to work not
passing inspection by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).
Speed limit lowered on Route A
CAMDEN COUNTY – Drivers that have a heavy foot need to be aware that the
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is lowering the speed
limit on a section of Route A near Highway 54.
MoDOT said “in an effort to increase safety on Camden County Route A near Linn Creek, the speed limit will be lowered from 55 mph to 45 mph on Route A from U.S. Route 54 to Midway Road.”
The new speed limit will take effect when permanent signs are posted on Wednesday, August 16. Message boards have been placed at both ends of the route to inform motorists of the speed limit reduction. Traffic officials with MoDOT conducted a speed study for the location at the request of a concerned citizen.
MoDOT considers the area’s crash history, current vehicle speeds, pedestrian and bicycle activity, presence of parking, and roadway alignment when making speed-limit changes.
“We believe that the lower speed limit will make traveling on this stretch of Route A Road safer for motorists,” said MoDOT Senior Traffic Studies Specialist Ericka Ross.
For more information, visit www.modot.org/central or call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).
Osage Beach extends time period for airport work
OSAGE BEACH – The city is also addressing airport work at
both of its airports with motions to extend the time period for specified work
to be done.
Last week the Board of Aldermen agreed to two separate bills, Amendment Number One and Amendment Number Two on two State Block Agreements for airport projects.
In the first bill, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) requested the amendment for the Southwest Apron Reconstruction Project at the Lee C. Fine Airport.
“This Amendment will extend the project time period to November 30, 2017. This extension was asked for by MoDOT to allow time for possible warranty work that could be performed by the contractors, Airport Manager Ty Dinsdale said in his report. “This is a 90/10 MoDOT Aviation Grant Project. The original agreement was entered into on June 9, 2016.”
The project was agreed upon for the price of $267,469 in June of 2016.
The second project involves tree removal and MoDOT also wants to extend this project until November 30, 2017.
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