Culvert repair to close Route DD in Knob Noster

Democrat Staff

KNOB NOSTER — Crews will close the state Route DD just west of Shawnee Campground Road outside the Whiteman Air Force Base beginning Monday to replace a culvert, and expect to reopen the road early August. All work is weather dependent.

A signed state detour will be in place and will send traffic approximately 10 miles along Route 50, Route 13, and Route 23. An estimated 5,000 motorists travel this route daily.

The Missouri Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert and use caution when driving through work zones. Follow the posted speed limits, and take turns merging every other car, like a zipper, where lanes are closed. Always wear safety belts and be alert for slowed traffic, narrowed lanes or a reduced number of lanes.

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Democrat Staff

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