Branson Aldermen Gives Initial Approval for Traffic Signal Upgrade

by: Scott McCaulley

Initial Approval is given to allow the city of Branson to join with the Missouri Department of Transportation in improving and coordinating the traffic signals in the city.

The city and MODOT applied for a grant in 2017 to the Federal Highway Administration for funding to put in a system to coordinate traffic signals in the city and area MODOT Signals to better coordinate traffic flow as well as provide a better system of controlling and detecting problems with the signals in the area.

The system will also help both the city and MODOT with Traffic Studies to analyze patterns in the region.

The Signals coordinated will be along Highway 76 from Indian Point Road all the way to Business 65 in Downtown Branson plus signals on Branson Landing Blvd., Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, and Highway 248 among others.

The total cost of the project is $418, 500 with the grant paying for around  $335,000 of the cost with the city and MODOT splitting the rest of the costs coming out to around $42,000 each.

Implementation of the system will being in the fall with the system to be fully installed in 2020.

Click below for complete discussion on the grant.