Shinn Lane Roundabout Open West of Hannibal
Drivers no longer have to detour onto Forrest Drive or Emergency Drive when accessing medical facilities west of Hannibal. The Shinn Lane Roundabout opened late Friday afternoon. I spoke with an employee at the Abel’s Shell on Shinn Lane, who said as of 6 p.m. Friday, drivers seemed to be navigating the roundabout fairly well.
Construction of the roundabout necessitated the closure in May of a portion of Shinn Lane in front of Hospital Drive. The Shinn Lane Roundabout cost the City around $1.6 million, minus a $332,000 MoDOT grant.
An estimated 2,000 people commute to work in the area, which includes the medical campus, college, hotels, and other businesses.