Work is underway on safety improvements around the US 61/Ralls County Route A intersection.
MODOT officials say rumble strips are in place on Route A. Striping on US-61 has been repainted and new, white stop bars will be painted at the Route A stop signs. Crews have also trimmed trees and brush along northbound 61 just south of the intersection. Additional improvements are planned including enhancement of stop signs with flashers on Route A and repositioning signs on 61 to improve visibility.

Plans are in the works to get the median u-turn and offset turn lanes built. The median u-turn will eliminate the crossover and eliminate the crossover at Kings Road and 5th street.

A public meeting is planned at a later date to share information on the median u-turn design.