Fairlawn Ave./ Elk/ Garrison Ave. roundabout opens in Carthage, MoDOT update on five-point intersection

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FIRST FEW VEHICLES ROLLING THROUGH THE NEW ROUNDABOUT AUGUST 6, 2021

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Fairlawn Ave./Elk/Garrison Ave. roundabout is opening in Carthage. It has been under construction for about a year. As part of a $4.5 million construction plans that brings new sidewalks, curbing, and bringing together of five roads.

According to National Highway Safety Council a traffic signal intersection compared to a roundabout reduces severe crashes by 78%.

  • MoDOT PROJECT FACTS:
  • Install roundabout at five-way intersection of Fairlawn Ave., Elk St., & Garrison Ave. to improve safety and traffic flow
  • Project is a 50/50 cost-share with the City of Carthage
  • Part of City of Carthage project to improve Garrison Ave. south of the intersection
  • Approximately 9,600 vehicles per day use the intersection – 9% is truck traffic
  • Built in combination with a resurfacing/sidewalk project between Fairview Ave. & I-49

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