Gordonville Road at Independence to Close Through November 2016 for Roundabout Project

In preparation for a new roundabout to improve traffic flow at the busy Independence/Gordonville/Rodney intersection, contractors will close Gordonville Road from Independence Street south to Edgewood Drive on Aug. 1. That section will remain closed through part of the roundabout project work and is expected to reopen to motorists in November 2016 (weather permitting). Residents along the affected stretch of Gordonville will be able to access their homes from the south.
The $741,000 project will be partly funded by the Transportation Trust Fund, as approved by voters in 2010. The Small Urban Surface Transportation Program, a federal grant, will cover 80 percent of the cost.
The intersection at Independence and East Rodney will remain open during the busy SEMO District Fair Sept. 9 -17. Once the intersection closes (approximately Sept. 19), it will remain closed for a maximum of 60 days. Once complete, officials estimate that the roundabout intersection’s traffic will be about 15,000 vehicles per day, with the potential to accommodate up to 25,000 vehicles per day.


  1. The roundabout idea in the middle of all the traffic that is routinely there is nothing but plain stupidity. This needs a stoplight plain and simple.

    • Hi, Dave. Thanks for commenting. Roundabouts are preferable to four-way stops and traffic lights because of the ability to continuously flow the traffic through the intersection, making them more efficient for drivers. Traffic lights still cause drivers to have to delay when waiting for lights to change, just like waiting a long time in peak traffic to make it through a four-way stop. Traffic lights also increase severity of accidents. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Development Services at 573-339-6327.

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