Four road names recommended to the Sullivan Co. Commission for the East Locust Creek Reservoir – NEMOnews Media Group



North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission press release

MILAN, MO: At the November 8, 2021 meeting of the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission (NCMRWC), the Commissioners addressed the issue of adopting a “naming convention” that will guide the naming of approximately 113 features at or near the ELCR east of Locust Creek Reservoir. Features include, but are not limited to; roads, bridges, branches, inlets, points, the marina, launching areas, shelters, fishing areas and recreation areas.

A naming convention is adopted by planners and other entities to: 1) create an identity or brand, 2) help orientate, 3) market visitors and raise funds, 4) differentiate the destination from others . A naming convention can also influence architectural design, aesthetic features, signage, and choice of materials.

Due to the success of securing a $ 22.4 million BUILD grant (activated by Senator Blunt and Congressman Graves) that will pay for 8 miles of paved road, 17 miles of upgraded gravel roads and four bridges, it became necessary to consider “renaming” or naming four roads. As a condition of the grant, Sullivan County will take over part of the N Freeway (which will be cut in half by the reservoir) to the Y / N Freeway and the VV Freeway and terminate at the B Freeway. In addition, a new road will be built behind the dam connecting the current Mayapple Road and terminating at the N Freeway. It was therefore necessary for the Sullivan County Commission to review the names. The NCMRWC asked the county commission if they would allow the commission to make recommendations in the context of an ELCR naming convention and they agreed.

The Commission received a recommendation from the project team for the naming convention and shared with them the alternatives that were considered and the rationale for its recommendation that the guiding principle for the naming of characteristics would be linked to ‘the’ heritage and heritage ”, that is to say the heritage and heritage of the area. Sullivan County citizens and landowners have allowed the

ELCR, sometimes, sacrificing for the greater good that will benefit generations to come. In addition, federal and state officials worked tirelessly and with great determination to make the three-decade enterprise a reality. The commissioners believed that these people should be commemorated and commemorated in one way or another.

The preamble to the resolution adopting the naming convention reads as follows:

East Locust Creek Reservoir is dedicated to the hardworking and visionary people of the North Central Missouri, Sullivan County Regional Water Commission, federal and state officials, elected leaders and the project that have worked for decades to make the dream of a regional water supply a reality. Their indefatigable commitment, determination and indomitable perseverance are representative of the legacy and legacy of the American spirit that endures. The East Locust Creek Reservoir is a monument to those of yesterday and today.

Recommendation to the Sullivan County Commission:

From the south on Highway 5:

• The existing Mayapple Road off of Highway 5, which will be connected to a newly constructed road connecting Highway B to the east, will be named “Legacy Byway”. This is the replacement road for the N motorway which will be cut in two by the ELCR.

• The current N motorway which crosses Boynton and will be cut in two by the ELCR; the western part of the N freeway be named “Boynton Road”.

• The eastern part of the N highway connected to the Y highway be called “Red Pump Road”.

• A new road to be constructed, currently known as the Mid-Lake Crossing and connects to the VV to B freeway to the east, will be named “Heritage Byway”.

The southernmost route and the northernmost route are believed to begin to introduce visitors to the notion of preserving the heritage of the region and the legacy of those who worked to make ELCR a reality.


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