The Branson Planning & Zoning Comission approved a special use permit for the planning of construction of a new Casey’s convenience store on the corner of Missouri 248 and Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. The Casey’s will have 16 fuel bays and will be 4,350 sq. feet. The estimated cost $1.9 million. For more information, visit http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_story/article_6d6470f8-02e6-11e4-aca2-0019bb2963f4.html.
Construction will begin July 21 to straighten out a sharply curved area of the road near Silver Dollar City. The project’s goal is to “relocate a section of Missouri 76 between Missouri 465 (Ozark Mountain High Road) and Missouri 265 west of Branson. Drivers should expect lane closures and short-term traffic stops during the time of construction. For more information, visit http://www.ky3.com/news/local/construction-starts-soon-to-remove-sharp-curve-near-silver-dollar-city/21048998_26887480.