by Dianne Rarick
Construction of the Wal-Mart Supercenter, at Highway 160 and Aldersgate, is "way ahead of schedule," according to Brian Bingle, planning and development manager for the city of Nixa.
Bingle said that the general contractor will turn the building over to Wal-Mart in the first part of December, and after five weeks of stocking, the 151,980-square-foot store will open in January 1999. Bingle estimates that sales tax revenues from the new Wal-Mart will add "approximately $250,000 in additional revenue per year for the city of Nixa."
A new traffic signal at the intersection will be constructed to accommodate north and south left-turns, with stacking lanes 250 feet in length. The signal will provide easy access to Wal-Mart on the east side of Highway 160 and a growing industrial park on the west, Bingle said.
Highway 14 construction completed
The widening of State Highway 14 through Nixa, east of State Highway 160, will be complete Oct. 15. West of Highway 160, traffic lights were added at Gregg Road and Highway M. There are now three lanes on Highway 14 from Highway M to Main Street in Nixa.
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