It’s a sign of progress as a small Ozarks town gets ready for a big new neighbor. Drivers in Mt. Vernon should expect a new traffic signal to be activated Monday at Business Loop 44 (Mt. Vernon Boulevard) and Route 39.

Drivers will initially experience the new signal in a flashing mode: red for traffic on Route 39 and yellow for Business Loop 44. It will be switched to full operation the week of August 25.

Walmart requested and paid for the new signal as part of the construction of a new Walmart SuperCenter at that intersection. The company has begun work to hire 130 full and part-time employees for the new store which opens this fall.
Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.