BENTON -- Scott County commissioners have adopted an ordinance which standardizes and mandates addressing within the county.
The addressing ordinance was made official during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday.
It goes into effect July 1, according to Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn.
The ordinance was adopted to require proper addressing so emergency personnel can easily and rapidly locate homes and businesses in the event of an emergency, he explained.
"It's for their own safety," Ziegenhorn said.
The ordinance includes a naming system for roads within the county, a consistent numbering system, and requires appropriate posting of addresses.
In other business Tuesday, commissioners met with officials from the Missouri Department of Transportation to further discuss the Ramsey Creek project at Scott City which will connect that city with the outer road which extends south from Route AB/Nash Road along the eastern side of Interstate 55.
The project is intended to reduce traffic congestion at the I-55/Highway 61 interchange in Scott City and will require the construction of a bridge over the Ramsey Creek.