New London's dangerous and sometimes deadly intersection is now permanently closed.

The cross over at the intersection of Route A and Highway 61 has been the scene of horrific accidents over the years. The Missouri Department of Transportation has studied the traffic patterns there and decided the best option for increased safety was to close the intersection for good.

According to MoDOT, drivers going north or south on Highway 61 will still be able to turn onto Route A. However, if you're driving on Route A itself, you cannot cross Highway 61. You'll have to use the access road.

MoDOT is also working on safety improvements to the Highway 61 and 24 interchange near Taylor, MO. That work should be done by the end of the summer.