In November of 1932, it was reported there would be $2,000,000 allotted for road construction in N.W. Missouri. Highway 13 was on the agenda and would be constructed through Daviess County. It was estimated if the project was finalized, construction would start immediately and would require a lot of workers and would probably use every man now on the roster of unemployed in the county three months prior.
Being the policy of the highway department, local labor with dependents would get the first call on the road work. If the right-of- way could be cleared up the state would build Highway 13 from Hamilton in Caldwell County entirely across Daviess County through Gallatin to Bethany in Harrison County. Between Gallatin and the Harrison county line the route would be constructed with traffic relief funds and the balance of the way with farm-to-market road funds. The surface was to be gravel. The highway building fund for Missouri was ear marked at $32,000,000, and included in this amount would be approximately $500,000 in Daviess County.
1. Construction of a concrete pavement 4.4 miles long aside the present nine foot pavement on Route 6 between Gallatin and Jamesport at an estimated cost of $78,000.
2. Construct an oil mat surface, five miles long on Route 6, from Gallatin east, at an estimated cost of $5,000.
3. Grade and surface with gravel 15.3 miles on Route 13 from Gallatin north to Harrison County line at an estimated cost of $180,000.
4. Grade and surface with gravel 10 miles from Gallatin south to Caldwell County line at an estimated cost of $160,000.
Gallatin Democrat 11/29/32, 12/13/32, 1/3/33, 12/11/33
Researched by Wilbur Bush