July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021

The start date for the work below has been changed. See the most up-to-date information below in bold. All other information remains the same. Thank you!

MACON – Weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 2, crews will begin work on a seal coat project on Randolph County Route B. The project goes from U.S. Route 63 near Clark to Missouri Route 3 near Roanoke in Howard County, the total length of improvement being 18.278 miles.

Capital Paving and Construction, LLC, of Columbia, Missouri, was awarded the project for $314,518.

“Applying liquid asphalt helps seal off any cracks that may be in the road, and then crews apply small aggregate rock,” said Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Brian Untiedt. “This helps extend the life of the roadway,” he added.

A seal coat can be accomplished without closing a road; however, it is extremely important drivers significantly reduce their speed during and immediately after the operation. Excess rock is swept away by crews shortly after the operation is complete. Typically, within a few days, the rock has either been embedded into the oil or removed from the surface. The purpose of this operation is to keep a road in its same condition by infusing it with oil.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone while the work is completed. Crews will begin setting signs to let motorists know of the upcoming work.