Rural Road Resurfacing Projects Scheduled to Begin in Northeast Missouri

September 12, 2022

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, several roads in Macon, Linn, and Schuyler counties will be resurfaced this fall with work scheduled to begin next week, as early as September 12.

The $19.1 M contract, awarded to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. of Columbia, Missouri, includes several additional resurfacing projects below with all projects completed by June 30, 2023:

Macon/Linn County, Route J – from Missouri Route 139 in Linn County to U.S. Route 63 in Macon County (49.9 lane miles)

Macon County, Route JJ – from Aspen Street to Route J (6 lane miles)

Macon County, Route EE – From beginning of state maintenance to Missouri Route 3 (4.6 lane miles).

Macon County, Route HH – From Route J to Missouri Route 3 (13.7 lane miles).

Schuyler County, Route E – From U.S. Route 63 to Route A (19.1 lane miles).

Schuyler/Adair County, Route A – From U.S. Route 136 in Schuyler County to U.S. Route 63 in Adair County (42.5 lane miles).

Schuyler County, Route N – From Iowa state line to U.S. Route 136 (16 lane miles).

Routes included in this contract located in Macon and Linn counties are scheduled to begin in September with work on routes in Schuyler County to follow in October, weather permitting. Contractor crews will begin September 12 on Route J, starting at Missouri Route 129 near New Boston in Linn County, and progress east into Macon County. All roads within Macon County will be completed according to geographical location and accessibility as work progresses to the east to increase efficiency of operations.

Signs will be in place to alert motorists, as schedule changes occur. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the day at the location where crews are actively working for the duration of the project. Flaggers and a pilot car will direct motorists through the work zone. Workers will be present during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project.

For the safety of the crews and the traveling public, we would like to remind drivers to be attentive in work zones and put down your cell phones to eliminate distractions. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.

Three additional roads are also included in this bundle but will not be completed until Spring 2023. That schedule of work has not yet been determined. Those routes are:

Adair County, Route K – From Missouri Route 6 to Missouri Route 11 (17.3 lane miles).

Adair County, Route J – From Route A to Missouri Route 6 (27.2 lane miles).

Scotland/Schuyler County, Route T – From Route A in Schuyler County to Missouri Route 15 in Scotland County (20.6 lane miles).
These projects are part of Gov. Parson’s Rural Road program. The state’s approved Fiscal Year 2023 budget provided an additional $100 million in General Revenue for work on Missouri’s low volume rural roads. Using asset management data, MoDOT has identified approximately 1700 lane miles of low volume roads ranked in Poor Condition. By next summer, these 113 locations will receive resurfacing treatments of hot mix asphalt to improve the road conditions.

With an increased number of highway work zones in Missouri, it is super important all drivers pay attention every second while driving, especially through a work zone. Be informed of your route by checking the MoDOT Traveler Information Map before you leave to see if you will encounter any work zones. You can also subscribe to counties, various routes or even projects online at Customer Service Signon ( Be sure you and all your passengers are buckled up, and please put the phone down while driving.