Beginning the week of Sept. 16, MoDOT and its contractor, Blevins Asphalt Construction Company of Mount Vernon, began sealing almost 17 miles of Hwy. 79 from the Pike County line five miles south of Annada to Hwy. 47 near Winfield. The project will consist of placing a thin coat of oil and chips on the roadway to seal and protect the pavement and extend the pavement life.
The contractor will work during the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone with flaggers and pilot cars controlling traffic. Please allow ample driving time to your destination, delays should be expected, and motorists are urged to use alternate routes during these times. Construction equipment will be entering and exiting the work zone. Please use extra caution if you must travel through the work zone area. All lanes will be open to traffic at the end of each workday. The project is expected to take up to four days to complete.
All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. Those traveling and commuting public are encouraged to check the online map at http://modot.org daily for new work zones. MoDOT also offers e-update messages sent directly to email when roadwork is scheduled.
For more information contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636).