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Pavement sealing in five SW Missouri counties begins Aug. 3

State routes in five (5) southwest Missouri counties are scheduled to be sealed with a mixture of rock and oil beginning the week of August 3, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Here’s a look at the locations:

  • Barton County – U.S. Route 160 from the Missouri/Kansas state line east to I-49 (17.5 miles)
  • Jasper County – Route E from near Missouri Route 571 east to Missouri Route 37 (9 miles)
  • Jasper County – Route V from I-49 south to Missouri Route 96 (2 miles)
  • McDonald County – Missouri Route 43 from Route DD south to Route B (5 miles)
  • Barry County – Route F from Missouri Route 112 east to Missouri Route 86 (5 miles)
  • Barry County – Missouri Route 112 from Route F north to Missouri Route 86 (5.5 miles)
  • Newton/Barry counties – Missouri Route 86 from U.S. Route 60 near Neosho to Missouri Route 76 south of Wheaton (24.5 miles)

Drivers also can expect flaggers and pilot cars directing them through the work zone. Drivers should wait for the pilot vehicle before proceeding through the work zone or before entering the work zone from a side road.

Signs and message boards will alert drivers to the work zone.

Weather and/or scheduling delays will alter the work schedule.

A chip-seal is not an alternative to an asphalt overlay, but is planned for these roads as an economical way to maintain and preserve the roadway. The treatments keep a road from deteriorating and will extend its life.

Project information:

  • Contractor: Hutchens Construction, Cassville
  • Total cost: $1.6 million
  • Completion date: September 1, 2020
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