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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • $3.8M project scheduled to begin May 28 on U.S. 36

  • Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 28, on a project on eastbound U.S. Highway 36 in Buchanan and DeKalb counties, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
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  • Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 28, on a project on eastbound U.S. Highway 36 in Buchanan and DeKalb counties, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
    A contract for $3,871,408.17 was awarded to Herzog Contracting Corp. to resurface approximately 10.6 miles of the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 36. The project begins in Buchanan County, east of Route AC and continues into DeKalb County, ending east of Route 31 north.
    Motorists should expect single lane closures in one to two mile stretches with one lane of eastbound U.S. Highway 36 remaining open throughout the duration of the project. The project will also include work in some of the crossover areas along this section of U.S. Highway 36.
    Wide load vehicles and agricultural equipment will be restricted during the project — the maximum permitted width of any vehicle through the work zone will be 16 feet.
    “It’s important that wide load vehicles do not attempt to go through the work zone,” said Michael Rinehart, MoDOT area engineer. “Doing so may cause the project to be delayed and could result in damages and fines.”
    Contractors will repair portions of the concrete in preparation of the resurfacing treatment. The concrete repairs may take three to four weeks. The resurfacing portion of the project will begin in mid-July. The contractor anticipates the work continuing until at least mid-September. All residents throughout the work zone will retain access to their property during the project.
    All work is weather permitting. MoDOT apologizes for any inconvenience that this necessary work may cause. MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up and drive safely through work zones to ensure everyone can Arrive Alive.

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