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C-T 03 26 18

A resurfacing project through Mercer, Grundy, Livingston and Carroll counties is scheduled to begin today. Contractor crews from Vance Brothers, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will resurface approximately 83 miles of U.S. Route 65 between the Iowa border and the Missouri River as well as a small portion of Route 6 near Trenton. The weather forecast for this week could postpone the start of the work, but contractors will move in as soon as weather allows.

C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley

For the first part of the project, they will spend approximately two weeks making preliminary pavement repairs between Chillicothe and the Missouri River, according to MoDOT spokesperson Marcia Johnson. Then, around May 14, they will spend approximately one week making repairs between Chillicothe and the Iowa state line. Traffic may be reduced to one lane around the area where repairs are being made. Some lane closures could remain in place overnight in some locations.

Crews plan to work during daylight hours Monday through Saturday. Traffic control will be in place alerting motorists of the work. All work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled.

MoDOT encourages travelers to slow down, especially in work zones, as there will be large equipment and workers near the driving lanes.

UPDATE JUNE 28, 2018: Motorists traveling U.S. Highway 65 north of Chillicothe encountered delays Wednesday while the contractor for the 83-mile resurfacing project worked in the area. The contractor, Vance Brothers, is in the final stages of the project near Chillicothe and was applying a micro-surfacing material to fill ruts and provide a new, smooth driving surface. The resurfacing work is to continue throughout the week also in Grundy and Carroll counties. A pilot car was used to escort vehicles through the areas where traffic was reduced to one lane. The Highway 65 resurfacing project extends from the Iowa border to just north of the Missouri River.

C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley and Claire Ripley 06 28 18 CT

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