August 12, 2010

Chip Sealing Scheduled on Highway 136 Next Week †

HANNIBAL - Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will chip seal the following routes on the dates indicated. Traffic will be reduced to one lane between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. with a pilot car leading traffic through the work zone.

August 16 - Route J in Marion/Shelby Counties from Route D in Marion County west to Route 15 in Shelby County.

August 17 and 18 - Route 156 in Knox/Lewis Counties from Route 6 west to the Macon County line.

August 19 thru 25 - Route 136 in Clark/Scotland/ Schuyler Counties from Route 61 at Alexandria west to Route A in Downing.

Chip sealing is a preventative maintenance which consists of placing a thin overlay of chips and oil on the roadway to seal and protect the pavement and extend the pavement life. The roadway can be driven on soon after applied, however motorists are encouraged to drive slowly on the newly sealed road or use alternate routes if possible. Within a few weeks, MoDOT will stripe the road.

All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map on the day it begins. Those traveling and the commuting public are encouraged to check the online map at www.modot.org daily for new work zones. Drivers are also invited to rate MoDOT work zones online at modot.org. MoDOT also offers e-update messages sent directly to your email when roadwork is scheduled. Sign up online or call MoDOTís customer service center at 1-888-275-6636.

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