Contract Awarded for I-70 Work

| October 4, 2012
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A bid for resurfacing about twelve miles of I-70 in Cooper County has been accepted by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.  Also included in the approximately $3,800,000 contract is resurfacing of the entrance and exit ramps at Route 5 and the parking lot of the eastbound I-70 welcome center.  They hope to do all work during nighttime hours.

Press Release from the Missouri Department of Transportation

COOPER COUNTY – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded a construction contract to resurface a portion of Interstate 70 in Cooper County.

Approximately 12 miles of eastbound I-70 will be resurfaced between the Lamine River and Route 87 near Boonville. The contract also includes resurfacing the eastbound exit and entrance ramps at Route 5 and the parking lot of the eastbound I-70 welcome center. All work will take place during nighttime hours.

Chester Bross Construction Company/C.B. Equipment, Inc. of Hannibal, Mo. was awarded the contract to complete the work after submitting the low bid of $3,869,134.28. The work will be done during the 2013 construction season.

“Motorists should expect lane closures between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., which may result in minor traffic delays,” said MoDOT Transportation Project Manager Mike Dusenberg. “We encourage motorists to follow posted signing and drive safely through the work areas.”

For more information about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or log onto

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