Reduction, Closure Needed on Old 24

| November 11, 2013
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About a year into the construction of the waste water treatment plant including work on and closure of Old Highway 24, there is still work to be done. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Inspector of New Construction for the Town of Carrollton, Ronald Lyon.

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Ron Lyon says even though there have been necessary modifications to the project, it is still on schedule.

“We have spent approximately sixty-eight percent of the time allotted by the contract. We have paid out sixty-five percent of the funds in the contract, so that means sixty-five percent of the work is done and we’ve used sixty-eight percent of the time so I’d say we’re really close to right on schedule,” Lyon said.

“There is going to have to be a lot of coordination on the final cut in of the plant,” he added.

The pouring of concrete Monday has reduced Old 24 to one lane and work to resurface Old Highway 24 will require a short-term shutdown of the highway during the week of November 18th.

“We will have to close for two days maximum…to resurface. We hope it will be a one day thing, but I say two days in case it lasts a little longer than scheduled,” Lyon explained. “On Monday (Nov. 11th) we will have single lane traffic through there, it will be flagged, because we’re pouring concrete, joining the highway and the trucks will have to sit on the road” he added.

May 3rd, 2014 is the target date to complete the project, but will probably take longer due to modifications needed following changes to rules by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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