MoDOT’s repairs to I-35 in Daviess County have reached a lull. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Resident Engineer James Gillespie:
MoDOT encountered more repairs than originally anticipated. The contractor has left the job for a couple of months. “They’re planning on coming back in around the first of September, and from that point forward they’ll get the job completed hopefully by the first week in November,” said Gillespie.
MoDOT first estimated the amount of repairs required for the project. “And then once we were out there, measuring those repairs out, when you can actually stand over them and get good dimensions, you start getting a better handle on the quantities. And the quantity just increased a little bit higher than what we had originally estimated. So it’s really not a change in the scope of the work,” said Gillespie.
In order to keep their work flowing efficiently, it was best the contractor leave for a short amount of time, then return to complete the work. They hope to finish the first week in November.
MoDOT is currently still close to the original budget 0f $1.8 million. The work being done is pavement repairs that will leave the roadway smooth and uniform in appearance.