MoDot - Road Work Ahead 16:9

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Holt County U.S. Route 59 at the bridge over Interstate 29, north of Craig, is narrowed to one lane for pavement repairs due to a pavement blow-up. Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation began repairs today. Work may extend into tomorrow, Friday, June 23.

Motorists will be guided through the work zones by flaggers. The speed limit through the work zone is reduced to 35 mph around-the-clock until the work is completed

A pavement blow-up occurs when the roadway surface expands at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in. The crack weakens the pavement, and the heat causes the pavement to buckle and warp.

All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at traveler.modot.org.

While at modot.org, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.