MoDOT will soon begin resurfacing work on Route 3 in Howard and Randolph Counties. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Project Manager Keith Killen:

Keith Killen

This project will add paved shoulders to roads in the area. “We picked out some of the minor roads that had a higher traffic volume, and we wanted to add the paved shoulders so that we could get a rumble on the edge line to warn motorists when the get close to the edge,” said Killen, “And the rumble strips have been proven to be very effective to prevent run-off-the-road crashes, and Route 3 was a good candidate for this.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in late September or early October.

“While we are out there, we will have the road shut down to one lane. And we will have flaggers, and there will be a pilot car that will direct traffic through, that vehicles will be able to follow through the work zone. So we just ask that motorists allow a little extra time. There will be some slight delays. And just drive a little slower as they go through the work zone.”

The project will cost MoDOT $1,716,380. The contractor is Chester Bross.

Press Release from the Missouri Department of Transportation

MACON – Within the next couple of weeks, motorists will begin to see signs going up along MO 3 in Howard and Randolph Counties for work that is going to be taking place in the near future. The project on MO 3 was awarded to Chester Bross in the amount of $1,716,380.41 and will include a thin lift overlay and surfacing of the shoulders from US 24 in Randolph County to MO 5/MO 240 in Howard County (17 miles). Traffic will be reduced to one lane at various locations along the project while work is being completed between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. A pilot car will be leading traffic through the work zone. Signs at the side roads will advise motorists to stop and wait for the pilot car. Drivers should only enter the roadway when the pilot car goes by in their intended travel direction. Delays should be expected, so please allow ample driving time to your destination. The contractor will begin at the southern portion of the project on September 9 and work north. They have 72 days to complete the Howard County portion and 48 days to complete Randolph County.

“Safety is our number one priority, and upon completion of this project, a smoother surface and paved shoulders will allow motorists to have a much more enjoyable and safer drive to their destination,” explained Jeff Gander, resident engineer on the project.

All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. 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 MoDOT’s customer service center at 1-888-275-6636.