Roadwork this week will cause minor delays in both Benton and Laclede Counties.

Officials with MODOT say pavement sealing will begin this morning on Route 7 between Warsaw and Tightwad.

Contractors will remove 11 miles of the current road surface between Lake of the Ozarks and Route PP, before laying down the new roadway.

That project is expected to have one lane open with crews flagging traffic and should be completed by October 9th.

Another project underway includes the resurfacing of Route OO between Bennet Spring and Highway 32.

That project is expected to take a week to complete and should smooth out the roadway for travelers.

 

Pavement Sealing Work Planned for Missouri Route 7 in Benton/Henry Counties Sept. 28-Oct. 9

 

Benton/Henry Counties – Drivers should expect one lane traffic, flaggers and pilot cars where contractor crews are sealing Missouri Route 7 with a mixture of rock and oil between Warsaw and Tightwad between September 28 and October 9, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Contractor crews will remove 11 miles of the current driving surface on Route 7 between the Osage River at Warsaw and Henry County Route PP in Tightwad, replacing it with a new surface with improved texture.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Missouri Route 7 traffic reduced to one lane where contractor crews are working
  • Drivers are urged to use caution and reduce their speed when traveling over recently-sealed sections of highways
  • No signed detours
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers to the work zone
  • Drivers are urged to look for alternate routes

Drivers traveling Route 7 will encounter flaggers and pilot cars directing them through the work zone. Drivers should wait for the pilot vehicle before proceeding through the work zone or before entering the work zone from a side road.

Weather and/or scheduling delays will alter the work schedule.

A chip-seal is not an alternative to an asphalt overlay but is being used here as an economical way to maintain and preserve the roadway. The treatments keep a road from deteriorating and will extend its life.

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