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Roadwork To Affect Traffic In Benton, Hickory And Dallas Counties

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Motorists in parts of Benton, Hickory and Dallas counties are being given a heads  up about resurfacing work and, likely, delays to start during the week of the 27th.

Included in the work is Route-VV between Missouri-7 to about  one mile south of Benton County-AA, and Benton County  Route-AA between U.S.-65 and Route-7 north of Cross Timbers in Hickory County.

Several areas in Dallas County along routes U, double-Y, E and T will also be getting resurfaced.

The overall project is part of Governor Parson’s Rural Road Program and included in the state’s approved Fiscal Year 2023 budget.

There was no timetable given for those areas to be finished.

 

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Drivers can expect lane closures and occasional traffic delays on various routes in Benton, Hickory and Dallas counties for a resurfacing project beginning the week of February 27, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

This project is part of Gov. Parson’s Rural Road program. The state’s approved Fiscal Year 2023 budget provided an additional $100 million in General Revenue for work on Missouri’s low volume rural roads. Using asset management data, MoDOT has identified approximately 1,700 lane miles of low volume roads ranked in Poor Condition.  By next summer, these 113 locations will receive resurfacing treatments of hot mix asphalt to improve the road conditions.

This is the work being done on this project:

  • Benton/Hickory County Route VV between Missouri Route 7 to a point approximately one mile south of Benton County Route AA in Hickory County north of Cross Timbers
  • Benton County Route AA between U.S. Route 65 and Missouri Route 7 north of Cross Timbers
  • Dallas County Route U between Dallas County Route D and Missouri Route 64 east of Urbana
  • Dallas County Route YY between Dallas County Route T east to the end of state maintenance east of Urbana
  • Dallas County Route E between Missouri Route 73 east to the end of state maintenance east of Urbana
  • Dallas County Route T between Dallas County Route E and Missouri Route 64 east of Urbana

Contractor crews will add an overlay of new asphalt and permanent striping to the above routes.

Traffic impacts:

  • Traffic reduced to one lane where contractor crews are laying asphalt
  • Drivers will encounter flaggers and pilot cars where crews are working. Drivers should wait for the pilot vehicle before proceeding through the work zone or before entering the work zone from a side road.
  • Vehicles parked along these routes should be removed to allow the contractor to remove and replace the asphalt surface
  • Work will be done during daytime hours; all lanes open to traffic at night
  • No signed detour
  • Drivers should find alternate routes
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zones
  • Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

Drivers are urged to use caution as they may experience a rough ride in areas until the resurfacing project is complete.

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Reporter Mike Anthony