Sat. Dec 9th, 2023
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.
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:
Contractor crews will add an overlay of new asphalt and permanent striping to the above routes.
Drivers are urged to use caution as they may experience a rough ride in areas until the resurfacing project is complete.