OSAGE COUNTY - The Missouri Department of Transportation will begin a project to realign and resurface Route 133 in Osage County on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The work will improve safety by reducing the grade of a steep hill on the south side of Meta. The realignment begins approximately a half mile south of Route B at Meta and continues south for about a half mile. The realignment will require closing the roadway and detouring traffic through the length of the project, which is scheduled for completion by mid-November. Route 133 will also be resurfaced from Route B to Route 52 as part of a separate project that will take place at the same time. "We are looking forward to proceeding with this project and improving safety for motorists that use this route," said Central District Resident Engineer Terry Imhoff. "We recognize travelers in this area will have to tolerate some inconvenience during the course of the project, and we thank them for their patience."Phillips Grading and Construction, Inc. of Boonville, Mo., was awarded the $1 million contract for the work. For more information about these projects or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/central. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook for project updates.