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July 06, 2017 09:41 AM
Smoother Roads Coming in Several Counties with Upcoming Repairs

LEE'S SUMMIT - Motorists should soon find many roads in their area smoother after the Missouri Department of Transportation finishes several miles of repair work over multiple counties.

A total of 157 miles of roads across nine different counties in the Kansas City Region are included in a wave of chip seal work being done to repair the roads after this winter’s freeze and thaw cycles that left pocked roads.

  • Jul 10-- Route J in Sedalia
  • Jul 11-- Route J and Route AE in Marshall JCT
  • Jul 12-- Route EE in Marshall
  • Jul 17-18 -- Route F in Marshall
  • Jul 19-- Route 122 in Marshall and Route NN in Concordia
  • Jul 24-- Route BB in Concordia
  • Jul 26-- Route T in Concordia and Route B in Richmond
  • Jul 27-- Route HH and Route V in Richmond
  • Jul 31-- Route KK and Route N in Richmond, and Route KK in Nashua
  • Aug 1-- Route H in Kearney
  • Aug 2-- Route KK in Nashua
  • Aug 3-- Route V in Platte County
  • Aug 7-8-- Route BB in Grain Valley
  • Aug 9-10 -- Route F in Grain Valley, and Route KK in Belton
  • Aug 14-- Route Y in Belton
  • Aug 15-16 -- Route A in Harrisonville
  • Aug 17-- Route DD in Knob Noster

"Instead of ripping up the road and laying new asphalt, chip seal is used because it is a lightweight, flexible surface," said Assistant District Engineer Chris Redline. "This is a good solution to help us repair many miles of roads without a lot of time or cost."

A chip seal job is when asphalt is poured into existing holes to fill them. Oil is then sprayed across the top of the road and small rock is laid on top of the oil. Once the rock is laid, passes are made over the road to sink the aggregate into the oil. Chip seal is used for lower-volume roads that have traffic of 400 people or less traveling on them. These are typically letter highways.

"Please watch for our crews and trucks," Redline said. "We all want to make it home safely." 

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).






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