HANNIBAL - Weather permitting, Monday, May 7, MoDOT and its contractor will begin work to resurface eastbound Interstate 70 from Warrenton to the St. Charles County line. Crews will begin resurfacing operations at Warrenton and head east. The resurfacing is expected to be completed in approximately one month.
While crews are working, traffic will be reduced to one lane during the nighttime work hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday thru Friday. During the nighttime work, sequentially flashing warning lights will be used near the beginning of work zones to help guide approaching motorists into the work area from longer distances. "The series of lights mounted on the cones at the entrance to the lane closure are used to supplement the the signs and other work zone devices, helping drivers move over with less confusion before getting to the work area," said Northeast Materials and Construction Engineer Macy Rodenbaugh. "The lights flash repeatedly in order from the beginning of the lane taper to the end, similar to the lights at the approach to a runway," explained Rodenbaugh.
During construction, equipment and material haul trucks will be entering and exiting the work zone; minor delays should be expected. Motorists may encounter uneven pavement at times during paving operations. The roadway will be opened to two lanes at the end of each workday. The contract was awarded to Magruder Paving LLC of Troy, Mo. for $2,449,554.99.
All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. Those traveling and the commuting public are encouraged to check the online map at www.modot.org daily for new work zones. Drivers are also invited to rate MoDOT work zones online at modot.org. For additional information about this project or other transportation issues, please call MoDOT's toll-free customer service number at 1-888-275-6636 (ASK MODOT) during normal business hours or visit our website at www.modot.org/northeast.