SIKESTON - The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract for improvements to Route 80 in New Madrid County and Route M in Scott County. The $300,133 contract was awarded to Missouri Petroleum Products Company, LLC, St. Louis, Mo.
The project will include applying a seal coat on Route 80 from Route 61 to Route B near East Prairie and on Route M from Route 61 to the Chaffee city limits. The seal coat will help extend the life of the pavement.
Work could begin as early as this spring, with completion anticipated in late fall 2012, weather permitting. As work is underway, one-way traffic will be maintained with flaggers and a pilot car.
Work zones will be marked with signs as improvements are made. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution near the work zones and plan for possible delays. MoDOT will alert drivers prior to any change in traffic.
For more information, please contact Transportation Project Designer Tim Pickett at (573) 472-6599, Resident Engineer Brian Holt at (573) 472-5325 or MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MODOT (275-6636).