Scheduled to Begin Week of Aug. 26
McDonald County - Drivers can expect lane closings and a reduced speed limit on portions of I-49/Route 71 near Pineville when a resurfacing project begins the week of Aug. 26, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
A new driving surface will be laid on a six-mile stretch of the highway between Route 76 and Brush Creek Road. Both northbound and southbound lanes will be resurfaced.
* I-49/Route 71 driving surface, shoulders and ramps will be resurfaced and edgeline rumble stripes installed.
* Contractor crews will pave during both daytime and nighttime hours, Monday through Sunday starting the week of Aug. 26. Crews may work 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
* The speed limit on I-49 (which runs north from Route H) and on Route 71 will be reduced to 60 mph in the work zone when it is set up.
* Interchange ramps at Route H and at Route EE will be closed at times.
Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.
Prime Contractor: Chester Bross Construction, Hannibal
Construction Cost: $2 million
Completion: If the weather cooperates, the work should take a couple of weeks. The contract deadline is Oct. 1.
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