Chip Seal Projects Set to Begin for Routes in Audrain & Monroe County

Audrain County Route KK and Missouri Route 15

MACON – Weather permitting, Monday, July 6, crews will begin sealing projects in Audrain and Monroe County. Crews will start sealing on Audrain County Route KK, from Audrain County Route B to U.S. Route 54 near Laddonia. Once that project is complete crews will move to Missouri Route 15 and seal from Missouri Route D in Monroe County to 1.1 mile north of Missouri Route 22 near Mexico. All work is expected to be completed by mid-July. 

“For the sealing on Routes KK and MO 15, crews will be applying liquid asphalt that helps seal off any cracks that may be in the road, and will then apply small aggregate,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Brian Untiedt.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zones using a pilot car while the work is completed. Please obey all work zone signs and personnel.  Message boards will be up to notify motorists of the upcoming work.

“Motorists need to slow down on roads where chip sealing is in progress,” said Untiedt. “Most damage to vehicles comes when drivers are going too fast or ignore road conditions in a chip seal work zone.”

Emery Sapp and Sons, of Columbia, Missouri, was awarded the projects.

For more information on this or other projects going on in your area, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636).You can also visit us online at

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