Chip Seal Projects Set to Begin on Adair County Route P and Missouri Route 6

MACON – Weather and schedule permitting, Saturday, Aug. 8, crews will begin sealing projects in Adair County. One project is on Adair County Route P, extending from Business Route 63 to U.S. Route 63 in Kirksville, for a length of approximately one mile. The other project is on Missouri Route 6, beginning east of Missouri Route 149 at the Chariton River to Business 63 in Kirksville, for approximately six miles.

“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 Amy Crawford.

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 are up to notify motorists of the upcoming work.

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

 W. L. Miller of Hamilton, Illinois, was awarded the project.

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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