Seal coat project postponed to next week on U.S. Route 36 east of St. Joseph

Work will now begin Tuesday, Sept. 28

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Crews from Vance Brothers, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to seal coat the eastbound lanes only of U.S. Route 36 between Route AC (Riverside Road) in St. Joseph and just east of Route 31 North in DeKalb County. Work was originally scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 24, but has been postponed. The contractor now plans to complete the project Tuesday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Oct. 1, daylight hours only.

During the seal coat operation, the roadway will be reduced to one lane in sections up to 5 miles in length. Flaggers will be utilized at crossovers and intersections to assist motorists through the work zone.

A seal coat is a preventative maintenance treatment which rejuvenates the road surface and helps extend the life of the roadway by filling and sealing cracks in the existing asphalt with an emulsified asphalt/aggregate seal. MoDOT does its best to be good stewards of the monies provided by taxpayers. One of the ways is to employ many preventative maintenance methods, such as this.

All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at

Also at, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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