HANNIBAL – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), working with its consultant HNTB, has been preparing for a road realignment project on Missouri Route 3 between U.S. Route 24 and Route BB in Randolph County.
"While we had hoped to have it under contract by Summer 2023, we are still in the process of acquiring the necessary right of way. Assuming we are able to complete the right of way process during the next several months, we anticipate having the project under contract by the end of 2023," explained Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough.
The decision was made in 2021 to close the road when a significant slide caused unstable soil conditions in the area. HNTB has conducted the necessary environmental evaluation to determine a viable design solution. This included a review of soil conditions, slopes of the quarry pits on either side of Route 3, and the excavated caves below this area. The proposed work would involve shifting the road to the west by 15’-30’ and lowering it by 10’-15’ to ensure a favorable location.
For more information on this and other projects in your area, please contact MoDOT’s Customer Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MODOT (275-6636). You can also visit us online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast.