ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The project to repave a section of Caldwell County Route 13 from Mill Creek Drive at the southern city limits of Hamilton to north of Route HH in Kingston is continuing to progress. Contractors from Phillips Hardy, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, expect to complete Stage One (Mill Creek Drive to Route P) and reopen the roadway to all traffic by mid-December.
Several items of work remain including paving approaches and shoulders, embankment grading and replacement of at least four sections of concrete. Quality control testing takes place through the duration of projects to ensure materials and work meet project standards. Recent testing revealed these sections did not meet concrete strength requirements. Crews are currently working on removing and replacing these sections. Once all paving is complete, crews will grind the new pavement for smoothness and install pavement markings and signage.
Following completion of Stage One, work will shut down for the winter. Construction to complete Stage Two (Route P to Far West Drive) and Stage Three (Far West Drive to Kingston) will resume in the spring of 2024.
During the continued closure, a detour is in place directing motorists on U.S. Route 36, Interstate 35, Route 116 and Route 13 around the closures. The contractor will maintain access for local traffic; however, increased delays should be anticipated.
For more information and to sign up for project-specific updates, visit the project website at: www.modot.org/13-pavement-resurfacing-caldwell-and-daviess.
All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change. Know before you go by visiting the MoDOT Traveler Information Map for work zone information and road conditions at http://traveler.modot.org/map/, or downloading from your smart phone’s app store.
MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones.
When visiting modot.org, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or by connecting with us on social media.
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