SIKESTON - The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract during its regular meeting today to improve Route 34 in Bollinger County. The $8,388,191 contract was awarded to H.R. Quadri Contractors, LLC, Van Buren, Mo.
The project includes grading, paving and realigning several curves along Route 34 from east of Route DD to west of Route 51 near Marble Hill. Additionally, the bridge over Gimlet Creek will be replaced with a box culvert, and shoulders will be installed from east of Route DD to west of Route ZZ near Glenallen.
Construction could begin as early as September 2012, with completion anticipated in summer 2014, weather permitting.
As work is underway, travelers should expect lane closures, short bypasses, short-term road closures as cross road culverts are replaced and delays as the relocated portions of the roadway are tied into the existing pavement. In addition, staged construction will be underway adjacent to the existing roadway. Drivers are urged to use caution when driving in these areas as there could be pavement edge drop offs during construction.
The work zone will be marked with signs as work is underway. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in this area and plan for possible delays. MoDOT will alert drivers prior to any changes in traffic.
For more information, please contact Project Manager Eric Krapf at (573) 472-5261, Resident Engineer Brian Holt at (573) 243-0899 or MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).
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