U.S. 61 project may begin Monday, work should take two months

Posted: Mar. 22, 2013 5:57 pm Updated: Apr. 12, 2013 10:15 pm


NEW LONDON, Mo. -- Repair and resurfacing along 12 miles of U.S. 61/Route 27 will begin Monday if weather permits.

Chester Bross Construction Co. of Hannibal was awarded the $1.46 million contract and will work with the Missouri Department of Transportation on both northbound and southbound lanes from New London to near Bowling Green.

On Monday, crews will begin pavement repairs in the northbound lanes from Frankford to New London and southbound lanes from just north of Route RA to just north of Route U north of Bowling Green. Repair should take about a week to complete.

When repair is complete, resurfacing work will begin in the southbound lanes near Bowling Green. Repair and resurfacing work should take a little more than two months to complete; however, the work depends on weather conditions and may be delayed.

Crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a 55 mph speed limit through the work zone.

Motorists may encounter rough and uneven pavement plus construction equipment frequently entering and exiting the work zone.