SOUTHWEST MISSOURI — State routes in three (3) southwest Missouri counties are scheduled to be sealed with a mixture of rock and oil beginning the week of August 22, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Here’s a look at the locations:

  • Aug. 22-23 – Lawrence County Route YY from Missouri Route 96 to Missouri Route 97 east of Avilla
  • Aug. 24 – Christian County Route MM from County Road 2130 (Rose Hill Road) to Missouri Route 14 west of Billings
  • Aug. 24-25 – Greene County Route PP from I-44 to Missouri Route 174 west of Republic
  • Aug. 29-30 – Greene County HH from County Road 54 to Route O east of Willard

Traffic Impacts:

  • MoDOT crews will be working during daytime hours (7 a.m.-4 p.m.), Monday-Thursday
  • Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph where crews are working
  • Drivers can expect flaggers and pilot cars directing them through the work zone
    • Drivers should wait for the pilot vehicle before proceeding through the work zone or before entering the work zone from a side road
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers to the work zone
  • No signed detours
  • Drivers should find alternate routes around work zones
  • Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

Weather and/or scheduling delays will alter the work schedule.

A seal coat is not an alternative to an asphalt overlay, but is planned for these roads as an economical way to maintain and preserve the roadway. The treatments keep a road from deteriorating and will extend its life.