Updated 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, 7/2/2009 Missouri Department of Transportation personnel have issued several road work alerts for the Fort Leonard Wood area. As with all road construction projects, MoDOT officials urge drivers to exercise caution while passing through the work zones. Workers may be on or near the roadway. Signs will be posted and flagmen will be present in areas where traffic will be impacted. Those who want more information may contact the Missouri Department of Transportation customer service number at (888) ASK-MoDOT, or (800) 275-6636.
City of St. Robert J.H. Williamson Drive/Community Center Willard Asphalt crews will be paving portions of J.H. Williamson Drive and the main entrance to the St. Robert Community Center beginning July 20 and running through July 22. The trash transfer station will close at 3 p.m. on July 22 and no heavy truck traffic will be allowed on the new surface until 6 a.m. on July 23. The construction schedule calls for city crews to demolish the existing St. Robert Community Center entrance on July 20 and for contractors to do prep work only July 21 wit paving of the new community center entrance from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and paving of portions of J.H. Williamson Drive from 3 to 8 p.m. on July 22. Access to the community center and ballfields on these days will be via the park's southern entrance located on J.H. Williamson Drive. Passenger cars should be allowed to pass with minor delays, but drivers should watch for warning signs, flagmen, workers on the roadway and slow moving equipment. Those who have respiratory problems should use caution because there may be a large amount of airborne dust generated and a temporary odor of petroleum products in the air. Any delays in paving will be announced on the city website and area radio stations. Those with questions may call Lyle Thomas, the director of public works, at 451-2000 ext.1144 or ext. 1120.
Maries County Route 28:
Roadway resurfacing will continue through early summer 2009 during daylight hours on Route 28 between Route 63 and the Pulaski County line. One lane will be open and crews will flag traffic through the work area.
Pulaski County Route 28:
• MoDOT personnel announced on May 15 that contractor crews will be working on a project on Route 28 in Pulaski County from the intersection of Interstate 44 to Route C within the Dixon city limits, beginning Monday, May 18, Work will continue this week to pave over the roadway surface to restore a smooth ride. While performing this function, crews and equipment are located directly on the roadway.
• MoDOT crews announced on July 2 that MoDOT crews will perform shoulder repairs on Route 28 beginning Monday, July 6, and continuing through Thursday, July 9, from Route C to the Maries County line. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoulder repair work involved removing ruts, low areas and high spotson the shoulders. Crews will also perform drainage work to keep the roadway dry and maintain stability and proper drainage of water from the travel lanes. While performing this function, crews and equipment are located directly on the roadway.
Pulaski County Route 17:
• MoDOT personnel announced on July 2 that contractor crews will replace the three bridges at the Gasconade River on Route 17.
• MoDOT personnel announced on July 2 that contractor crews will begin a surface leveling project on Route 17 from Route 133 to the Interstate 44 business loop in Waynesville, commonly known as Historic Route 66, beginning Monday, July 6. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 7 a.m.and 7 p.m. Crews will be adding an asphalt overlay to more than 12 miles of Route 17 to restore a smooth ride. While performing this function, crews and equipment are located directly on or near the roadway. Flaggers will be used.
Pulaski County Route Z:
MoDOT crews will do bridge maintenance on the Route Z bridge located over the Big Piney River to improve the section where the road and bridge meet and prevent deterioration of the bridge deck or structure. Work was scheduled to begin on June 12 and will now continue this week from July 6 to July 9. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pulaski County various routes:
MoDOT crews will mow, which controls roadside vegetation and improves sight distance.
Phelps County Route K:
Contractor crews will do bridge maintenance work including bridge rehabilitation and deck replacement work on Route K over Spring Creek east of Beulah and Big Piney southeast of Fort Leonard Wood to improve the section where the road and bridge meet and prevent deterioration of the bridge deck or structure.
Phelps County Route M:
MoDOT personnel announced June 26 that as part of the “Safe and Sound” bridge program, work will begin on the Corn Creek bridge on Route M, which runs east of Fort Leonard Wood from Route J to Edgar Springs, during the week of July 13. Contractor crews from L. Krupp Construction of Ellisville will perform the work. The bridge will be temporarily closed for construction, allowing crews to replace the bridge deck. Once the bridge closes, the contract states work must be complete and the bridge reopened within 45 days, according to MoDOT personnel, and changeable message boards will be placed near the bridge to remind motorists of the pending closure.
Phelps County various routes:
MoDOT crews will be mowing, which controls roadside vegetation and improves sight distance.
Texas County various routes: MoDOT crews will perform vegetation control on the right-of-way, which improves sight distance, and will also be mowing, which controls roadside vegetation and improves sight distance.
Mapping work zones near Pulaski County:
Missouri Department of Transportation personnel have added a new feature to their online traveler information map: not only can readers find current work zones, incidents, and closures due to flooding and winter road conditions, they can also get information on future work zones involving roadwork scheduled within the next seven days. Blue icons designate the future work zones scheduled to start in the next week. Red, yellow and orange icons will still be used to represent work zones with road closures and the level of traffic impact as work zones become active. The legend to the left allows users to customize their view by clicking the items they would like to view. Most Missouri work zones are weather dependant and may be rescheduled as needed. Travelers should check the map before their trip to find the active work zones and the impact to traffic. Click here for nearby work zone maps