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2009-07-18 MoDOT road construction
Updated 12:33 p.m. on Friday, 7/17/2009
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 on July 21 with 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 will 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.

Interstate 44:
• MoDOT crews will spray herbicide on Interstate 44 in Phelps and Pulaski counties from the Route 63 exit in Phelps County to the Route 133 exit in Pulaski County. Work began on July 13, and will resume from Monday, July 20 through July 21. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Vegetation control on the right-of-way improves sight distance.
• MoDOT crews will continue bridge maintenance work on the Arlington Bridge located over the Little Piney River and BNSF Railroad near the Phelps/Pulaski county line beginning Monday, July 20. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Bridge maintenance is performed to improve the section where the road and bridge meet and prevent deterioration of the bridge deck or structure.
• MoDOT personnel announced on July 17 that contractor crews will begin a grading and resurfacing project on Interstate 44 on Monday, July 20. Work will extend for 9.3 miles from west of Route 17 in Waynesville to just west of Route 28 near St. Robert. Weather permitting, crews will be working during the evening from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. During construction, there will be intermittent lane drops in the eastbound lane. In addition, ramp closures in the eastbound lanes at the Route 17, Route H, I-44 Loop and I-44 Spur will occur. Message boards will alert motorists of changes in lane and ramp closures. While working, crews and equipment will be located directly on the roadway. Once completed, the grading and resurfacing will extend the life of the existing pavement and provide motorists with a smoother ride. This project is a part of the MoDOT Better Roads, Brighter Future program, scheduled to end in 2011.
• MoDOT personnel announced on July 17 that MoDOT crews will perform patching on the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 44 in Phelps County from just east of the Pulaski County line at Route J on mile marker 169 to the Route V overhead at mile marker 189 beginning on Monday, July 20, and continuing through July 23. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Patching restores rideablility of the roadway surface. While performing this function, crews and equipment are located directly on the roadway.

Pulaski County Route 7:
MoDOT crews will be patching potholes, which is necessary to restore shape and roadway stability, from one mile south of the junction of Route 133 to 1.5 miles south of Route 133. 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 17 that MoDOT crews will perform culvert/pipe replacement on Route 17 near Crocker from College Street to Route U beginning Monday, July 20. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Drainage pipes near the roadway periodically need replacment to maintain proper drainage.

Pulaski County Route 28:
MoDOT crews announced on July 2 that MoDOT crews will perform shoulder repairs on Route 28 beginning July 6, that will now resume on Monday, July 20 and continue through Thursday, July 23, from Route C to the Maries County line. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shoulder repair work involves removing ruts, low areas and high spots on the shoulders. While performing this function, crews and equipment are located directly on the roadway.

Pulaski County Route Z:
• MoDOT personnel announced on July 17 that MoDOT crews will perform bridge maintenance work on the Cullen Bridge of Route Z over the Big Piney River beginning Tuesday, July  21. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bridge maintenance is performed to improve the section where the road and bridge meet and prevent deterioration of the bridge deck or structure.

Pulaski County various routes:
MoDOT crews will replace, install and or maintain roadway signs. While performing this function, crews and equipment are located directly on or near the roadway.

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. That work will now begin on July 20. 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.

Texas County various routes:
• MoDOT personnel announced July 17 that MoDOT crews will perform herbicide spraying on various routes in Texas County beginning Monday, July  20, and continuing through July 23. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Vegetation control on the right-of-way improves sight distance.
• MoDOT crews will 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

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