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2010-03-23 MoDOT road construction
Updated Saturday, 3/20/2010; second update Tuesday, 3/23
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 (888) 275-6636.

Interstate 44
UPDATED Tuesday, March 23: MoDOT personnel announced Tuesday that the westbound exit ramp at Mile Marker 163 and Route 28 near the Road Ranger truck stop will be closed to traffic exiting off Interstate 44 on Wednesday, March 24, weather permitting, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The closure is necessary to allow contractor crews to widen the shoulder and patch the surface. The on-ramp to I-44 will remain open and flaggers will be present to direct traffic. Repaving work is expected to continue until Friday, March 26.
MoDOT crews will be installing video equipment from St. Robert to Sullivan along Interstate 44 in Crawford, Phelps and Pulaski counties, beginning Monday, March 22. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be n the roadway between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The video equipment will be monitored by MoDOT to obtain real-time information on road conditions, traffic flow and accidents.

Pulaski County
Route 17, Route T:
MoDOT crews will perform vegetation control on the right-of-way, which improves sight distance, by spraying herbicide on Route 17 from the intersection of Route NN near Laquey to the intersection of Route T in Waynesville, and on Route T from the intersection of Reporter Road to the intersection of Raleigh Road north of Waynesville. Work will begin on Monday, March 22, and weather permitting, will run between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
I-44 Spur (Missouri Avenue in St. Robert):
MoDOT crews will be sweeping the entire route of the I-44 Spur, also known as Missouri Avenue in St. Robert, to prevent small debris from entering enclosed drainage structures and resulting in drainage issues, which also improves the appearance of the roadway. Work will begin on Monday, March 22, and weather permitting, will run between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Route AA, P and W:
MoDOT crews will perform edge rut repair work, which requires placing material at the edge of the roadway and is necessary to reduce shoulder drop-off, along the entire route of Route AA, Route P and Route W. While performing this function, crews and equipment are located directly on or near the roadway. Work will begin on Monday, March 22, and weather permitting, will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.

Texas County
Route 17:
MoDOT crews will be patching, which restores rideability of the roadway surface, on Highway 17 from the intersection of Route 63 to the Laclede County line southwest of Fort Leonard Wood. While performing this function, crews and equipment are located directly on the roadway. Work will begin on Monday, March 22, and weather permitting, will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phelps County/Texas County
Routes 137, 17 and 32:
MoDOT crews will sweeping bridges on major routes on Route 137, Route 17, and Route 32, which prevents small debris from clogging bridge drains and entering enclosed drainage structures. The function reduces hazardous driving conditions and improves the appearance of the roadway. Work will begin Monday, March 22, and weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Pulaski County/Phelps County
Route MM:
MoDOT crews will be patching, which restores rideability of the roadway service, and paving over the roadway surface to restore a smooth ride on Route MM from the intersection of Highway 28 northwest of Dixon in Pulaski County to the end of state maintenance in Phelps County. While performing this function, crews and equipment are located directly on the roadway. Work will begin on Monday, March 22, and weather permitting, will run between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Routes 28, D and J:
MoDOT crews will perform vegetation control on the right-of-way along the entire routes of Route 28, Route D and Route J, which 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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