Work Begins on Missouri Route 15 in Knox and Shelby Counties

April 14, 2022

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, the week of April 18, contractor crews will start preliminary guardrail work at various locations in preparation for a 32 mile resurfacing project on Missouri Route 15 in Knox and Shelby counties. The project will extend from the Missouri Route 6 north junction in Edina to Missouri Route 168 in Shelbyville.

Guardrail work will be completed within approximately two weeks. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at the location where crews are actively working with flaggers utilized for traffic control. Following this phase of work, there will be a pause in activity until after the fourth of July holiday. At that time, sidewalk work will begin at various locations within the municipalities of Shelbyville, Bethel and Plevna. There will be little impact to traffic during all sidewalk work.

Resurfacing operations are scheduled to start mid-August and will include the addition of two-foot shoulders with rumble stipes. During this stage of the project, traffic will again be reduced to one lane where crews are actively working. Flaggers and a pilot car will be utilized in directing traffic through the work zone. All work will completed during daylight hours. This project is scheduled to be completed by late October.

This contract includes two additional projects for sidewalk improvements, which are being completed as part of MoDOT’s initiative for compliance with the current standards of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). See below for details and locations:

· Knox County, Route P - ADA improvements from west city limits to Fulton Street in Edina.

· Knox County, Route BB - ADA improvements from Missouri Route 15 to Plevna Place in Plevna.

We ask that motorists please be attentive in work zones for their safety and the safety of highway workers. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert motorists, as schedule changes occur.

This contract was awarded last fall to W.L. Miller Company of Hamilton, Illinois in the amount of $4,950,300.

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