Roadway Realignment Project Begins on Missouri Route 3 in Randolph County

February 02, 2024

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, February 12, contractor crews will be on site to begin construction on Missouri Route 3 in Randolph County, approximately two miles south of U.S. Route 24, to realign the roadway after a significant slide in the area resulted in unstable soil conditions, necessitating the closure since 2021.

“Locating suitable soil for the repair required realigning the roadway, shifting it to the west 15’- 30’ as well as lowering it 10-15’,” explained Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Emily Edgar.

The $2,670,937 contract was awarded last fall to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. of Columbia, Missouri. “This project will realign 3,100 feet of roadway between County Road 2130 and Sweet Spring Creek in Randolph County. The roadway will remain closed at the project site during construction with all work scheduled to be completed by Fall 2024,” stated Edgar.

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