Pavement Sealing Work Planned For Route 90 in McDonald County - KOAM TV 7

Pavement Sealing Work Planned For Route 90 in McDonald County



McDonald County – A pavement sealing project is planned for Route 90 between Noel and a point east of Jane during the week of May 12, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Drivers can expect traffic stops of up to 20 minutes where crews are working to apply rock and oil to Route 90 between Route 59 in Noel and McDonald County Route E east of Jane. The process is designed to seal cracks and preserve the pavement.

During the chip-seal operation and even for a while afterwards, loose gravel may be on the road. So drivers are urged to slow down in the work zone to keep from throwing rocks into the air that could crack windshields.

The work zone speed limit will be set at 35 mph.

Contractor crews expect the work to take four days to complete.

Driving Delays

  • Traffic may be stopped for up to 20 minutes where the work zone begins. A rock spreader being used in the chip-seal operation covers the entire width of the road. Using equipment that covers the full width of the pavement enables the work to go quicker than doing one lane at a time.
  • One-lane traffic also is possible, because equipment will be on the road. Drivers should obey flaggers on either end of the work zone and follow a pilot vehicle that will lead vehicles through the work area.
  • Drivers on side roads and driveways approaching the highway will have to stop and wait to follow a pilot vehicle before pulling onto or crossing the highway.

A chip-seal is planned for these roads as an economical way to maintain and preserve the pavement. The treatment keeps a road from deteriorating and extends its life.

Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.

Project Information:

  • 31 routes to be sealed in between May and late August MoDOT’s Southwest District
  • Prime contractor: Blevins Asphalt of Mount Vernon
  • Construction cost: $3.2 million

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