The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has delayed several chip sealing projects in Phelps County, until next week due to the weather. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m, beginning Monday, May 17. Crews will be chip sealing the following routes:


The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has delayed several chip sealing projects in Phelps County, until next week due to the weather. Weather permitting, crews and equipment will be on the roadway between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m, beginning Monday, May 17. Crews will be chip sealing the following routes:

• Interstate 44 - North Outer Road from Route J to Route D.
• Route O - the entire route.
• Route U - the entire route.

MoDOT performs chip-seal resurfacing on roads that are in generally fair to better condition.  The benefits include crack sealing, increased skid resistance and correction of minor rutting, which extends the life of the pavement in a cost effective way.

While working, flaggers and a pilot car will be used to manage traffic. When motorists travel a newly chip-sealed road marked by "Fresh Oil" and "Loose Gravel" signs, they should keep their speed down and allow plenty of distance between vehicles to prevent small rocks from coming loose and hitting oncoming traffic. Please allow ample driving time to your destination.