The Missouri Department of Transportation announced that roadways in Phelps County and Boone county will soon get new surface treatment to provide motorists with more traction in rain, ice and snow.

The application, called High Friction Surface Treatment, is part of a contract approved by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

The treatment will be applied at the following locations:

— Interstate 44, near Kingshighway in Rolla. Louis-Company was awarded the contract for the work after submitting the low bid of $123,045.

— Interstate 70, west of the U.S. Route 63 Connector in Columbia. The Truesdell Corporation was awarded the contract for the work after submitting the low bid of $183,183.

Work on both projects is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed by the fall. Lane closures are likely in the work area.