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Source: US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Source: US State of Missouri

MACON – Weather permitting, Friday, May 15, the first phase of a resurfacing project will begin on Missouri Route 15 in Scotland County. The project includes a 1-inch overlay with improved shoulders and rumblestrips from the Iowa State Line to Memphis and also sidewalk improvements at three intersections in Memphis, total length of project being approximately 11 miles.

The first phase of the project will involve making improvements to curb ramps at three intersections in Memphis, including Jefferson Street, Madison Street and Monroe Street. “When we resurface a road, we want to make sure sidewalks that are on our right-of-way are in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) before completing the overlay,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Amy Crawford.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers through the work zone while the work is completed. Signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work.

The second phase of the project, the resurfacing, is planned to take place in upcoming months. A specific date is unknown at this time, but information will be shared as we receive it.

W.L. Miller, of Hamilton, Illinois, was awarded the contract for $1,635,535.

Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through this area and obey all work zone signs and personnel. Remember always buckle up and put your phone down to eliminate distractions.

For more information contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). You can also visit us online at

Spring is here and highway work zones are beginning to pop up in Missouri.  Barrel Bob, MoDOT’s official work zone spokesbarrel, says as you approach a work zone, please don’t drive distracted.  Always buckle up and put your phone down for your safety and the safety of highway workers.  All work zones are online at, and you can receive the latest news about road work in your area by signing up for e-updates.