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Source: US State of Missouri

SIKESTON – Contractor crews will soon begin work to improve northbound and southbound Interstate 55 in New Madrid and Pemiscot Counties. The project includes pavement repairs from mile marker 27 near Stanley, Missouri to mile marker 40 at Marston, Missouri.

Weather permitting, work will be underway Wednesday, October 28 through Friday, Nov. 6, including overnight. Improvements will be completed in various locations along Interstate 55. Motorists should anticipate a lane reduction within each work zone.

The work zones will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

For additional information, contact Resident Engineer Brian Holt at (573) 243-0899 , MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636 ) or visit