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Source: US State of Missouri

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – As part of a repair and resurfacing project on U.S. Route 36, traffic will be narrowed to one lane each direction at the railroad bridge east of Marceline next week. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to complete the project which includes pavement repair between the Clinton County and Macon County lines and resurfacing between Parson’s Creek, west of Meadville, and the Macon County line.

For repairs at the railroad bridge, the roadway will now be narrowed next week as follows:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 – passing lanes of both east and westbound U.S. Route 36 closed
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4– traffic head-to-head in the eastbound lanes
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 – passing lanes of both east and westbound U.S. Route 36 closed

Work was originally scheduled for Oct. 28 – 30.

After the lanes at the railroad bridge reopen, pavement repairs will continue throughout the project as long as weather and temperatures allow. Work zones will be active during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with a 14-foot width restriction. Some work may occur on Saturdays, if necessary.

Traffic control and message boards will be in place alerting motorists of the work and planned lane closures. All work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled.

Most repair work is expected to be complete this year. Crews will return in the spring to complete concrete repairs and resurface from Parson’s Creek to the Macon County line.

Motorist are urged to stay alert and pay attention to all roadway signing and barricades and to eliminate distractions. Crews will be working close to traffic. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive alive.

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, visit and view the online Traveler Information Map. Also at, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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