HANNIBAL - More than 110 miles of minor roads in northeast Missouri will
receive treatment to improve their conditions, thanks to the Economic Recovery
bill recently signed by President Obama.
"MoDOT is receiving more than $600 million for road and bridge projects that
have already been designed and public involvement is completed," explained MoDOT
NE District Engineer Paula Gough. She went on to explain that one of the focus
areas of MoDOT's "Ready To Go" package is to improve the condition of the minor
roads system. "About $10 million will be spent to improve around 110 miles of
minor roads in northeast Missouri, she said. "These are roads like Route J near
Mark Twain Lake and Route 15 in Audrain and Monroe Counties," she said. "We have
ten roads that will be improved with resurfacing this summer," she added. These
roads can be found online at www.modot.org/northeast.
The majority of Missouri's major highways, like US 61, 36, 19 and 54, are in
good condition. "We focused on improving the major roads with Amendment 3
dollars, and Missouri can be proud that 83% of these roads are now in good
condition," Gough said.
For more information about the projects that are being funded through the
Economic Recovery Act, please go to www.modot.org/northeast or call MoDOT
toll-free at 1-888-275-6636.