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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

October 11, 2013 11:53 AM
Weekend Closing of Route 96 at Route 171 West Jct.
Planned for October 18-21 For Turn-Lane Construction

Jasper County - Route 96 at Route 171 (west junction) north of Carl Junction will be CLOSED Friday-Monday, Oct. 18-21, as crews build turn lanes at the intersection, Department of Transportation said.

The work is part of a larger project to resurface Route 96 and add two-foot shoulders with edgeline rumble stripes between Route 171 north of Carl Junction and Route 171 near Carthage.

Weekend Closing of Route 96

Route 96 at Route 171 north of Carl Junction will close at 7 p.m. Friday, October 18, and remain closed until as late as 6 a.m. Monday, October 21.

Route 171 will remain open during the Route 96 closing.

During the closing of Route 96, contractor crews will build right and left-turn lanes on Route 96 to Route 171 and build a right turn lane for northbound Route 171 to turn east on Route 96.

Drivers will have to find alternate routes around the closing of Route 96. No detour will be signed.

Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.

Resurfacing/Shoulder Project

An 11-mile stretch of Route 96 will be resurfaced between Route 171 north of Carl Junction and Route 171 near Carthage.

Also, crews will build two-foot shoulders and install edge-line rumble stripes.

During the resurfacing work, drivers can expect one-lane traffic where crews are set up working. Also, a pilot vehicle will guide drivers through the work zone.

Crews will work during daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Prime Contractor: Blevins Asphalt Construction Company, Mount Vernon

Construction Cost: $1 million

Completion: Nov. 1, 2013


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