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Work On Highway 171 In Jasper County Begins Next Week

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Work On Highway 171 In Jasper County Begins Next Week

By Don Louzader. CREATED Jun 28, 2013

Watch out for lane closings at night starting next week if you travel on Highway 171 in Jasper County.

The following is an edited news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation:

A project to resurface Route 171 from the Missouri/Kansas state line north of Asbury to Route 96 in Carthage and do other improvements along the roadway is scheduled to begin the week of July 1, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. 

Crews will work at night and are set to begin the project at the Kansas state line and progress south and east toward Route 96 in Carthage. 

During the first few weeks of the project, crews will install new guardrail in areas. 

When the resurfacing portion of the project begins, drivers can expect one-lane traffic where crews are set up working.  A pilot car will lead drivers through the work zone. 

The work will take place at night between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. 

Project Details: 

Install new guardrail in areas. 

Resurface Route 171 between the Missouri/Kansas state line and Route 96 in Carthage. 

Widen intersection of Route 171 and Route 96 near Carl Junction to add turn lanes.  The intersection will be closed over a weekend later in the project to complete this work. 

Rehabilitate the railroad bridge in Webb City. 

The contractor on project is Blevins Asphalt Construction Company of Mt. Vernon, doing the project for a low bid amount of $5.2 million. 

The project is scheduled for completion by mid-September.  

Don Louzader

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I’ve been a member of the KTTS News Team since 1995, and have been news director since 2004.