HANNIBAL, MO (STL.News) The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., of Columbia, Missouri, for projects in Marion, Monroe, Ralls and Shelby counties in the amount of $3,821,943.42. The work will include more than 25 miles of resurfacing and nearly 77 miles of chip seals.
“Pavement preservation projects like chip seals help us to extend the life of our pavement. By extending the pavement’s life, we can better manage our roads and get the most out of our funds,” explained Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Brian Untiedt.
The chip seal projects include crews applying liquid asphalt which helps seal off any cracks that may be in the road surface followed by the application of small aggregate rock. Typically, within a few days, the rock has either been embedded into the oil or has been removed from the surface. The purpose of this operation is to extend the life of the pavement by infusing it with oil.
The projects are as follows: