First portion of 83-mile resurfacing project on Highway 65 complete

MoDOT Road Work

A resurfacing project through Mercer, Grundy, Livingston, and Carroll counties is scheduled to start back up sooner than originally expected.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Vance Brothers to resurface approximately 83 miles of U.S. Route 65 between the Iowa border and the Missouri River as well as a small portion of Route 6 near Trenton.

The first part of the project, pavement repairs between Chillicothe and the Missouri River are complete. Pavement repairs to the section between Chillicothe and the Iowa state line will now begin Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. They are planned to continue May 7 – 11. No work is currently planned for Sunday, May 6. Traffic may be reduced to one lane around the area where repairs are being made. Some lane closures could remain in place overnight in some locations.

Crews plan to work during daylight hours and could work Saturday, May 12, if needed. Traffic control will be in place alerting motorists of the work. All work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled.