Contracted by the Missouri Department of Transportation, Vance Brothers Inc. is scheduled to begin a scrub seal project on Route 6 spanning from the Thompson Creek Bridge east of Route K in Daviess County to 4th Street in Trenton. Crews will begin work Thursday, Sept. 17 at the east end of the project and work west towards Gallatin. They plan to work daylight hours Monday through Friday but may work Saturdays in order to complete the project by Sept. 30.
During scrub seal operations, the roadway is reduced to one lane with flaggers and a pilot car directing motorists through the work zone. Drivers will experience delays, both directions, as they must wait for a pilot car. Drivers entering from a side road onto the route being sealed must also wait for a pilot car. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project.
A scrub seal is a preventative maintenance treatment that rejuvenates the road surface and helps extend the life of the roadway by filling and sealing cracks in the existing asphalt with an emulsified asphalt/aggregate seal. MoDOT does its best to be good stewards of the monies provided by taxpayers. One of the ways is to employ many preventative maintenance methods, such as this.
All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.