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Under sealing operations to begin on US Route 61 in Pike and Lincoln Counties

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:06 am

Weather permitting, beginning Tuesday, October 7, MoDOT and its contractor, Missouri Petroleum of St. Louis, will begin work on hot oil pavement undersealing. This process will be used on 19 miles of southbound US Route 61 in Pike and Lincoln Counties, extending from about 1 mile north of Pike County Route N near Bowling Green to Lincoln County Route E south of Eolia, near Auburn. The work should take about

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