Belt Highway Paving Beginning Soon

The resurfacing project on U.S. Route 169 (Belt Highway) has been a multi-stage project and will conclude with paving and striping, set to begin Sunday, Oct. 11. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Herzog Contracting Corp. to resurface the Belt from Interstate 29 (at Exit 50) to Route FF and Route 6 (Frederick Boulevard) between the Belt Highway and I-29.

In order to reduce the impact to drivers and businesses in the project area, operations will be conducted at night, Sunday through Friday, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. No work is planned overnight on Saturdays. If needed, to complete the project on time, the schedule may be adjusted.

Nightly work will begin Sunday, Oct. 11, at the interchange of south U.S. Route 169 and I-29 near Leonard Road. U.S. Route 169 is narrower in this section, with several entrance and exit points. For crews to work safely and efficiently, the work will require the closure of the exit ramp from northbound I-29 to U.S. Route 169 (Exit 44), the exit ramp from U.S. Route 169 to southbound I-29 (Exit 44) and the driveway to Love’s Truck Stop at Leonard Road. This work is scheduled to be completed by the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 14. The ramps and drive will re-open each day between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

All work is expected to be finished in early November.