HANNIBAL – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has been preparing for a road realignment project on Missouri Route 3 between U.S. Route 24 and Route BB in Randolph County.
"We have worked through the right of way process with the project currently on schedule to go out for bid in the August letting. Bids will be presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for action at the September 7 meeting," explained Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough.
The decision was made in 2021 to close the road when a significant slide caused unstable soil conditions in the area. HNTB has conducted the necessary environmental evaluation to determine a viable design solution. This included a review of soil conditions, slopes of the quarry pits on either side of Route 3, and the excavated caves below this area. The proposed work would involve shifting the road to the west by 15’-30’ and lowering it by 10’-15’ to ensure a favorable location.
For more information on this and other projects in your area, please contact MoDOT’s Customer Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MODOT (275-6636). You can also visit us online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast.