Scrub Seal On Highway 13 Begins Thursday
Scrub Seal projects on Highway 13 in Caldwell and Daviess Counties will begin Thursday. The Missouri Department of Transportation says the work from Bethany to the Ray County line is set to begin. This portion of the project begins at the north and works south. Work on the section from Bethany to near Gallatin will continue through around August 10th.
During these scrub seal operations, the roadway will be 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 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.