43 miles of Boone County roads being repaved

Thursday, September 16, 2010 | 7:21 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — About half of Boone County's chip and seal roads will be repaved by the end of the month, said Chet Dunn, Boone County interim manager of the maintenance operations division. The resurfaced roads will total 43 miles, about 12 of which had been completed as of Tuesday.

The county used to resurface all 80 miles of its chip and seal roads every year, Dunn said. But with the price of oil doubling over the past two years, the county now repaves only half of them each year.


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Resurfacing a road with chip and seal entails covering it with a layer of oil, then placing small, limestone rocks on top. It's cheaper but doesn't last as long as asphalt or concrete.

The county has received about half a dozen complaints of cracked windshields from loose rocks on chip and seal roads this year. The roads are swept to remove loose rocks after they're resurfaced, but Dunn said they cannot be swept until the surface has been allowed to "cure" for several days. Residents are urged to drive cautiously on freshly resurfaced chip and seal roads.

Here are the roads being chipped and sealed this year:

North Boone County

Anchorum Road
Barber Road
Barnes School Road
Benson Road
Botner Road
Buffalo Drive
Callahan Creek Road
Daisy Drive
Drane Road
Fenton Road
Hatton Chapel Road
Hickory Drive
Lespedeza Lane
Low Crossing Road
North Marigold Court
North Millet Lane
Milo Lane
Needle Court
Northwood Drive
O'Neal Road
Old No. 7
Owens School Road
Parks Lane
Pinnacles Road
Pitchfork Place
Plain View Drive
Quarter Mile Drive
Richland School Road
Rocheport Gravel Road
Rye Way
Spiva Crossing Road
Thompson Road
Todd Road
Tucker School Road
Wade School Road
Wallace School Road
Walnut Grove Lane
Westlake Road

South Boone County

Basnet Drive
Batye Lane
Blackthorne Lane
Bluebird Lane
Bonne Femme Church Road
Burnett School Road
Bush Landing Road
Calvin Drive
Cedar Tree Lane
Cheavens Road
Deer Park Road
Englewood Road
Fox Hollow Road
Gilmore Lane
Gilpin Road
Hawkins Road
Jemerson Creek Road
Judy School Road
Kari Lane
Lawrence Drive
Liberty Woods Court
Liddell Lane
Log Providence Road
Martin Court
Mexico Gravel Road
Mill Creek Road
Nashville Church Road
Palis Nichols Road
Purdy Lane
Ridgewood Road
River Road
Rob Cook Road
Rock Quarry Road
Rolling Hills Road
Shady Hills Lane
South Cowan Loop
Stanley Poe Road
Timmons Road
Tomlin Hill Road
Whemeyer Road
Whippoorwill Circle
Wren School Road
Zumwalt Road

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