Maintenance scheduled for roads in southern Boone County

Monday, July 9, 2012 | 2:41 p.m. CDT; updated 7:33 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 9, 2012

COLUMBIA — Boone County Public Works will begin making improvements Wednesday to several roads in the southern part of the county.

According to a news release from the public works department, roads will be closed while a pavement preservation coat of chip seal is applied. There is no set timeline for individual roads, but maintenance will be conducted in the following order:

  • Frog's Leap Court, entire length.
  • Short Line Road, entire length.
  • Southern Hill Drive, entire length.
  • Brushwood Lake Road, from Scott Boulevard to the end of pavement.
  • Nashville Church Road East, from Highway DD to Blackhawk Trail.
  • Crump Lane, from Martin Lane to city limits.
  • Martin Lane, from Crump Lane to Highway 63 Outer Road.
  • Liberty Lane, from Highway M to Palis Nichols Road.
  • Liberty Lane, from Palis Nichols to concrete.
  • North Mount Pleasant, from Old 63 South to South Mount Pleasant.
  • Christian School Road, from Old 63 South to Albert Road.
  • Old Route A, entire length.
  • South Mount Pleasant, from North Mount Pleasant to end of pavement.
  • Hartsburg Hills Road, entire length.
  • Brandywine Creek Road, entire length.
  • Logwood Lane, entire length.
  • Old Millers Road, from Highway 63 to Rolling Hills Road.
  • Old Millers Road Access, from Old Millers Road to Rolling Hills Road.
  • Rolling Hills Road, from Old Millers Road to Highway 63.
  • Cedar Grove Boulevard, entire length.
  • South Olivet Road, from New Haven Road to Richland Road.
  • Gans Road, from South Bearfield Road to 180 feet east of Bradington Drive.

Work should be completed by July 18, weather permitting and if all the equipment runs well, said Bryan Boyce, road maintenance superintendent.

No parking areas will be designated at least 72 hours before work begins and parking will not be allowed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. along the designated roadways, according to the release.

Violators will be towed, and if that happens, Boyce said it could also slow crews down.

Although vehicles will be allowed to drive on the new seal approximately 30 minutes after application, people should drive slowly or find alternate routes, said Jane Telander, public works office administrator.

"There (will be) loose rock and it takes a few days for the seal to set up before (crews) can come back and sweep it," Telander said.

Supervising editor is Hannah Cushman.

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