MoDOT will begin resurfacing Providence Road on Monday night

Monday, June 23, 2014 | 4:50 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Department of Transportation will begin removing asphalt from Providence Road on Monday night to prepare for resurfacing.

Crews will begin removing asphalt at 7 p.m. on southbound Providence Road from Business Loop 70 to Stadium Boulevard for routine, preventative maintenance, said Kirsten Munck, assistant to the resident engineer at MoDOT.

Road crews will put a new surface of asphalt on the road after removing three-quarters of an inch of existing layer.

"That seals up the roadway, seals up all the cracks and gives the roadway a longer life," Munck said. "Then the concrete (roadbed) will last longer."

People driving on Providence Road overnight should expect lane closures, but all lanes are expected to be open to traffic by 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Crews will continue working nightly for the next few weeks, and the old pavement will remain in place until the new surface is laid, according to the news release.

MoDOT crews will resurface the northbound lanes after completing the southbound lanes. All lanes will be open for the July Fourth weekend.

Once the area of Providence Road between Business Loop 70 and Stadium Boulevard is completed, MoDOT will begin applying asphalt to existing concrete surfaces from Stadium Boulevard to Route KK, Munck said.

Supervising editor is Seth Klamann.

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