Vernon County – Drivers can expect lane closures and occasional traffic delays on Vernon County routes BB & W near Nevada for a resurfacing project beginning the week of Sept. 19, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

This is the work being done on this project:

Route BB from U.S. Route 54 (Austin Street) in Nevada south approximately 13 miles to Vernon County Route DD

Route W from U.S. Route 54 (Austin Street) in Nevada north nearly four miles to the end of state maintenance

Contractor crews will add an overlay of new asphalt to the above routes along with guardrail in places.

Traffic impacts:

Traffic reduced to one lane where contractor crews are laying asphalt

Drivers will encounter flaggers and pilot cars where crews are working. Drivers should wait for the pilot vehicle before proceeding through the work zone or before entering the work zone from a side road.

Vehicles parked along these routes should be removed to allow the contractor to remove and replace the asphalt surface

Work will be done during daytime hours; all lanes open to traffic at night

No signed detour

Drivers should find alternate routes

Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone

Drivers are urged to use caution as they may experience a rough ride in areas until the resurfacing project is complete.

Weather and/or scheduling delays could alter the work schedule.

Project information

Prime contractor: Blevins Asphalt Construction Co., Mt. Vernon

Total project cost: $1.7 million

Completion date: Nov. 1, 2022.