Resurfacing work scheduled to begin Monday on Route P in Lewis County


LEWIS COUNTY, Mo. — A resurfacing project on Route P in Lewis County, from U.S. Route 61 in Canton to Route C, is expected to begin as early as the week of May 6.

The $7 million contract was awarded last year to W. L. Miller Company of Hamilton, Ill., and includes several additional resurfacing projects scheduled to be completed by November 1:

  • Lewis County, U.S. 61 Outer Road – From Business Route 61 to end-of-state maintenance in Canton (tentatively scheduled to start immediately following completion of Route P)
  • Lewis County, Route N – From Missouri Route 6 to end-of-state maintenance
  • Knox/Lewis County, Route K – From Missouri Route 15 in Baring in Knox County to Route 6 in La Belle in Lewis County

Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction at the location where crews are actively working. Flaggers and a pilot car will be utilized for traffic control to guide traffic through the work zone. Workers will be present during daylight hours.

These resurfacing projects are included as part of Gov. Mike Parson’s Rural Roads program. With the governor’s signing of the Fiscal Year 2024 budget, an additional $100 million in general revenue was made available for Missouri’s low-volume rural roads. Using asset management data, the Missouri Department of Transportation identified 1,567 lane miles of low-volume roads ranked in poor condition. These locations will receive resurfacing treatments of hot mix asphalt to improve the road conditions. The roads have been bundled into several large contracts across the state.

For more information on the Rural Roads program, visit

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