Crews will work at night to resurface I-44, Strafford to Conway

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STRAFFORD, Mo. - Drivers will run into lane closings at night on Interstate 44 between Strafford and Conway (Mile Markers 89 - 115) beginning the week of May 22. Contractor crews will resurface that 35-mile stretch.

The project includes grinding off the top layers of old asphalt and laying new asphalt driving surfaces.

The work will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Crews may work Saturday nights if they need to make up missed work because of weather delays.

The project also includes installing new guardrail in areas. This work, also at night, will start the week of May 15. A section of I-44 near Northview (Mile Marker 96) also will receive a surface treatment to improve traction on curves.

People living along I-44 can expect noise as crews work but the work will continually move to a new location each night.

The contractor is under a deadline to complete the work by Nov. 1 but expects to be done by the end of August.

The prime contractor is Journagan Construction of Springfield. It submitted a low bid of $6 million.