The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract to improve two roads in Cooper and Pettis counties.

Magruder Paving was awarded a contract to resurface Route 135 between Interstate 70 in Cooper County and U.S. Route 50 in Pettis County, and the entire length of Route 98, east of Boonville.

The low bid for the contract was $4,955,267.

The Transportation Commission says work on each project will take place in 2020. Occasional temporary lane and entrance closures are possible in the work areas. When a start date is established, MoDOT will alert the public through signs, news releases and social media.

For more information, call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit

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