ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A resurfacing project will begin soon on Route Y in Mercer and Grundy counties and Route E in Grundy and Linn counties. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Magruder Paving, LLC to complete the project which includes multiple other routes (see below).

The contractor plans to begin Wednesday, Sept. 15, with resurfacing on Route Y between Route E (Mercer County) and Route 6 (Grundy County). Approximately two weeks later, they will move to Route E between Route 6 (Grundy County) and Route 139 (Linn County).

Workers will be present during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project, which is scheduled to be complete in late October.

All work is weather permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

Several other routes in this project will be resurfaced in the spring of 2022, though a schedule has not yet been determined. These routes include:

Route 149 from Route 6 in Novinger (Adair County) to Route AA in Putnam County
Route E in Putnam County from U.S. Route 139 to the Iowa state line
Route K from U.S. Route 136 in Putnam County to Route E in Sullivan County
Route T in Sullivan County from Route 5 to Route C

MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at

Also at, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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