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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Missouri 79 project completed

  • The resurfacing of the nearly eight-mile section of Missouri 79 has been completed from Hannibal to Saverton and opened to traffic late Monday evening, Sept. 30.
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  • The resurfacing of the nearly eight-mile section of Missouri 79 has been completed from Hannibal to Saverton and opened to traffic late Monday evening, Sept. 30. The project, which started in July, included in the resurfacing of the highway with the addition of paved shoulders marked as bicycle lanes and “Share the Road” signs installed to provide more awareness for drivers.
    To enjoy the beauty of the scenery along Missouri 79, bicyclists are invited to come out for the Highway 79 Color Ride which will be held immediately following a brief bike lane dedication ceremony at Sawyer’s Creek on Saturday, Oct. 12. Runners are welcome, too. The Bike Lanes Dedication Ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in the bottom parking area of Sawyer’s Creek. Dignitaries are being invited to the event, and an official ribbon cutting will be held across Missouri 79 in front of Sawyer’s Creek. Cyclists will line up along the shoulder in front of Sawyer’s Creek behind the ribbon, and runners will line up along the shoulder in front of Mark Twain Cave behind the ribbon. For more information about the Highway 79 Color Ride and Bike Lanes Dedication, call Marisa Ellison, customer relations manager for MoDOT’s Northeast District, at (573) 248-2502.
    The contractor for the project was Chester Bross Construction Co., Inc. of Hannibal at a cost of $4.4 million.
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