Work is expected to begin later in March to resurface nearly 39 miles of U.S. Route 54 between Bassinger Corner (Route 54, 19, and J intersection) in Audrain County and Louisiana

Work is expected to begin later in March to resurface nearly 39 miles of U.S. Route 54 between Bassinger Corner (Route 54, 19, and J intersection) in Audrain County and Louisiana.

Included in the project are sidewalk and parking area upgrades through Vandalia in partnership with the City of Vandalia. In addition, Routes F and W in Vandalia will also be resurfaced out to city limits.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the project to Magruder Paving for $9,897,643 in three separate projects to include:

U.S. Route 54 resurfacing from Missouri Route 19 north junction (Bassinger Corner) to 0.10 mile east of Route U near Curryville

U.S. Route 54 resurfacing from 0.10 mile east of Pike County Route U near Curryville to Dougherty Pike in Louisiana

U.S. Route 54 sidewalk upgrades (ADA) in Vandalia and Curryville, plus sidewalk upgrades along Route F and W in Vandalia

Work is scheduled to begin with pavement repairs near Bassinger Corner on U.S. 54 as early as March 18, weather permitting, with an expected completion date of Nov. 1. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will alert the public about updates on the projects through signs, news releases and social media.

For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). You can also visit them online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast.