Nine miles of roads have been targeted for resurfacing by the Monett Special Road District this year.
According the Clayton Bunch, road superintendent, road district commissioners drove all the roads and made their list from those in the most need of repair.
About a mile-and-a-half of roads have been selected for hot mix asphalt. Bunch said the four targeted locations are heavily traveled and had previously been surfaced with chip and seal. Commissioners agreed the volume of traffic on the roads warranted a more permanent surface.
One mile of work will be on heavily traveled Farm Road 1090, between Farm Roads 2020 and 2030. Continuing on Farm Road 2030, crews will asphalt about two-10ths of a mile west from Farm Road 1100.
Crews will also asphalt the eastern entrance into the Kay Concrete facility on Farm Road 2035, approximately three miles south of Monett. In Lawrence County, hot mix will be laid to upgrade the approaches to the bridge on Farm Road 2210.
A little over five-and-a-half miles of roads previously given a chip-and-seal surface will be resealed with another layer. The roads to be resurfaced in Barry County include one mile of Farm Road 1050, north from Highway 60, and one mile of Farm Road 1070, between Farm Roads 2020 and 2030.
In Lawrence County, chip-and-seal work will be done on Farm Road 1070 between Farm Roads 2200 and 2210. A mile of Farm Road 2230 will be done between Highway H and Farm Road 1090. A half-mile of Farm Road 1076 will be laid in a new subdivision off Farm Road 2220.
As an pilot project, the road district will lay down two miles of modified aggregate this year. Unlike chip and seal, where the rock is distributed and oil sprayed on top, modified aggregate has the rock mixed with a slurry seal to be laid all at once. The mixture is recommended as a new way to seal roads previously covered with hot mix, Bunch said.
Crews will lay the modified aggregate on a mile of Farm Road 1100, between Highway 60 and Farm Road 2020, and on a mile of Farm Road 1090, between Highway BB and Farm Road 2030.
A total of nine miles of roads are scheduled for resurfacing this year, almost two-thirds of which are in Barry County.
Bunch estimated the hot mix work would done around the end of July, and the chip-and-seal resurfacing would be finished by mid-August. The modified aggregate would be laid by the end of August.