The closure of Route 3 has forced heavy traffic onto Routes BB and D over the past two years. MoDOT Assistant District Engineer Kevin James says they’re looking into the deteriorating condition of these roads.

Work on these roads wouldn’t be completed until repairs are made to Route 3. That project is expected to be completed next year. James says the two alternate routes have differing needs.

A contract is scheduled to be awarded for Route 3 September 7th.