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July 29, 2013MO |  By: Barnett

Pavement Blow-Ups

With temperatures exceeding 90 degrees across the region, officials from the Missouri Department of Transportation are advising motorists to be aware that heat can affect roadway surfaces.

State Maintenance Engineer for MoDOT, Beth Wright, says the heat can cause pavement blow-ups, which is when the pavement buckles and warps. She says these blow-ups occur because of the temperatures stay high day and night

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Wright says MoDOT crews are monitoring state routes for these blow-ups and will make repairs as soon as they occur. Motorists who come across a blow-up are asked to contact MoDOT officials at 1-888-ASK-MODOT.