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Aug. 17, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: Vinzant

High friction surface treatment to be applied to two locations

Beginning Monday, Aug. 28, Westbound U.S. Route 36 in St. Joseph will be reduced to one lane between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. for an innovative surface treatment.

That night, contractors will begin blasting the current surface off a section of the road between Watson and Taylor Roads before applying a high friction surface treatment. This is expected to take one night. The contractors will then perform the same treatment on a section between 10th Street and Interstate 229 in St. Joseph, which is expected to take two to three nights. This treatment gives drivers better grip in hazardous conditions like rain or snow.

This could help reduce the number of accidents in these areas, which were chosen due to the high number of crashes in their locations. Motorists should be alert and follow all construction signs and message boards.