MoDOT says the asphalt put down on the far left lane of eastbound Interstate 44 is not good enough. Apparently the "mix" of components did not produce a material which will last.
MoDOT says rather than rush through the job, they want to get the right "mix" from their contractor and do it right the first, uh, second time.
I thought the assistant engineer was candid in saying that the department was well aware how annoyed motorists are with the delays, the confusing white lane lines, and the ongoing construction. He promises the westbound work will be different.
In the meantime, eastbound is going to be messed up for more than a month.