The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved over $11 million in contracts to improve roads across mid-Missouri next year. Among the projects approved by the Commission are seal coat overlays on Routes U, V, and DD in Phelps County, Routes 134, D, H, Y, and AA in Miller and Morgan counties, Route 5 in southern Laclede County, and Routes Y, V and Outer Road 54 in Camden County. The Commissioners approved pavement grinding on westbound Interstate 44 near Bourbon in Crawford County and resurfacing projects on Routes BB and MM in Laclede County. All projects are scheduled to take place in the 2023 construction season.