A ten-county region in north central Missouri has spent the past 21-years planning for construction of a lake that will provide drinking water to over 50,000 customers. Over $118 million of funding has been secured for the future lake. RK Excavation assisted a local 8(a) contractor with roadbed construction this past construction season. The construction team divided the 4-mile corridor into seven excavation sections that balanced. Articulated trucks pulling 32-CY pans moved material efficiently across the corridor. Undercutting of soft areas was required across three low areas near the location of future bridges. Once the embankments are constructed, they will be armored with 60,000 tons of Rip Rap under this same contract. Future contracts will tie the new roadbed into existing state highways ahead of the proposed dam construction.