A MoDOT official, right, describes the Highway A improvement plans to two residents during an open house meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18. The state plans to resurface the highway, add 2-foot shoulders where possible and make other improvements between Washington and Union. The tentative schedule is for the project to be done in 2015. About 150 people attended the five-hour open house held at the St. Gertrude Parish Center. Missourian Photo.