MoDOT, BUPD Selected for National Effort toward Safer Roads

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MoDOT, BUPD Selected for National Effort toward Safer Roads
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Fri, 02/03/2023 – 10:35

Department commits to action through new national strategy

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation has partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation on a new, comprehensive approach to reversing the rise in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on the nation’s highways, roads and streets. This National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) partnership comes after two consecutive years of more than 1,000 roadway fatalities in Missouri, a mark that hadn’t previously been met since 2006.
MoDOT was recognized as a “First Mover” for the U.S. DOT’s NRSS program. MoDOT has committed to a Call to Action centered around its Buckle Up Phone Down (BUPD) program. The BUPD program challenges Missourians to do their part in making Missouri’s roads safer by using their seat belt and putting down, or turning off, their phone while driving.
“Missouri is honored to partner with the U.S. DOT in support of the national effort toward safer roads,” said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna. “The fatalities on our nation’s roads and here in Missouri are staggering. On average in Missouri, three people are killed each day on our roads and two of them weren’t wearing a seat belt. It’s imperative we commit ourselves to safer driving habits and reverse this unacceptable trend. This national partnership is an important step, but the effort requires a commitment from every person on the road every trip.”
MoDOT initiated the BUPD program in 2017, and it has spread steadily across Missouri and more than a dozen other states. The current program focuses outreach to drivers through educational materials and a BUPD pledge, which is available to individuals and businesses at www.modot.org/bupd.
This BUPD Call to Action commitment is just the latest in MoDOT’s ongoing safety improvement efforts encompassed in Show-Me Zero, the state’s strategic highway safety plan. The plan promotes safety for all road users by focusing on four key messages: buckle up, phone down, slow down and drive sober. Show-Me Zero also embraces a safe system approach which works by building and reinforcing multiple layers of protection to both prevent crashes from happening and to minimize the harm caused when crashes do occur. More information about Show-Me Zero is available at www.savemolives.com/mcrs/show-me-zero .
For more information on the U.S. DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy Call to Action, visit https://www.transportation.gov/NRSS/CallToAction.
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Fri, 02/03/2023 – 04:32

MoDOT: Chestnut Expressway Safety & Operational Improvements In Springfield

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MoDOT: Chestnut Expressway Safety & Operational Improvements In Springfield
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Thu, 02/02/2023 – 11:40

Focus of Virtual Public Meeting February 16-March 2

Springfield, Greene County – Those interested in a project to improve traffic flow along Chestnut Expressway (Loop 44/Business Route 65) in Springfield are invited to view the proposed improvements and project information via a virtual (online) public meeting from Thursday, February 16 until Thursday, March 2, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
Starting Thursday, February 16, the virtual public meeting can be accessed here: http://www.modot.org/southwest
For those unable to access the online meeting, contact MoDOT’s Southwest District Office at 417.895.7600 and accommodations will be made to share the information and gather feedback.
Project highlights:
Proposed improvements on Chestnut Expressway (Loop 44/Business 65) from I-44 to Eastgate Avenue in Springfield include:
Signal improvements at various locations
Sidewalk (ADA) improvements at various locations
Intersection improvements at various locations
Improve safety and traffic operations by managing access
Operational improvements at US Route 65 diverging diamond interchange
Install mid-block pedestrian hybrid beacon
Resurfacing and pavement marking from Lulwood Avenue to Eastgate Avenue
Expected traffic impacts during construction:
Nighttime work hours from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.
Lane closings on Chestnut Expressway (Loop 44/Business 65) at times
Narrowed lanes and traffic shifts on Chestnut Expressway (Loop 44/Business 65) at times
During higher traffic volume times, drivers can expect occasional delays
During the intersection work, turn lanes may be closed at times
Crews and equipment close to traffic in areas
Drivers may need to seek alternate routes to get to their destinations
Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2024.
The estimated project cost is $7.9 million.
END  (For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest)  (Follow MoDOT’s Southwest District: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube)
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New Website Launched to Help Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

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New Website Launched to Help Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

johnathan.shiflett

Thu, 02/02/2023 – 09:20

February 2, 2023

Jefferson City

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Governor’s Challenge Team to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families has launched a new website to further the state’s efforts in reducing suicides: www.mogovchallenge.com.
The site provides general information on the team’s projects and strategic priorities, the impact suicide is having on the military community, and resources for both members of the military community and for anyone wishing to support them. The website also offers access to free online military culture and suicide prevention training through PsychArmor for health care providers, Veterans, employers, military family members, and others.
Missouri established a Governor’s Challenge team in 2021 under Governor Parson’s leadership. The Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families is a non-partisan state interagency team created to collaborate, plan, and implement suicide prevention best practices and policies for service members, Veterans, and their families across the state.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration originally launched the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges to bring together leaders in community and state governments to prevent suicide among service members, Veterans, and their families.
The Missouri Governor’s Challenge Team consists of members from the Governor’s Office, Department of Mental Health, Department of Social Services, Missouri Veterans Commission, Office of the State Courts Administrator, Missouri National Guard, Department of Corrections, Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development, American Legion – Missouri, Compass Health Network, Missouri AgrAbility, Missouri Behavioral Health Council, Missouri Institute of Mental Health – Safer Homes Collaborative, Missouri Suicide Prevention Network, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Stay connected on Facebook & Twitter: @MOGovChallenge.
For more information contact info@mogovchallenge.com.

Crews closing intersection of Watson Drive and 19th Street in Kearney, Missouri, Feb. 7 – June 1

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Crews closing intersection of Watson Drive and 19th Street in Kearney, Missouri, Feb. 7 – June 1
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Wed, 02/01/2023 – 14:15

MoDOT plans to CLOSE the intersection of Watson Drive and 19th Street in Kearney, Missouri for construction of new round-a-bout near construction of the new I-35 and 19th street interchange. As part of this work 19th Street will be closed at Paddock Drive heading west and north onto Watson Drive. Watson Drive will be closed from 19th Steet to west 11th Terrace. Please note that this is a complete closure of City of Kearney roadways. This closure will be in place from approximately Feb. 7- June 1, 2023. All work is weather permitting.
This work is part a larger project, which is in partnership with the City of Kearney, MoDOT will construct a new interchange on I-35 at 19th Street (144th Street) approximately 1 mile south of Route 92.  The new interchange will cross over I-35 and will include ramps to/from I-35. The improvements will also include bike lanes and accommodate pedestrians with trail and sidewalk. 
Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.
 
For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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MoDOT schedules day and night closures on I-270 and New Florissant Road (Route N) February 5 -11

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MoDOT schedules day and night closures on I-270 and New Florissant Road (Route N) February 5 -11
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Wed, 02/01/2023 – 14:05

ST. LOUIS – Drivers who regularly use New Florissant Road (Route N) near I-270 should be aware of upcoming day and night closures during the week of February 5. Between February 5 and February 11, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will intermittently close I-270 and New Florissant Road at I-270 in both directions. Closures are as follows:
Each day, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., crews will close one lane on New Florissant Road in each direction. One lane on eastbound and westbound I-270 also will be closed as needed.
Each night, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., crews will close all lanes on new Florissant Road between Dunn and Pershall roads. Up to two lanes of I-270 in each direction also will be closed as needed.
The closures will allow work crews to complete the final stages of construction for the new I-270 bridge over New Florissant Road.
Detours for New Florissant Road are as follows:
Southbound traffic will bypass construction by traveling west on Dunn Road, south on Hanley Avenue/Graham Road and east on Pershall Road back to New Florissant Road.
Northbound traffic will bypass construction by taking Pershall Road east to access the U-turn bridge near Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue to travel west on Dunn Road back to New Florissant Road.
The closure and construction work are part of the $278 million I-270 North Project infrastructure upgrades. To stay updated on the status of this closure and to view a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction, please visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org.  Travelers can also contact MoDOT’s customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at:I270North@modot.mo.gov.
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Governor Parson Grants 18 Pardons for Month of January

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Governor Parson Grants 18 Pardons for Month of January

johnathan.shiflett

Wed, 02/01/2023 – 12:46

February 1, 2023

Jefferson City

For the month of January 2023, Governor Mike Parson granted 18 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and have been sent to the individuals. Families have been or are in the process of being notified. 
Governor Parson has instructed his legal team to continue reviewing clemency files and working to eliminate the backlog inherited by his administration.
To review the names of the individuals granted clemency, please see attached.
1-31-2023 Pardons.pdf

Bipartisan set of bills would extend post-pregnancy healthcare

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      A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is sponsoring legislation that they hope will save the lives of women and infants in Missouri, and in doing so, move the state farther from the bottom in the nation in infant and maternal mortality.       Their proposals would extend MO HealthNet or Show-Me Healthy Babies coverage for … Continue reading “Bipartisan set of bills would extend post-pregnancy healthcare”

St. Louis Work Zones February 2-8

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St. Louis Work Zones February 2-8
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Wed, 02/01/2023 – 10:25

ST. LOUIS – Drivers who regularly use New Halls Ferry Road at Interstate 270 should be aware that crews will close the roadway under the I-270 bridge in both directions, between Dunn and Pershall roads, starting at 8 p.m. Friday, February 3.

New Halls Ferry Road will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, February 6. During the closure, crews will complete the second stage of bridge removal to prepare for the new I-270 New Halls Ferry Road Bridge.

Drivers are encouraged to use Dunn and Pershall roads between West Florissant Avenue and Old Halls Ferry Road throughout the closure.

Drivers on Route 67 should be aware of overnight closures through the Lindbergh Tunnel weeknights between February 6-10.

Drivers on I-255 near Koch Road in south St. Louis County should be aware of some overnight ramp closures for guardrail work:

On Monday, February 6, starting at 9 p.m. crews will be close the ramp from eastbound I-255 to Koch Road. The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 7. To get to Koch Road from eastbound I-255 during this closure, exit at Telegraph (Exit 2, Route 231) and take Kinswood to Koch Road.
On Tuesday, February 7, starting at 9 p.m. crews will close the ramp from westbound I-255 to Koch Road. The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 8.  Illinois drivers heading to Koch Road will need to continue on westbound I-255 to Telegraph (Exit 2, Route 231), loop around and take eastbound I-255 and exit at Koch Road.
For more on roadway closures due to construction, additional work zone information and real-time roadway weather conditions, go to http://traveler.modot.org/map.  For real-time traffic, visit www.gatewayguide.com. All work is subject to change and may be shifted due to inclement weather.

Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures: 

I-55, St. Louis City, two left lanes closed northbound and southbound between Gravois to Weber until summer 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, the ramp from Germania to northbound and the ramp from Loughborough to northbound will be closed through 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, the ramp from northbound to Loughborough will be closed through 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, one left lane northbound closed from Bayless to Arsenal through spring 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, the ramp from Lafayette/Truman and the ramp from Cherokee to southbound I-55 closed through December 2023.
I-70/44, St. Louis City, express lanes and the ramp from the express lanes to Broadway are closed through spring 2023.
I-70/44, St. Louis City, Biddle on-ramp to 70/44 closed through spring 2023.
I-70, St. Louis City, southbound Broadway bridge over the interstate is closed through spring 2023.
I-170, St. Louis County, the Lackland Bridge over the interstate will be closed through July 2023.
I-170, St. Louis County, one southbound right lane will be closed at Lackland through July 2023.
I-270, St. Louis County, one lane is closed on the one-way outer road (Pershall Road) from West Florissant to New Halls Ferry through summer 2023.
I-270, St. Louis County, one lane is closed on the one-way outer road (Pershall Road) at Ford Road through April 2023.
I-270, St. Louis County, one lane is closed on the one-way outer road (Dunn Road) from New Halls Ferry to Washington/Elizabeth through mid-summer 2023.
Route 67, St. Louis County, one northbound and southbound lane closed north of Route 94 until April 2023.
Route 100, St. Louis County, one westbound lane closed between Hanley and Brentwood through summer 2023.
Route 100, St. Louis County, multiple single lane closures eastbound between McKnight and just east of Hanley through summer 2023.
Route 94/364, St. Charles County, exit ramp to Jungs Station Road/Heritage Crossing closed through spring 2023.
Route 94, St. Charles County, one westbound lane closed between Pralle Lane to Muegge Road through June 2023.
Route M, Jefferson County, one eastbound and one westbound lane closed from St. Lukes to east of Moss Hollow through December 2023.
Route HH, Franklin County, all lanes closed over Calvey Creek through May 2023.
 

Please see the list of daily road closures, weather permitting:

Thursday, February 2

I-64, St. Louis City and St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound for a moving operation between Route 61 and I-44.
I-170, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound for a moving operation between I-270 and I-64.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route CC, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between I-64 and Chesterfield Elementary.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound between Sherman and I-70.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one additional lane (two total) closed westbound at Muegge Road.
Route 61, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Joachim Creek.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
Route 110, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed at Route 67. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone. 
Friday, February 3

I-64, St. Louis City and St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound for a moving operation between Route 61 and I-44.
I-170, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound for a moving operation between I-270 and I-64.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
I-270, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, one lane closed westbound at New Halls Ferry Road.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route AC, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, all lanes closed northbound and southbound under I-270 between Pershall and Dunn Road.
Route CC, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between I-64 and Chesterfield Elementary.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound between Sherman and I-70.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one additional lane (two total) closed westbound at Muegge Road.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook. 
Saturday, February 4

I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-270, St. Louis County, until 5 a.m. Monday, one lane closed westbound at New Halls Ferry Road.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route AC, St. Louis County, until 5 a.m. Monday, all lanes closed northbound and southbound under I-270 between Pershall and Dunn Road. 
Sunday, February 5

I-270, St. Louis County, until 5 a.m. Monday, one lane closed westbound at New Halls Ferry Road.
Route AC, St. Louis County, until 5 a.m. Monday, all lanes closed northbound and southbound under I-270 between Pershall and Dunn Road. 
Monday, February 6

I-64, St. Louis City and St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound for a moving operation between Route 61 and I-44.
I-170, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound for a moving operation between I-270 and I-64.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the ramp from eastbound to Koch Road will be closed.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., up to two eastbound and westbound lanes closed at New Florissant.
I-270, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., all lanes on New Florissant under I-270 between Pershall and Dunn will be closed.
Route 67, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., all northbound lanes at the Lindbergh Tunnel will be closed.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route CC, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed between I-64 and Chesterfield Elementary.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound between Sherman and I-70.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one additional lane (two total) closed westbound at Muegge Road.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook. 
Tuesday, February 7

I-64, St. Louis City and St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound for a moving operation between Route 61 and I-44.
I-170, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound for a moving operation between I-270 and I-64.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the ramp from westbound to Koch Road will be closed.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., up to two eastbound and westbound lanes closed at New Florissant.
I-270, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., all lanes on New Florissant under I-270 between Pershall and Dunn will be closed.
Route 67, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., all northbound lanes at the Lindbergh Tunnel will be closed.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route CC, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed between I-64 and Chesterfield Elementary.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound between Sherman and I-70.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one additional lane (two total) closed westbound at Muegge Road.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook. 
Wednesday, February 8

I-64, St. Louis City and St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound for a moving operation between Route 61 and I-44.
I-170, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound for a moving operation between I-270 and I-64.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the ramp from westbound to Koch Road will be closed.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., up to two eastbound and westbound lanes closed at New Florissant.
I-270, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., all lanes on New Florissant under I-270 between Pershall and Dunn will be closed.
Route 67, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., all northbound lanes at the Lindbergh Tunnel will be closed.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route CC, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed between I-64 and Chesterfield Elementary.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound between Sherman and I-70.
Route 94, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., one additional lane (two total) closed westbound at Muegge Road.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
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MoDOT to close New Halls Ferry Road under I-270 Friday Feb. 3 through Monday Feb. 5

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MoDOT to close New Halls Ferry Road under I-270 Friday Feb. 3 through Monday Feb. 5
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Tue, 01/31/2023 – 18:40

ST. LOUIS – Drivers who regularly use New Halls Ferry Road at Interstate 270, should be aware that the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will temporarily close both directions under the I-270 bridge, between Dunn and Pershall roads, from 8 p.m. Friday, February 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 6. During the closure, crews will complete the second stage of bridge removal to prepare for the new I-270 New Halls Ferry Road Bridge.
Drivers are encouraged to use Dunn and Pershall roads between West Florissant Avenue and Old Halls Ferry Road throughout the closure.
The closure and construction work are part of the $278 million I-270 North Project infrastructure upgrades. To stay updated on the status of this closure and to view a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction, please visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org.  Travelers can also contact MoDOT’s customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at:I270North@modot.mo.gov.
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MoDOT and City of Kansas City Partnering to Stop Downtown Graffiti

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MoDOT and City of Kansas City Partnering to Stop Downtown Graffiti
Visitor (not verified)
Tue, 01/31/2023 – 15:15

Looking to the Public for Help

Cleaning up graffiti in the downtown area is a focus of staff from the Missouri Department of Transportation with support from the City of Kansas City. Recently, MoDOT crews began removing graffiti on Interstate 35 south along Southwest Boulevard in its first effort to clean up the downtown loop over the next few weeks. This will be the first of many efforts in the downtown highway system.
 “We are working to clean up our great city not only for all our civic pride, but in anticipation of several major downtown events coming soon,” said MoDOT KC District Engineer Chris Redline. “We want to clean it and keep it that way, but we need the public’s help.”
Graffiti on public property is illegal, unsafe and doesn’t reflect well on Kansas City. Graffiti appears all over on places like walls, columns, signs, and other areas. Removing graffiti is an expensive and arduous process involving staff time for multiple employees, physical resources and equipment, and traffic impacts to the public when work zones are set up to complete the jobs. Costs can lead into the thousands when all work is complete.
Both the city and MoDOT are asking the public to help curb this illegal activity and contact the Kansas City Police Department at 816-234-5111 when they see anyone defacing downtown public property, whether it’s city or state owned.
“This is time and money we could be using elsewhere on our system,” Redline said. “We support prosecution in matters like this because taxpayer money is used to remove graffiti. And it’s not only expensive to remove, but restitution costs for anyone caught could be extremely high.”
Safety is also a concern for everyone involved. “Many times, vandals put themselves in danger by operating close to traffic, high on a wall or structure,” Redline explained. “These same difficult spots cause similar concerns for our employees when they work to remove graffiti.”
Cleaning graffiti is just one thing MoDOT is focusing on to improve KC – other efforts include sweeping barriers, brush control and trimming, and litter pickup. The department contracted with an external company to begin picking up litter beginning in June 2022 on 40 miles of interstates in the urban Kansas City area. By the end of 2022, 73 tons of litter (11,000 bags) have been removed.  
Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short-term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.
For more information about MoDOT news, projects, or events, visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).
 

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Tue, 01/31/2023 – 09:11

Lindbergh Tunnel to Close Nightly Feb. 6-10 for DMS Board Replacements

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Lindbergh Tunnel to Close Nightly Feb. 6-10 for DMS Board Replacements
Visitor (not verified)
Tue, 01/31/2023 – 14:50

ST. LOUIS – Motorists who travel through the Lindbergh tunnel are to be aware of upcoming closures to replace Digital Message Signs (DMS) in and around the tunnel. The work will require closure of all lanes in one direction at a time.
From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 6-8, the northbound lanes of the tunnel will close.  The southbound lanes will close from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9-10.  Detour signs will direct motorists around the closure.
All work is weather permitting.
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Tue, 01/31/2023 – 08:45

Replacement of Two Cedar County Bridges Focus of Virtual (Online) Public Meeting Feb. 1-14

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Replacement of Two Cedar County Bridges Focus of Virtual (Online) Public Meeting Feb. 1-14
Visitor (not verified)
Tue, 01/31/2023 – 12:55

Cedar County – The public is invited to a virtual (online) public meeting starting Wednesday, February 1, to learn more about a project to replace two (2) bridges in Cedar County, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
The project includes these bridges:
Route M over Bear Creek near Stockton
Route AA over Turkey Creek near Humansville
The meeting will be available for two weeks beginning Wednesday, February 1 until Tuesday, February 14, and can be accessed at https://www.modot.org/cedar-county-bridge-replacement-projects.
The public is invited to make comments and/or ask questions about the project.
Those unable to access the online meeting are encouraged to contact MoDOT’s Southwest District Office at (417) 895-7600 and accommodations will be made to share the information and gather feedback. 
 
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Missouri unveils plans to fight hypoxic dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico

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Missouri unveils plans to fight hypoxic dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico
Karen Kremer
Tue, 01/31/2023 – 11:05

Release Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

JEFFERSON CITY, MO,  JAN. 3 n1, 2023 – Missouri and 11 other states bordering the Mississippi River are working together to address the different factors that together create seasonal dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Each partner state has developed and announced specific strategies that will be implemented over time using targeted federal funding. Last month, Missouri unveiled its state work plan to fight the dead zones and also received its first year of funding totaling nearly $1 million.

Every summer, thousands of acres in the Gulf of Mexico are severely impacted by seasonal temperature shifts combined with an influx of excess phosphorous, nitrogen and other nutrients. Transported by the Mississippi River, these nutrients increase the growth of dense algal blooms that spread throughout the Gulf, depleting oxygen and making a vast area of water deadly for fish and other marine life. This dead zone is known as the Gulf Hypoxic Zone.

As the steward of the Missouri Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, the Department of Natural Resources will implement five separate projects under the Gulf Hypoxia Program. In December, EPA awarded Missouri $965,000 to kick off these projects:

Nutrient Reduction Progress Tracking Dashboard. This new tool will track nutrient reduction progress of state-level water quality and conservation programs. The dashboard will help to better target efforts locally, understand how well current practices are performing and allow for better-informed decisions.
Expansion of Missouri’s Ambient Stream Nutrient Monitoring. This effort will increase monitoring capabilities at four U.S. Geological Survey water quality monitoring stations. The four stations were selected to better capture water quality conditions of the Missouri, Mississippi and Grand rivers.
Missouri Municipal Wastewater Nutrient Optimization Pilot. This new project will assess the efficiency of different alternative wastewater treatment strategies for reducing nutrient loads without requiring municipal treatment facilities to make large capital expenditures. 
Gulf Hypoxia Outreach and Education Exhibit located at the St. Louis Science Center. The department will work with the science center to develop a new public education exhibit to raise awareness of nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf hypoxia, as well as actions the public can take to help reduce their nutrient pollution footprint.
Refining Nutrient Reduction Models with Subsurface Nutrient Transport Measurement. Lincoln University will receive grant funding for a targeted research project, which will create a better understanding of hydrologic flow paths and more refined nutrient tracking models. Thanks to this research, management practices will be better assigned to specific land use situations, which ultimately will lead to more accelerated nutrient loss reductions.
“We hope to share this work not only within our own state, but also to collaborate with other states that are conducting similar projects,” said Chris Wieberg, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program and Missouri’s lead representative on the Hypoxia Task Force.

In November, the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act authorized $60 million in federal funding over five years to states and tribes combatting the Gulf Hypoxic Zone. Missouri, along with its counterparts, will use the funding to develop innovative approaches to reduce nutrient loading from their respective states.

These approaches represent the department’s diverse approach to furthering the goals of Missouri’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, bringing together adaptive approaches to reduce nutrient pollution from point and nonpoint sources. The overarching goal is to improve local water quality and reduce statewide nutrient pollution that ends up in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.

To access a summary of Missouri’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxia plan, as well as Missouri’s complete Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, go to dnr.mo.gov/water/what-were-doing/water-planning/nutrient-loss-reduction-strategy.
 

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Communications Office

Address
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
United States

Main

573-751-1010

Toll-free

800-361-4827

Email

communications@dnr.mo.gov

MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Eastbound I-44 Lane & Ramp Closure at West Bypass In Springfield

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MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Eastbound I-44 Lane & Ramp Closure at West Bypass In Springfield
regan.mitchell
Tue, 01/31/2023 – 09:50

During Nighttime Hours January 31- February 1

Where: Eastbound I-44 right driving lane and U.S. Route 160 (West Bypass) to eastbound I-44 on ramp CLOSED (mile marker 75) in Springfield

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 to 3 a.m. Wednesday, February 1

What: Crews to remove an overturned semi-truck

Traffic Impacts:

Eastbound I-44 right driving lane Closed (mile marker 75)
U.S. Route 160 (West Bypass) to eastbound I-44 on ramp CLOSED (mile marker 75)
I-44 OPEN
Drivers may encounter flaggers directing traffic through the work zone where crews are working
No signed detours, drivers are urged to find alternate routes
Signs and message boards will alert drivers to work zone
Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts
(Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule)

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Tue, 01/31/2023 – 03:48

2023 Missouri Lunar New Year Celebration Video Series Available

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2023 Missouri Lunar New Year Celebration Video Series Available
nomland
Tue, 01/31/2023 – 08:51

January 31, 2023

Jefferson City – A series of videos celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday and highlighting Asian traditions and cultural celebrations are now available. The series also includes a special video from Governor Mike Parson.

After canceling a Jan. 25 celebration at the Missouri State Capitol due to weather, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe and Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Director Anna Hui met to place the final two squares of the ceremonial red banners on the Governor’s double doors.

“Missourians share many common values that are showcased during the Lunar New Year festivities, including a focus on family and hard work,” Lt. Governor Kehoe said. “This is a great way to show citizens and visitors how our state values the diversity of Missouri’s people, cultures, and talents.”

The Lunar New Year, which has been observed for thousands of years, is the most celebrated Asian festival in the world. The 2023 Lunar New Year began on Jan. 22, initiating the Year of the Rabbit, which exemplifies longevity, discretion and good luck.

“With roughly 185,000 Missourians identifying as being of Asian descent, the Lunar New Year marks a great opportunity to highlight the rich heritage of these communities,” Director Hui said. “The Lunar New Year is a special time for my family and me, one that I’m honored and grateful to share with Lt. Governor Kehoe and many others around the state.”

A digital flipbook is also available to accompany the videos and can be found along with related materials at labor.mo.gov/lunar-new-year.

Communications Staff

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations573-751-4091communications2@labor.mo.gov

Crews will CLOSE portion of southbound U.S. 169 beginning Feb. 6 until Fall 2024

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Crews will CLOSE portion of southbound U.S. 169 beginning Feb. 6 until Fall 2024
Visitor (not verified)
Mon, 01/30/2023 – 16:00

Motorists are advised to detour via I-29/I-35 (Christopher Bond Bridge)

Project
Buck O’Neil Bridge Design-Build Project

 

JACKSON AND CLAY COUNTIES – Crews with the Buck O’Neil Bridge project will be making significant traffic pattern changes beginning in February. This includes the TOTAL CLOSURE of southbound U.S. 169 from the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport to Fifth Street in downtown Kansas City beginning on Monday, Feb. 6, until Fall 2024. This more than 600 day closure is part of the construction of the new U.S. 169 Buck O’Neil Bridge and will allow crews to tie the new southbound bridge into the new flyover ramps to Interstate 35. Traffic control for this work will require various lane closures beginning overnight on Saturday, Feb. 4. Motorists can expect southbound U.S. 169 to be closed no later than rush hour on Monday morning, Feb. 6. More details will be announced soon. All work is weather permitting.

Northbound U.S. 169 will remain OPEN to traffic during this time.
Southbound U.S. 169 traffic will be detoured to I-29/I-35 (Christopher Bond Bridge).
Access to and from the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport will be available via southbound U.S. 169 at MO Route 9.
Southbound U.S. 169 south of MO Route 9 will be open for airport access only. There will be no access across southbound U.S. 169 via the Buck O’Neil Bridge.

NEW: Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, crews will CLOSE the northbound U.S. 169 ramp to Richards Road until 3 p.m. to set up temporary barrier.
NEW: Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 9, crews will CLOSE Richards Road at the Harlem Roundabout to Lou Holland Drive until approximately Aug. 2023 for bridge construction.
Motorists should also note that beginning in approximately March 2023, the following ramps will be closed until Dec. 2023:

The ramp from westbound I-70 to southbound I-35.
The ramp from Fifth Street to southbound I-35.
The current Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 169 over the Missouri River, and serves as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected service life.

 #BuckBridge

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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Mon, 01/30/2023 – 09:56

Lane closures scheduled for updates to KC Scout digital sign boards

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Lane closures scheduled for updates to KC Scout digital sign boards
Visitor (not verified)
Mon, 01/30/2023 – 15:10

CLAY COUNTY – Crews will work to update information technology systems related to digital sign boards for KC Scout. The following areas will have one lane closed on the dates and times listed below as crews complete the updates. All work is weather permitting.
US 169 southbound at NW 62nd Street, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. until 3 pm.
I-35 NB at Poe Street, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. until 3 pm.
I-435 NB at NE 53rd Steet, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. until 3 pm.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.
For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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U.S. Route 24 in Chariton County to narrow near Brunswick

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U.S. Route 24 in Chariton County to narrow near Brunswick
Visitor (not verified)
Mon, 01/30/2023 – 12:25

Guardrail to be completed at Palmer Creek Bridge

Project
Chariton County U.S. Route 24 Palmer Creek Bridge Rehabilitation

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The final work on the Palmer Creek bridge deck replacement project will be completed next week. Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., working under a contract with the Missouri Department of Transportation to replace the Palmer Creek Bridge, will conduct guardrail work at the bridge on Chariton County U.S. Route 24 west of Route MM near Brunswick.

One lane of U.S. Route 24 at the bridge will close Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Wednesday, Feb. 1, during daylight hours. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place with flaggers directing motorists through the work zone.

All work is weather dependent, and schedules are subject to change.

MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at traveler.modot.org.

While at modot.org, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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Mon, 01/30/2023 – 06:20

CWD deer management planned at Prairie State Park

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CWD deer management planned at Prairie State Park
Karen Kremer
Mon, 01/30/2023 – 10:59

Release Date
Monday, January 30, 2023

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 30, 2023 – Missouri Department of Conservation officials found a CWD-positive deer during firearms season on private land near Prairie State Park. In an effort to keep the disease from spreading, MDC is planning a controlled culling of deer within the park.

Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a fatal, neurological illness that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose. This contagious disease can be transmitted freely within and among deer populations.

Controlled culling will begin Feb. 1 and continue throughout the month. Portions of the park may be closed and visitors should check the Park and Site Status Map at modnr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0cc1b6513d6e407694aede7b7bdbde93 before visiting.

Based on available scientific information, MDC officials said they believe localized removal of deer through targeted culling is an effective means to minimize the spread of CWD and reduce the rate the disease spreads through the deer population. Removing a greater number of potentially infected deer from the population can slow disease growth rates and minimize the amount of CWD contamination in the environment. Removing additional deer from where CWD has been detected can also help reduce disease transmission within the local population. Limiting population reductions only to areas where CWD is present helps reduce impacts to populations in the surround areas.

As a reminder, hunting is prohibited in state parks, except for specially designated hunts and culling operations. For inquiries about CWD culling, contact MDC at 417-209-6876. For information on trail closures, call the park office at 417-843-6711 or visit the website. Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Mindenmines.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
 

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Tisha Holden

Division Information Officer

Address
Missouri State ParksPO Box 176Jefferson City, MO 65102United States

Office

573-751-6510

Toll-free

800-334-6946

Email

tisha.holden@dnr.mo.gov

Roaring River and Montauk state parks release campsites

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Roaring River and Montauk state parks release campsites
Karen Kremer
Mon, 01/30/2023 – 10:47

Release Date
Monday, January 30, 2023

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 30, 2023 – Missouri State Parks announces campsites previously on hold at Montauk State Park and Roaring River State Park will be released for guests to reserve in March and April. 

Both campgrounds will undergo improvements later in 2023, but will be temporarily available until construction dates are determined. The campsites released will be in campground Loop 4 at Montauk State Park, which will undergo an electrical upgrade from 30 amp to 50 amp sites; and in campground Loop 3 at Roaring River State Park, which will be converted from basic sites to sites with sewer, electric and water. Both projects are in the design phase and should be sent out for bid later this spring. 

Roaring River State Park is located in Cassville, while Montauk State Park is located in Salem.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
 

Contact Information

Tisha Holden

Division Information Officer

Address
Missouri State Parks
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
United States

Office

573-751-6510

Toll-free

800-334-6946

Email

tisha.holden@dnr.mo.gov

MoDOT to close lanes on I-270 eastbound between New Florissant Rd and Washington/Elizabeth, Jan. 28

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MoDOT to close lanes on I-270 eastbound between New Florissant Rd and Washington/Elizabeth, Jan. 28
Visitor (not verified)
Fri, 01/27/2023 – 14:15

ST. LOUIS – Drivers who regularly use eastbound I-270 should note that the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will close two highway lanes between New Florissant Road and Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue, between 4 a.m. and 12 p.m., Saturday, January 27. Drivers will still have access to I-270 eastbound during the closure, however, the eastbound exit ramp at Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue will be closed.
The closures will allow crews to perform an emergency repair on a section of temporary pavement on eastbound I-270.
The lane closures and construction work are part of the $278 million I-270 North Project infrastructure upgrades. To stay updated on the status of this closure and to view a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction, please visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org.  Travelers can also contact MoDOT’s customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I270North@modot.mo.gov.
 
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Planned Roadwork for Northeast Missouri, Jan. 30 – Feb. 9

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Planned Roadwork for Northeast Missouri, Jan. 30 – Feb. 9
Visitor (not verified)
Fri, 01/27/2023 – 13:35

HANNIBAL – The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for Jan. 30 – Feb. 9.
All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.
Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones.
Audrain County
Route K – Feb. 6-9, the road will be CLOSED from Audrain Co. Road 649 to Audrain Co. Road 553 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily for core drilling operations.
Lincoln County
U.S. Route 61 (Southbound) –Jan. 30 & 31, the road will be reduced to one lane from Lincoln County Route C to Lincoln County Route U between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.
U.S. Route 61 (Northbound) – Feb. 1 & 2, the road will be reduced to one lane from Lincoln County Route U to Lincoln County Route C between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.
Marion County
Route MM –Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, the road will have short-term CLOSURES at various locations between Veterans Road and Paulina Drive in Hannibal between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for brush cutting operations. 
Monroe County
Route V –Jan. 30 – Feb 1, the road will be CLOSED to from U.S. Route 36 at Hunnewell to Monroe County Route FF between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations.
Montgomery County
I-70  Westbound Ramps (MM 175) – Feb 2, the ramps will be CLOSED between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for pavement repairs.
I-70  Eastbound Ramps (MM 175) – Feb 2, the ramps will be CLOSED between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. for pavement repairs.
Warren County
Missouri Route 94 – Feb. 1 & 2, the road will be reduced to one lane one-half mile before to immediately after the bridge just east of Rush Island Road between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.
Missouri Route 94 – Feb. 1 & 2, the road will be reduced to one lane one-half mile before to immediately after the bridge just west of Massas Creek Road between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.
Winter is here!  Are you prepared?  The predictions for the weather this winter include a lot of snow, and MoDOT needs your help to stay safe.  Follow these safety tips to help us get through the season: Winter Driving Tips | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org).

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Fri, 01/27/2023 – 07:33

Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 30-Feb. 5

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Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 30-Feb. 5
Visitor (not verified)
Fri, 01/27/2023 – 13:00

St. Joseph, Mo. – The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northwest Missouri region for the week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 5.
All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.
Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones.
Buchanan County
U.S. Route 36 – Bridge rehabilitation project over the Missouri River is currently suspended for winter. Work will resume spring 2023. Westbound is narrowed to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction through June 2023. (Contractor: Comanche Construction, Inc.)
Missouri Route 759 – RAMP CLOSED for a bridge rehabilitation project over the Missouri River. The ramp from Route 759 to westbound U.S. Route 36 is closed through June 2023. (Contractor: Comanche Construction, Inc.)
Route M – Utility work from 66th Street to Nichols Road, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3
 Carroll County
Route UU – CLOSED for a bridge deck replacement project over Turkey Creek and Big Creek, through January. (Contractor: Capital Paving & Construction, LLC).
Route WW – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from 2nd Street to south Main Street in Tina, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3
Chariton County
U.S. Route 24 – Guardrail work at the Palmer Creek Bridge, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place. (Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.
Clinton County
I-35 – Pothole patching southbound from mile marker 47 to mile marker 36. Southbound will be narrowed to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction daily, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3
Gentry County
Route YY – CLOSED until further notice at the Bear Creek Bridge due to deterioration. This bridge is included in a replacement project scheduled to be a part of the September 2023 letting for contractor bids.
Grundy County
U.S. Route 65 – Bridge rehabilitation project over Route 6 in Trenton, through February. Temporary traffic signals will guide motorist through the work zone. A 17-foot width restriction is in place. (Contractor: Capital Paving, Inc.)*
Route W – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Gees Creek Bridge, south of Route F, through early April 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Harrison County
Route D – Pothole patching from  Route 46 to U.S. Route 136, Jan. 30
Linn County
Route WW – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Van Dorsen Creek Bridge, 3 miles east of Marceline, through May 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Route 5 – Pothole patching from U.S. Route 36 to the Chariton County line, Jan. 30 – 31
Livingston County
Route C – CLOSED until further notice at the Shoal Creek Bridge, north of Route DD, due to deterioration. A bridge replacement project was part of MoDOT’s November 2022 letting and awarded to L.G. Barcus and Sons, Inc. A start date for the project has not yet been determined.
Route C – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the bridge over Shoal Creek, just west of Dawn and east of Route DD, through April 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Nodaway County
Route 46 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the bridge over the Nodaway River, near Quitman, through early June 2023. A signed detour is in place. (Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.)*
Sullivan County
Route E – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the West Locust Creek Bridge, 8 miles northwest of Milan, through May 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Worth County
Route W – Pothole patching from Nodaway County line to Route YY, Jan. 31
Route PP – Pothole patching from U.S. Route 169 to Pebble Avenue, Feb. 3

* This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
** This bridge is part of the FARM (Fixing Access to Rural Missouri) Bridge Program. More info: FARM Bridge program web page
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Fri, 01/27/2023 – 06:58

Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments

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Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments

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Fri, 01/27/2023 – 12:23

January 27, 2023

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three judicial appointments to the 21st, 23rd, and 31st Judicial Circuits.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three judicial appointments to the 21st, 23rd, and 31st Judicial Circuits.
The Honorable Nicole S. Zellweger, of Ladue, was appointed as Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit.
Judge Zellweger currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit. She holds Bachelors of Arts in sociology and religion, political science, and criminal justice from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts from Yale Divinity School, and a Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis. She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Renee Hardin-Tammons to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.
The Honorable Shannon R. Dougherty, of Dittmer, was appointed as Circuit Judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit.
Judge Dougherty currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge in the 23rd Judicial Circuit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Troy Cardona.
Daniel R. Wichmer, of Springfield, was appointed as Circuit Judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit.
Mr. Wichmer currently serves as the Executive Director of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Truman State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Jason R. Brown.

Route AH In Stoddard County Closed for Railroad Maintenance

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Route AH In Stoddard County Closed for Railroad Maintenance
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Fri, 01/27/2023 – 10:30

SIKESTON –Route AH in Stoddard County will be closed as railroad crews perform railroad maintenance on the tracks.  
This section of the roadway is located from U.S. 60 to Route 114 near Grayridge, Missouri.  
Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, February 13 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
 
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Fri, 01/27/2023 – 04:26

Route 153 In Stoddard County Closed for Railroad Maintenance

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Route 153 In Stoddard County Closed for Railroad Maintenance
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Fri, 01/27/2023 – 10:15

SIKESTON –Missouri Route 153 in Stoddard County will be closed as railroad crews perform railroad maintenance on the tracks.  
This section of the roadway is located from Route 60 to Route 114 near Essex, Missouri.  
Weather permitting, work will take place Friday, February 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
 
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Fri, 01/27/2023 – 04:12

Route 53 in Butler County Reduced for Approach Repairs

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Route 53 in Butler County Reduced for Approach Repairs
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Fri, 01/27/2023 – 08:10

Sikeston-Route 53 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform approach work.  
This section of the roadway is located between Westwood Boulevard and Fair Street in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  
Weather permitting, work will take place Friday, Feb. 10 through Friday, March 31 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.  
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
 
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Fri, 01/27/2023 – 02:08

Motorists Advised of Lane Closures on Route 54 Near Kingdom City

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Motorists Advised of Lane Closures on Route 54 Near Kingdom City
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Thu, 01/26/2023 – 16:05

CALLAWAY COUNTY – Starting Friday, January 27, contractors for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will be lifting the approach slab on the westbound Auxvasse Creek Bridge on U.S. Route 54 in Callaway County, north of Kingdom City, creating a smoother driving surface for travelers.Due to the work being completed, a single lane of westbound Route 54 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. MoDOT says work is expected to just take one day to complete, but if there are any delays the same traffic control could be in effect on Monday, January 30 as well.Motorists are advised to use extra caution through work zones, obey all traffic signs, and avoid any distractions.All work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/central. Follow MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for project updates.                                                                       ###

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Interstate 155 in Pemiscot County is Reduced for Concrete Work

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Interstate 155 in Pemiscot County is Reduced for Concrete Work
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Thu, 01/26/2023 – 15:00

SIKESTON― Northbound I-155 in Pemiscot County will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform concrete work.   
This section of roadway is located from the Tennessee State line to mile marker 9.4. 
Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Feb. 13 through Monday, March 6 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 
The work zone will be marked with signs.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact Resident Engineer Seth Bollinger at (573) 243-0899, MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
 
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Thu, 01/26/2023 – 08:59

Business Route 60 Reduced for ADA Sidewalk Improvements in Wright County

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Business Route 60 Reduced for ADA Sidewalk Improvements in Wright County
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Thu, 01/26/2023 – 13:40

WILLOW SPRINGS – Business Route 60 in Wright County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews construct sidewalks. This project is part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s initiative to bring roadway facilities into compliance with the current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The section of roadway is located between East Tripp Street and East Newton Street in Mansfield, Missouri. 
Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Jan. 31 through Wednesday, March 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.   
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling in the area.
For more information, please call Resident Engineer Audie Pulliam (417) 469-2589, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.
 
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Thu, 01/26/2023 – 07:38

Roadway Improvements to Begin on I-70 in Montgomery County

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Roadway Improvements to Begin on I-70 in Montgomery County
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Thu, 01/26/2023 – 12:10

Nighttime Lane Closures Scheduled

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I-70 Resurfacing in Montgomery County

HANNIBAL – The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Magruder Paving LLC., will soon begin work on a resurfacing project spanning across 32 miles of Interstate 70 in Montgomery County from the Callaway County line to just east of Route F, near High Hill.

Preliminary guardrail work will begin mid-February which will require nighttime lane closures from mile marker 165-181.  Drivers can expect lane reductions up to one mile in length while guardrail work continues through mid-April. 

“Paving operations are expected to begin in March, as weather and temperatures allow.  Work will continue through June and drivers can expect ramp closures as work progresses.” explained Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Jeff Niemeyer.  “All guardrail and paving work will be completed during nighttime hours between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.,” he added.

All work is weather dependent and schedule changes could occur.  The public will be notified of traffic impacts, including ramp closures, through signs, message boards, news releases and social media as scheduling is planned.

We ask that motorists please be attentive in work zones for their safety and the safety of highway workers. 

For more information contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636) or visit us online at Improve I-70 | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org).

 

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SB Interstate 155 Off Ramp in Pemiscot County Closed for Concrete Work

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SB Interstate 155 Off Ramp in Pemiscot County Closed for Concrete Work
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Thu, 01/26/2023 – 10:45

SIKESTON—Southbound I-155 Off Ramp at Exit 17A in Pemiscot County will be closed as Contractor crews perform concrete work.  
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 a.m. and completion is anticipated Monday, March 6 at 5 p.m. The work zone will be in place 24 hours a day until work is completed.   
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.  
For additional information, contact Resident Engineer Seth Bollinger at (573) 243-0899, MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.  
                                                                                                               
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Thu, 01/26/2023 – 04:41

US DOT Webinar on Preparing for DOT Discretionary Grant Opportunities

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US DOT Webinar on Preparing for DOT Discretionary Grant Opportunities
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Thu, 01/26/2023 – 08:44

This webinar is being provided for those who are less familiar with DOT grant programs and processes to provide an introduction to materials on the Navigator and to spotlight a few open NOFOs.

 

Feb 8, 2023, US DOT Webinar on Preparing for Upcoming DOT Discretionary Grant Opportunities

Description: Join staff from across the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in this webinar to highlight several resources created to help potential grant applicants navigate different funding opportunities. This session will dig into some of the tools available on the DOT Navigator – the Department’s one stop shop for technical assistance, including the upcoming funding opportunity calendar, tools for identifying Federal disadvantaged community areas, and which programs provide non-Federal match flexibility. The session will also spotlight several funding opportunities at USDOT that are currently accepting applications to expand transportation opportunities to urban, rural, and Tribal communities.

Speakers:

Amit Bose, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, USDOT

Andrea Jacobsen, RAISE Grants Program Manager, US DOT Office of the Secretary

Lynda Tran, Director of Public Engagement, US DOT

Veronica McBeth, Senior Advisor, Federal Transit Administration, USDOT

Mariia Zimmerman, Strategic Advisor for Technical Assistance and Community Solutions, USDOT

 

When: Feb 8, 2023, 03:00 – 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Registration link for the Feb. 8 virtual webinar: https://usdot.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_RIEqzND6Rn-khxCI7Y1QiQ.

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AmeriCorps ranks Missouri 10th in the nation for formal volunteering in latest Volunteering and Civic Life in America research

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January 25, 2023Jefferson CityThe Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) announced today that AmeriCorps determined more than 1.4 million Missourians formally volunteered through an organization from September 2020 to September 2021. These volunteer efforts made a $3.1 billion impact on the state, establishing Missouri as 10th in the nation for formal volunteerism.

House efforts target suicide especially among veterans

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      One House member continues his push to reduce suicide in Missouri, particularly among the state’s veterans.        Representative Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) has made veterans’ issues a priority throughout his five years in the House, and now chairs the chamber’s Veterans Committee.  Over the summer he also chaired an interim committee on Veterans’ Mental … Continue reading “House efforts target suicide especially among veterans”

Guard cable repairs will narrow southbound I-29 in Buchanan County

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Guard cable repairs will narrow southbound I-29 in Buchanan County
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Wed, 01/25/2023 – 13:15

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Repairs to damaged guard cable will narrow a section of Interstate 29 in Buchanan County on Thursday, Jan. 26. Contractors from Superior Rail System, LLC., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will close the southbound passing lane of I-29 between mile markers 46.8 and 47.4. Repairs are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and be completed by 11 a.m. During that time, a 10-foot width restriction will be in place.
Drivers should stay alert and obey all traffic signs, barricades, and flaggers to safely navigate through the work zone.
All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.
MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at traveler.modot.org.
While at modot.org, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.
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Major food processing center and cold storage facility to open in Kansas City, investing $199.6 million and creating 583 jobs

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January 25, 2023Kansas CityWest Liberty Foods, a leading protein processor, announced today it will open a food processing center in Kansas City, attached to supporting cold storage facility to be developed by Vertical Cold Storage. The companies are expected to invest a combined $199.6 million and create 583 jobs.

St. Louis Work Zones January 26-31

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St. Louis Work Zones January 26-31
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Wed, 01/25/2023 – 10:55

ST. LOUIS – Motorists traveling I-270 in North St. Louis County should be aware of possible delays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Crews will be closing one westbound lane at New Halls Ferry to rebuild the Halls Ferry Bridge.
For more on roadway closures due to construction, additional work zone information and real-time roadway weather conditions, go to http://traveler.modot.org/map.  For real-time traffic, visit www.gatewayguide.com. All work is subject to change and may be shifted due to inclement weather.
Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
I-55, St. Louis City, two left lanes closed northbound and southbound between Gravois to Weber until summer 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, the ramp from Germania to northbound and the ramp from Loughborough to northbound will be closed through 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, the ramp from northbound to Loughborough will be closed through 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, one left lane northbound closed from Bayless to Arsenal through spring 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, the ramp from Lafayette/Truman and the ramp from Cherokee to southbound I-55 closed through December 2023.
I-70/44, St. Louis City, express lanes and the ramp from the express lanes to Broadway are closed through spring 2023.
I-70/44, St. Louis City, Biddle on-ramp to 70/44 closed through spring 2023.
I-70, St. Louis City, southbound Broadway bridge over the interstate is closed through spring 2023.
I-170, St. Louis County, the Lackland Bridge over the interstate will be closed through July 2023.
I-170, St. Louis County, one southbound right lane will be closed at Lackland through July 2023.
I-270, St. Louis County, one lane is closed on the one-way outer road (Pershall Road) from West Florissant to New Halls Ferry through summer 2023.
I-270, St. Louis County, one lane is closed on the one-way outer road (Pershall Road) at Ford Road through April 2023.
I-270, St. Louis County, one lane is closed on the one-way outer road (Dunn Road) from New Halls Ferry to Washington/Elizabeth through mid-summer 2023.
Route 67, St. Louis County, one northbound and southbound lane closed north of Route 94 until April 2023.
Route 100, St. Louis County, one westbound lane closed between Hanley and Brentwood through summer 2023.
Route 100, St. Louis County, multiple single lane closures eastbound between McKnight and just east of Hanley through summer 2023.
Route 94/364, St. Charles County, exit ramp to Jungs Station Road/Heritage Crossing closed through spring 2023.
Route 94, St. Charles County, one westbound lane closed between Pralle Lane to Muegge Road through June 2023.
Route HH, Franklin County, all lanes closed over Calvey Creek through May 2023.
Please see the list of daily road closures, weather permitting:
Thursday, January 26
I-70, St. Louis City, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., various lanes closed on Cass Bridge over I-70.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. – 5 p.m., one lane closed from David Hoerkel Parkway to Wentzville Parkway.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
Friday, January 27
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one westbound lane closed between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to noon, one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
Saturday, January 28
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one westbound lane closed at New Halls Ferry.
I-270, St. Louis County, 4 a.m. to 3 p.m., eastbound exit ramp to Washington/Elizabeth and two eastbound lanes closed from New Florissant to Washington/Elizabeth.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood. 
Sunday, January 29
No scheduled work
Monday, January 30
I-70, St. Louis City, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., various lanes closed on Cass Bridge over I-70.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., eastbound ramp to Koch Road closed.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one westbound lane closed between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. – 5 p.m., one lane closed from David Hoerkel Parkway to Wentzville Parkway.
Route 61, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound and one westbound lane closed at Joachim Creek.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
 Tuesday, January 31
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
I-255, St. Louis County, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., westbound ramp to Koch Road closed.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one westbound lane closed between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. – 5 p.m., one lane closed from David Hoerkel Parkway to Wentzville Parkway.
Route 61, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound and one westbound lane closed at Joachim Creek.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
 Wednesday, February 1
I-70, St. Louis City, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., various lanes closed on Cass Bridge over I-70.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.., one eastbound lane closed at Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Koch Road Bridge.
I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at New Florissant.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one westbound lane closed between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one right lane closed eastbound between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. – 5 p.m., one lane closed from David Hoerkel Parkway to Wentzville Parkway.
Route 61, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound and one westbound lane closed at Joachim Creek.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
Route 110, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed at Route 67. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone. 
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Wed, 01/25/2023 – 04:53

Nighttime Lane Reductions Continue for Interstate 70 and Missouri Route 19

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Nighttime Lane Reductions Continue for Interstate 70 and Missouri Route 19
Visitor (not verified)
Wed, 01/25/2023 – 10:35

Closure of South Outer Road I-70/Tree Farm Road at New Florence Scheduled

HANNIBAL –   Drivers will continue to experience temporary traffic impacts over the next few months when traveling on Interstate 70 and Missouri Route 19, near New Florence.
The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., have scheduled the following traffic impacts:
Intermittent rolling lane closures will continue through the month of February along I-70 near the MO 19 exit to move equipment into the median between 8 p.m.-10 p.m. and 4 a.m. – 6 a.m. 
Beginning as early as Jan. 30, I-70 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between mile markers 174 and 176 from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for bridge concrete placement.  All ramps at Missouri Route 19 will remain open.  This work is anticipated to continue over then next month.
Early February, Missouri Route 19 will be reduced to one lane just south of Interstate 70/Tree Farm Road near New Florence between 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for temporary pavement widening.  All ramps at Missouri Route 19 and access to the south outer road/Tree Farm Road will remain open. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone. This work is anticipated to be completed within one week and will begin when site conditions allow.
The South Outer Road of Interstate 70/Tree Farm Road near New Florence, west of Highway 19, is tentatively scheduled to temporarily close as early as February 6 but no later than the first week of March, dependent upon when site conditions allow earth work operations to resume.  The road will remain closed over the next several months with anticipated re-opening in mid-summer.
All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.  Drivers will be alerted to all traffic impacts through signs and changeable message boards. “As construction continues on the bridge replacement and interchange improvement project, we would like to remind drivers to be attentive in work zones and put down your cell phones to eliminate distractions,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Jeff Niemeyer.  
Drivers can learn more about the specific construction phases of the project and traffic impacts by viewing the video series created to help keep drivers informed.  The stage 1 construction video can be found here:  MO 19 Bridge Replacement Over I-70 & Interchange Improvements – Stage 1 – YouTube.  For more information about this new interchange project, visit us online at Missouri Route 19 Bridge Replacement and Interchange Improvement over I-70 | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org). 

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Wed, 01/25/2023 – 04:30

Routes A and H in Ralls County Closed Due to Winter Road Conditions

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Routes A and H in Ralls County Closed Due to Winter Road Conditions
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Wed, 01/25/2023 – 05:35

HANNIBAL – Routes A and H in Ralls County  are closed due to road conditions from the winter storm.  The roads are curvy and hilly and  drivers are advised to stay on major roads.  Please use alternate routes and refer to MoDOT’s online traveler map at www.modot.org for updates.
Winter is here!  Are you prepared?  The predictions for the weather this winter include a lot of snow, and MoDOT needs your help to stay safe.  Follow these safety tips to help us get through the season: Winter Driving Tips | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org).

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Tue, 01/24/2023 – 23:31

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 23-02 In Preparation of Forecasted Severe Winter Weather

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 23-02 In Preparation of Forecasted Severe Winter Weather

johnathan.shiflett

Tue, 01/24/2023 – 17:30

January 24, 2023

Activates Missouri National Guard Members, Extends State of Emergency Declared for Gygr-Gas Customers

Jefferson City

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-02, activating the Missouri National Guard to assist local authorities in responding to severe winter weather that is forecasted to begin across Missouri this evening.
The Order also extends the existing State of Emergency established in Executive Order 22-08 and later modified and extended in 22-11. Liquified petroleum gas containers owned by Gygr-Gas may continue to be filled by other Missouri propane companies through February 28. 
“As always, we pray for the best but want to be prepared for the worst,” Governor Parson said. “While we hope Missourians will see little disruption due to forecasted winter weather, state government and the Missouri National Guard will be on alert to assist with response efforts if the need arises. Roadways could become increasingly hazardous, and we want to urge Missourians to be prepared and avoid traveling in poor conditions.”
Executive Order 23-02 will expire on February 28, 2023, unless otherwise terminated or extended. 
To view Executive Order 23-02, click here. 

Traffic Alert: Signal and lighting repairs scheduled for U.S. 71 now through Feb. 3

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Traffic Alert: Signal and lighting repairs scheduled for U.S. 71 now through Feb. 3
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Tue, 01/24/2023 – 16:30

 
JACKSON COUNTY – Crews will be replacing lights and repairing various signals along portions of northbound and southbound U.S. 71 between The Paseo and the Blue River. This work will cause various lane closures in the area on weekdays between now and Friday, Feb. 3, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Motorists may experience delays in the area and are advised to plan ahead. All work is weather permitting.
 Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.
For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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Tue, 01/24/2023 – 10:29

Route B Bridge over I-57 in Mississippi County to Be Replaced

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Route B Bridge over I-57 in Mississippi County to Be Replaced
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Tue, 01/24/2023 – 16:20

Bootheel Bridge Bundle Construction Continues

SIKESTON – Construction to replace the Route B bridge over Interstate 57 in Mississippi County is slated to begin in mid-February. The bridge is located near Bertrand, Missouri.
Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Feb. 13, with completion anticipated by Friday, June 30.  
As construction is underway, Route B will be closed in the vicinity of the bridge. Traffic will utilize the interchange ramps from northbound I-57 to travel south on Route B or from southbound I-57 to travel north on Route B. Throughout construction there will be minimal impacts to I-57 traffic. Impacts to I-57 traffic will occur during demolition of the existing bridge and as the beams are set.
The new bridge will raise the vertical clearance for I-57 traffic. In addition, roundabouts will be constructed on either side of the bridge. Roundabouts are known to result in calmer traffic while still allowing traffic to flow efficiently. Additional details will be released prior to construction of the roundabouts.
The bridge is included in the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project, which will improve 17 bridges throughout Southeast Missouri. Completion of the Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project is anticipated on or before Dec. 31, 2023. The design-build project website is available at https://www.modot.org/bootheel-bridge-bundle.
This bridge is also included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. 
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, please contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or Travis Slayton, project manager for the Robertson Contractors Team, at (573) 785-0880. 
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Division of Labor Standards Reminds Public Works Contractors to Help Set Prevailing Wage

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Division of Labor Standards Reminds Public Works Contractors to Help Set Prevailing Wage
nomland
Tue, 01/24/2023 – 11:19

January 24, 2023

Jefferson City – The Division of Labor Standards within the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is reminding contractors that work on public works projects that the annual Contractor’s Wage Survey deadline is nearing. Each year, Missouri’s prevailing wage rates are determined based on information provided through Contractor’s Wage Surveys. These surveys may be submitted electronically to the Division of Labor Standards by Jan. 31.

Missouri’s Prevailing Wage Law establishes a minimum wage rate that must be paid to workers on Missouri public works construction projects valued at more than $75,000, such as bridges, roads, and government buildings. The prevailing wage rate differs by county and for different types of work.

State law requires that all workers working on public works projects be paid the proper prevailing wage rate. Prevailing wage rates are determined by actual hours worked, for a particular occupational title (classification/trade) in each individual county throughout the state.

The Division of Labor Standards encourages completing the Contractor’s Wage Survey online by January 31 or, if submitted by mail, the survey must be postmarked by January 31. If electronic filing was utilized last year, it will be necessary to re-register.

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Department of Labor and Industrial Relations573-751-4091communications2@labor.mo.gov

State Awards $30 million in Funding to Help Companies Find and Train Workers

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State Awards $30 million in Funding to Help Companies Find and Train Workers

johnathan.shiflett

Tue, 01/24/2023 – 10:00

January 24, 2023

Jefferson City

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $30 million through the ARPA Workforce Training Grant Program. The program is focused on helping companies address workforce shortages by recruiting and training thousands of Missourians.
“As we continue to invest in our workforce, we’re excited to announce the recipients of the Workforce Training Grant Program,” Governor Parson said. “From day one, our administration has made it a top priority to ensure employers have the workers they need to expand and grow. A stronger workforce means a stronger tomorrow, and this program will go a long way in ensuring Missouri workers can meet the demands of the future.”
The ARPA Workforce Training Grant Program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), was launched in August 2022. The program awarded competitive grants to a wide range of applicants and will train workers for a variety of industries including child care, health care, broadband deployment, manufacturing, and more. The grant is also aimed at helping those who need it most, encouraging recipients to train at-risk and low-income populations.
“This program is going to help employers in critical industries find the workers they need to propel our economy forward,” Maggie Kost, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development said. “At the same time, it will equip real people with job skills that improve their lives, provide for their families, and benefit their communities.”
“Our team has worked hard to make the Workforce Training Grant Program as efficient as possible in helping Missouri’s workforce recover from the impact of the pandemic,” Kristie Davis, Director of Missouri One Start said. “This program is advancing our goal of helping workers develop their skillsets while ensuring companies can recruit the talent they need. We’re proud to make these historic investments that will have a lasting impact on our state’s workforce, economic growth, and overall wellbeing.”
For details on recipients of the ARPA Workforce Training Grant Program, please see attachment. 
To learn more about DED’s ARPA-funded grant programs, visit ded.mo.gov/arpa.
Workforce Training Grant Program Recipients v2 (1).pdf

State awards $30 million in ARPA funding to help companies find and train workers

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January 24, 2023Jefferson CityThe Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today the award of $30 million through the ARPA Workforce Training Grant Program. The program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), is focused on helping companies address workforce shortages by recruiting and training thousands of Missourians.

Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointment to Various Boards and Commissions

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Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointment to Various Boards and Commissions

johnathan.shiflett

Mon, 01/23/2023 – 15:18

January 23, 2023

Jefferson City

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced seven appointments to various boards and commissions. 
Tim Francka, of Bolivar, was appointed to the Missouri State University Board of Governors.
Mr. Francka is the Administrative Director of Long Term Care for Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. He has been with the Foundation since 1989. He also serves as a member of the Missouri Health Care Association board of directors and currently serves as the Missouri delegate to the American Health Care Association. Mr. Francka holds a Bachelor of Science in finance and business from Missouri State University.
Lisa Newcomer, of Jackson, was appointed to the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care.
Ms. Newcomer currently serves as Vice President of Regional Operations for Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau. She previously served as Service Line Director of Cancer Services at Saint Francis Healthcare System, and she is an American College of Healthcare Executives fellow. Ms. Newcomer holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in health care administration from William Woods University.  
Tameka Randle, of Cape Girardeau, was appointed to the Missouri Housing Development Commission.
Ms. Randle currently serves as Executive Director of People Organized to Revitalize Community Healing (PORCH), a non-profit organization. She serves on the Cape Girardeau City Council as the Ward Two Representative. She holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from Southeast Missouri State University.
David Sater, of Cassville, was appointed to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education.
Dr. Sater is a retired pharmacist and former owner and operator of Sater Pharmacy in Cassville. He is a former Missouri State Senator for District 29 and a former Missouri State Representative for District 68. He has been a member of the Missouri Pharmacy Association since 1973. Dr. Sater holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Missouri State University and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
Jeff Schrag, of Springfield, was appointed to the Missouri State University Board of Governors.
Mr. Schrag is the owner and founder of Mothers Brewing Company in Springfield and is the publisher of the Daily Events newspaper. He has served as the chairman of both the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. He has also previously served as President of the Missouri Press Association and the Missouri Craft Brewers Guild. He holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communications from Kansas State University.
Harry Thompson, of Lohman, was appointed to the Air Conservation Commission.
Mr. Thompson currently serves as President of the Cole County Farm Bureau. He is a retired owner and operator of a row crop and livestock farm. He previously served on the boards of MFA Inc. and Missouri Farm Bureau.
Chris Williams, of Carl Junction, was appointed to the Missouri Mining Commission.
Mr. Williams is currently the Vice President of Operations at Capital Materials in Jefferson City. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association. He has previously served as Vice President of Aggregate Operations for Erlen Group. Mr. Williams holds an Associate Degree in business administration from Missouri Southern State University.

Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

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Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

johnathan.shiflett

Mon, 01/23/2023 – 15:18

January 23, 2023

Jefferson City

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced seven appointments to various boards and commissions. 
Tim Francka, of Bolivar, was appointed to the Missouri State University Board of Governors.
Mr. Francka is the Administrative Director of Long Term Care for Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. He has been with the Foundation since 1989. He also serves as a member of the Missouri Health Care Association board of directors and currently serves as the Missouri delegate to the American Health Care Association. Mr. Francka holds a Bachelor of Science in finance and business from Missouri State University.
Lisa Newcomer, of Jackson, was appointed to the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care.
Ms. Newcomer currently serves as Vice President of Regional Operations for Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau. She previously served as Service Line Director of Cancer Services at Saint Francis Healthcare System, and she is an American College of Healthcare Executives fellow. Ms. Newcomer holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in health care administration from William Woods University.  
Tameka Randle, of Cape Girardeau, was appointed to the Missouri Housing Development Commission.
Ms. Randle currently serves as Executive Director of People Organized to Revitalize Community Healing (PORCH), a non-profit organization. She serves on the Cape Girardeau City Council as the Ward Two Representative. She holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from Southeast Missouri State University.
David Sater, of Cassville, was appointed to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education.
Dr. Sater is a retired pharmacist and former owner and operator of Sater Pharmacy in Cassville. He is a former Missouri State Senator for District 29 and a former Missouri State Representative for District 68. He has been a member of the Missouri Pharmacy Association since 1973. Dr. Sater holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Missouri State University and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
Jeff Schrag, of Springfield, was appointed to the Missouri State University Board of Governors.
Mr. Schrag is the owner and founder of Mothers Brewing Company in Springfield and is the publisher of the Daily Events newspaper. He has served as the chairman of both the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. He has also previously served as President of the Missouri Press Association and the Missouri Craft Brewers Guild. He holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communications from Kansas State University.
Harry Thompson, of Lohman, was appointed to the Air Conservation Commission.
Mr. Thompson currently serves as President of the Cole County Farm Bureau. He is a retired owner and operator of a row crop and livestock farm. He previously served on the boards of MFA Inc. and Missouri Farm Bureau.
Chris Williams, of Carl Junction, was appointed to the Missouri Mining Commission.
Mr. Williams is currently the Vice President of Operations at Capital Materials in Jefferson City. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association. He has previously served as Vice President of Aggregate Operations for Erlen Group. Mr. Williams holds an Associate Degree in business administration from Missouri Southern State University.

Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

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Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

Dakota.Julian

Mon, 01/23/2023 – 15:06

January 23, 2023

Jefferson City

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced seven appointments to various boards and commissions. 
Tim Francka, of Bolivar, was appointed to the Missouri State University Board of Governors.
Mr. Francka is the Administrative Director of Long Term Care for Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. He has been with the Foundation since 1989. He also serves as a member of the Missouri Health Care Association board of directors and currently serves as the Missouri delegate to the American Health Care Association. Mr. Francka holds a Bachelor of Science in finance and business from Missouri State University.
Lisa Newcomer, of Jackson, was appointed to the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care.
Ms. Newcomer currently serves as Vice President of Regional Operations for Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau. She previously served as Service Line Director of Cancer Services at Saint Francis Healthcare System, and she is an American College of Healthcare Executives fellow. Ms. Newcomer holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in health care administration from William Woods University.  
Tameka Randle, of Cape Girardeau, was appointed to the Missouri Housing Development Commission.
Ms. Randle currently serves as Executive Director of People Organized to Revitalize Community Healing (PORCH), a non-profit organization. She serves on the Cape Girardeau City Council as the Ward Two Representative. She holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from Southeast Missouri State University.
David Sater, of Cassville, was appointed to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education.
Dr. Sater is a retired pharmacist and former owner and operator of Sater Pharmacy in Cassville. He is a former Missouri State Senator for District 29 and a former Missouri State Representative for District 68. He has been a member of the Missouri Pharmacy Association since 1973. Dr. Sater holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Missouri State University and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
Jeff Schrag, of Springfield, was appointed to the Missouri State University Board of Governors.
Mr. Schrag is the owner and founder of Mothers Brewing Company in Springfield and is the publisher of the Daily Events newspaper. He has served as the chairman of both the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. He has also previously served as President of the Missouri Press Association and the Missouri Craft Brewers Guild. He holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communications from Kansas State University.
Harry Thompson, of Lohman, was appointed to the Air Conservation Commission.
Mr. Thompson currently serves as President of the Cole County Farm Bureau. He is a retired owner and operator of a row crop and livestock farm. He previously served on the boards of MFA Inc. and Missouri Farm Bureau.
Chris Williams, of Carl Junction, was appointed to the Missouri Mining Commission.
Mr. Williams is currently the Vice President of Operations at Capital Materials in Jefferson City. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association. He has previously served as Vice President of Aggregate Operations for Erlen Group. Mr. Williams holds an Associate Degree in business administration from Missouri Southern State University.

Heavy, wet snow to create a Wintry Wednesday

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Heavy, wet snow to create a Wintry Wednesday
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Mon, 01/23/2023 – 12:40

Motorists urged to avoid or delay Wednesday morning commute

JEFFERSON CITY – A winter storm is expected to bring snow to much of Missouri beginning Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, affecting Wednesday morning’s commute. Snowfall amounts up to 4 inches have been forecasted for the north and central part of the state with 5 to 9 inches possible south of Interstate 44.

The Missouri Department of Transportation urges all drivers to be aware of changing road conditions both where they are and where they plan to be.

“Crews will be out Tuesday night as the temperatures drop and conditions change from rain to snow,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT’s chief safety and operations officer. “We are expecting a very heavy, wet snow which is great for making snowmen but can make roads very difficult to drive on. If you must be out, adjust your speed to the road conditions.”

If you need to travel, make sure you have a full tank of gas, blankets, gloves and provisions like water and snacks in the event of an emergency. Make sure your cellphone is fully charged, but never use it while driving. If you should slide off the road, or are involved in a crash, stay inside your vehicle with your seat belt buckled until help arrives. 

If you encounter a snowplow or salt trucks on the road, always give them room to work. Do not tailgate or try to pass. Snowplow operators are reacting to the road ahead of them with a very limited field of vision. You may see them, but they may not see you.

Missouri road conditions are available 24/7 on the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org, or through MoDOT’s smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android phones. You can also find road conditions and warnings by following MoDOT on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative.

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Mon, 01/23/2023 – 06:37

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lawrence County Route OO CLOSED Northwest of Mt. Vernon Jan. 27 for Pipe Work

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Lawrence County Route OO CLOSED Northwest of Mt. Vernon Jan. 27 for Pipe Work
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Mon, 01/23/2023 – 12:35

When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, January 27
Where: Lawrence County Route OO between County Road 1100 and County Road 1105 northwest of Mt. Vernon
What: MoDOT crews replacing damaged pipe underneath the road
Traffic Impacts:
Route OO CLOSED where crews are working
Drivers will have access to driveways and entrances on either end of the work zone but will not be able to travel through the work zone
Drivers urged to find alternate routes
No signed detours planned
Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zones
Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts
Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule.
 
(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest)
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Mon, 01/23/2023 – 06:33

State awards $261 million through the ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to fund 60 broadband expansion projects

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January 23, 2023Jefferson CityThe Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that it has awarded a total of $261 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to 60 recipients for projects that will expand and improve internet access statewide. Projects receiving funds are expected to create more than 55,000 connections in locations that previously lacked adequate internet access.

State Awards $261 million through Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to Fund 60 Broadband Expansion Projects

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State Awards $261 million through Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to Fund 60 Broadband Expansion Projects

Stephanie.Whitaker

Mon, 01/23/2023 – 10:02

January 23, 2023

Jefferson City

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded a total of $261 million through the ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to 60 recipients for projects that will expand and improve internet access statewide. Projects receiving funds are expected to create more than 55,000 connections in locations that previously lacked adequate internet access.
“We’re proud to announce the recipients of the Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program, which represents a major step forward in strengthening Missouri’s internet connectivity,” Governor Parson said. “Our goal with American Rescue Plan Act funds is to make investments that have a lasting, positive impact for Missourians statewide. Today, we have accomplished that for broadband expansion, which is vital to supporting education, health care, business, and agriculture in today’s economy.”
The ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program, administered by DED’s Office of Broadband Development, was launched in August 2022 to invest in broadband expansion. The program awarded competitive grants to a wide range of applicants, including traditional internet providers as well as electric and telephone cooperatives. The program prioritized unserved and underserved areas. Funds will be used to build new connections that will deliver symmetrical speeds of 100 Mbps upload / 100 Mbps download or greater.
“Today’s announcement is great news for Missouri businesses, communities, and families who need and deserve access to quality internet,” said Maggie Kost, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “Broadband expansion is a critical priority, both for economic development and improving the lives of people across our state. We’re grateful to partner with recipients of this grant program to bring more connections, and greater opportunities, to all Missourians.”
“I’m incredibly proud of the hard work and careful consideration the Office of Broadband Development team contributed to the success of this grant program,” said BJ Tanksley, Director of the Office of Broadband Development. “We truly believe these investments will be transformational for broadband expansion in Missouri. As we continue striving for a fully-connected future, we look forward to this program’s results and appreciate the stakeholder support that helped make it possible.”
Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program Recipients v2.pdf

Planned Roadwork for Northeast Missouri, Jan. 23 Through Feb. 4

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Planned Roadwork for Northeast Missouri, Jan. 23 Through Feb. 4
Visitor (not verified)
Fri, 01/20/2023 – 16:45

HANNIBAL – The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for Jan. 23 – Feb. 4.
All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.
Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones.
Lewis County
Route H –Jan. 23-27, the road will be CLOSED to through traffic at Missouri Route 6 in Lewistown to Route Y between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations.
Macon County
Route J –Jan. 23, the road will be CLOSED from Alpine Ave. to one-half mile east of Alpine Ave. between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for core drilling operations on the bridge over Mussell Fork.
Marion County
Route MM –Jan. 24-25, the road will have short-term CLOSURES at various locations between Veterans Road and Paulina Drive in Hannibal between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for brush cutting operations. 
Monroe County
Route FF –Jan. 23, the road will be CLOSED to from Route PP to Route V between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations.
Route K –Jan. 23-25, the road will be CLOSED to from Missouri Route 151 to the Randolph County line between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement work, brush cutting and drainage operations.
Route V –Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, the road will be CLOSED to from Route FF to U.S. Route 36 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations.
Ralls County
Missouri Route 154 –Jan. 25, the road will be CLOSED to from Missouri Route 19 to U.S. Route 54 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations
Route H –Jan. 23-24, the road will be CLOSED to from Route HH to Route A between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for brush cutting operations.
Shelby County
Route Z –Jan. 26-27, the road will be CLOSED to from  U.S. Route 36 to Missouri Route 168 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations.
Winter is here!  Are you prepared?  The predictions for the weather this winter include a lot of snow, and MoDOT needs your help to stay safe.  Follow these safety tips to help us get through the season: Winter Driving Tips | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org).

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Fri, 01/20/2023 – 10:44

Lane Closure Scheduled for Northbound I-35 at Mile Marker 25, Jan. 23-24

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Lane Closure Scheduled for Northbound I-35 at Mile Marker 25, Jan. 23-24
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Fri, 01/20/2023 – 16:20

CLAY COUNTY – MoDOT plans to close the left lane of northbound Interstate 35, at mile marker 25 (Kearney, MO) for utility work and to move equipment in the work area on Monday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 24. This closure will be in place beginning at approximately 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. both days.
This work is part of a larger project, which is in partnership with the City of Kearney, MoDOT will construct a new interchange on I-35 at 19th Street (144th Street) approximately 1 mile south of Route 92.  The new interchange will cross over I-35 and will include ramps to/from I-35. The improvements will also include bike lanes and accommodate pedestrians with trail and sidewalk. 
For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.
For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity.  MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).
 

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Fri, 01/20/2023 – 10:17

Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 23-29

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Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 23-29
Visitor (not verified)
Fri, 01/20/2023 – 14:00

St. Joseph, Mo. – The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northwest Missouri region for the week of Jan. 23-29.
All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.
Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones.
Atchison County
U.S. Route 59 – Pothole patching from U.S. Route 136 to the Holt County line, Jan. 23-27
Buchanan County
U.S. Route 59 – Utility work from Oak Street to Atchison Street, Jan. 23-28
U.S. Route 36 – Bridge rehabilitation project over the Missouri River is currently suspended for winter. Work will resume spring 2023. Westbound is narrowed to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction through June 2023. (Contractor: Comanche Construction, Inc.)
Route 759 – RAMP CLOSED for a bridge rehabilitation project over the Missouri River. The ramp from Route 759 to westbound U.S. Route 36 is closed through June 2023. (Contractor: Comanche Construction, Inc.)
Carroll County
Route UU – CLOSED for a bridge deck replacement project over Turkey Creek and Big Creek, through January. (Contractor: Capital Paving & Construction, LLC).
Gentry County
U.S. Route 136 – Bridge maintenance on bridge over Grand River Overflow, Jan. 23-27
Route YY – CLOSED until further notice at the Bear Creek Bridge due to deterioration. This bridge is included in a replacement project scheduled to be a part of the September 2023 letting for contractor bids.
Grundy County
U.S. Route 65 – Bridge rehabilitation project over Route 6 in Trenton, through February. Temporary traffic signals will guide motorist through the work zone. A 17-foot width restriction is in place. (Contractor: Capital Paving, Inc.)*
Route W – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Gees Creek Bridge, south of Route F, through early April 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Harrison County
Route D – Pothole patching from  Route 46 to U.S. Route 136, Jan. 26-27
Linn County
Route HH – CLOSED for a culvert replacement at the Route 11 intersection, Jan. 23
Route WW – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Van Dorsen Creek Bridge, 3 miles east of Marceline, through May 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Livingston County
Route C – CLOSED until further notice at the Shoal Creek Bridge, north of Route DD, due to deterioration. A bridge replacement project was part of MoDOT’s November 2022 letting and awarded to L.G. Barcus and Sons, Inc. A start date for the project has not yet been determined.
Route C – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the bridge over Shoal Creek, just west of Dawn and east of Route DD, through April 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Nodaway County
Route 46 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the bridge over the Nodaway River, near Quitman, through early June 2023. A signed detour is in place. (Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.)*
Sullivan County
Route E – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the West Locust Creek Bridge, 8 miles northwest of Milan, through May 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Worth County
U.S. Route 169 – Pothole patching from Iowa state line to Gentry County line, Jan. 25
Route W – Pothole patching from Nodaway County line to Route YY, Jan. 23-24
Route K – Pothole patching from Missouri Route 46 to Route E, Jan. 24-25

* This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
** This bridge is part of the FARM (Fixing Access to Rural Missouri) Bridge Program. More info: FARM Bridge program web page
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Route 53 in Butler County Reduced for Roadside Improvements

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Route 53 in Butler County Reduced for Roadside Improvements
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Thu, 01/19/2023 – 14:15

SIKESTON―Route 53 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews trim the trees along the roadside. 
This section of roadway is located at County Road 205 near Qulin, Missouri. 
Weather permitting, work will take place Friday, Jan. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
 
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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 23-01 Establishing a Master Plan on Aging

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 23-01 Establishing a Master Plan on Aging

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Thu, 01/19/2023 – 11:21

January 19, 2023

Jefferson City

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-01 to establish a Master Pan on Aging to help reduce age and disability discrimination, eliminate barriers to safe and healthy aging, and help Missourians to age with dignity.
Currently, there are more than 1.1 million Missouri citizens over the age of 60. Estimates suggest that older adults will outnumber minors for the first time by 2030 and older adults will greatly outnumber minors by 2060.
“Older Missourians have worked hard, paid their dues, and helped teach and guide the next generations of Missourians,” Governor Parson said. “We want to ensure they are able to enjoy their golden years with dignity and respect. That is why we are proposing a Master Plan on Aging. Through this plan, we will develop a 10-year framework that provides a guiding vision for policies and programs to support our senior communities.”
The Executive Order calls on the Department of Health and Senior Services, with the assistance of a new Advisory Council, to develop a Master Plan on Aging for the State of Missouri that addresses the needs and health outcomes for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
The Department of Health and Senior Services is tasked with finalizing the Master Plan on Aging by December 31, 2025, and releasing a public report.
Governor Parson’s administration is working to support all citizens as they age to ensure older adults and individuals with disabilities live as safely and independently as possible in the environment of their choice while fully participating in their community. Supporting older Missourians in their homes, not just in long-term care or nursing facilities, and improving access to services will help empower individuals as they age and lead to the more efficient use of Medicaid and other social programs.
“Our administration has always prioritized job creation, strong wages, and competitive markets for all Missourians,” Governor Parson said. “Missouri needs to prepare for a restructured workforce that can include and serve older adults across the state.”
To view Executive Order 23-01, click here. 

MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound Missouri Route 13 Right Lane Closure over Dry Sac River

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MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound Missouri Route 13 Right Lane Closure over Dry Sac River
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Thu, 01/19/2023 – 11:05

North of Springfield January 19-21

Where: Northbound Missouri Route 13 right driving lane CLOSED over Dry Sac River near Polk/Greene County line north of Springfield

When: Thursday – Saturday, January 19-21

What: Crews repairing bridge deck in northbound right driving lane. Lane will remain CLOSED with no workers present during concrete curing time.

Traffic Impacts:

Northbound Missouri Route 13 right driving lane CLOSED over Dry Sac River near Polk/Greene County line north of Springfield
Northbound Missouri Route 13 left passing lane OPEN
Drivers may encounter flaggers directing traffic through the work zone where crews are working
Crews and equipment close to traffic in areas
Electronic message boards located near the planned road work will alert drivers to any changes in the work schedule
Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts
(Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule)

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Eastbound US Route 60 in Texas County Reduced for Bridge Maintenance

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Eastbound US Route 60 in Texas County Reduced for Bridge Maintenance
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Thu, 01/19/2023 – 10:15

WILLOW SPRINGS – Eastbound U.S. Route 60 in Texas County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance. 
The bridge is located between Route 181 and Route AV just east of Cabool, Missouri.     
Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Jan. 30 through Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.
 
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NOT DONE YET: Governor Parson Delivers 2023 State of the State Address

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NOT DONE YET: Governor Parson Delivers 2023 State of the State Address

Dakota.Julian

Wed, 01/18/2023 – 16:12

January 18, 2023

Jefferson City

Today, Governor Mike Parson delivered the 2023 State of the State Address to the Missouri General Assembly.
Governor Parson expressed to the General Assembly and state officials that Missouri is stronger today and committed to continuing what his administration has started because “We Are Not Done Yet.”
After recalling the last year and a historic special session that saw the passage of the State’s largest income tax cut and extraordinary support for agriculture, his speech centered on the progress state government has made in infrastructure, workforce and education, mental health and health, government reform, and public safety and where more is needed. 
“Together, we’ve moved billions of dollars in investments across this state. Whether you live in Kansas City or St. Louis, call Kennett or Rockport home, grow corn or cotton, vote left, right, or center, we’ve left no community behind,” Governor Parson said. “Missouri is stronger today, and we’re going to continue what we’ve started because this Governor isn’t done yet. WE ARE NOT DONE YET.”
Infrastructure
To build on the state’s past successes, Governor Parson prioritized major investments in infrastructure, including $250 million to continue broadband expansion efforts and $35 million to update railway crossings all across the state to modern day safety standards.
Governor Parson also called on the General Assembly to make a generational investment to widen and rebuild the I-70 corridor. His plan invests $859 million and expands six lanes from St. Louis to Warrenton, Kansas City to Odessa, and extending both East and West from Columbia. I-70 is one of the most traveled stretch of highway in Missouri, and Governor Parson’s plan would improve inter and intrastate travel for Missourians, visitors, and goods and services as well as reduce traffic injuries and deaths.
“For years, congestion, traffic accidents, and delays have become serious issues for commuters on I-70. Not only are we concerned for motorist safety, these inefficiencies are costly to our state’s economy,” Governor Parson said. “To those who say we can’t afford it, I say we can’t afford not to. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and the time is now.”
Workforce Development and Education
During his speech, Governor Parson detailed the progress his administration has made in education funding, teacher pay, and workforce development. This year, his budget proposal adds $117 million to fully fund the foundation formula, $233 million for school transportation needs, $32 million to expand the Career Ladder Program, and continues the Teacher Baseline Salary Program that raised teacher pay from $25,000 to $38,000 per year.
Governor Parson also requested $56 million to expand pre-kindergarten options to all four-year-old children eligible for free and reduced priced lunch at no cost. To further strengthen the child care network, he includes $78 million to increase child care subsidy rates and establishes three new child care tax credit programs:
Child Care Contribution Tax Credit – Encourages contributions to child care providers to improve and expand facilities and services;
Employer-Provided Child Care Assistance Tax Credit – Benefits employers who offer child care assistance to their employees; and
Child Care Providers Tax Credit – Assists child care providers with payroll costs and incentivizes capital improvements to child care facilities.
“Missouri businesses consistently rank the lack of child care options as a barrier to recruiting and retaining employees, and we have an opportunity to assist,” Governor Parson said. “Together these supports will help serve more Missouri families by enabling more child care providers to remain in business, start their business, or expand their business.”
Governor Parson also recommended several key investments in workforce development and higher education, which includes:
$275 million for transformational capital improvement projects at Missouri’s public higher education institutions; 
Seven percent ($71 million) increase in core funding to Missouri’s public higher education institutions – the largest increase in 25 years;
$38 million for MoExcels workforce development projects on college campuses;
$3 million for Apprenticeship Missouri;
$2.2 million to modernize Missouri’s 27 job centers;
$800,000 for Governor Parson’s Fast Track program; and
$500,000 for Jobs for America’s Graduates.
Government Reform
Governor Parson re-emphasized the need for the General Assembly to act to raise state team member pay. He asked legislators to immediately act on his plan to provide an 8.7 percent cost of living adjustment for all state workers and increase the shift differential to $2 per hour pay for team members working in congregate care facilities during high-demand evening and overnight shifts. 
Governor Parson also included $22 million for the Missouri Department of Social Services’ Children’s Division. The Division remains critically understaffed and under-resourced. Governor Parson’s plan makes strategic investments to hire more support staff and extend critical support to struggling families and children. 
Health and Mental Health Care
Governor Parson also requested $3.5 million to expand the state’s successful youth behavioral health liaison program and add 27 additional liaisons across the state. Additionally, Governor Parson’s budget includes $4 million for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training programs to increase the number of individuals receiving CNA training. 
Missouri currently ranks 44th in the United States maternal mortality. Governor Parson asked the General Assembly to allocate $4.3 million to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to implement its new maternal mortality plan.
“Frankly, it is embarrassing and absolutely unacceptable for us to be failing in this area,” Governor Parson said. “We must do better. If we can’t get it right for our mothers and children across our sate, we might as well pack our bags and let someone else occupy these seats. Let’s support mothers, let’ support our children, and let’s support the future of Missouri.”
Public Safety
During his speech, Governor Parson expressed his continued support for Missouri’s law enforcement officers. He also highlighted the success of the Missouri Blue Scholarship, which, so far, has awarded scholarships to 147 individuals to attend law enforcement training academies in Missouri. 
This year, Governor Parson also proposed $50 million for school safety grants for Missouri schools to make physical security investments on their campuses, develop safety plans, establish school resource officer programs, and increase active threat trainings. 
2023 State of the State Special Guests
During his speech, Governor Parson recognized special guests for their achievements and commitment to the people of Missouri:
Emily Fluckey – First grade teacher from Meadville R-IV School District 
Sharon Winton – Director of Discovery Place child care in Jefferson City
Project Pave Students
Christian Malloyd
Jaydin Thomas
Savanna Jones
Desiya Pace
Sophia Luraschi
Destinee Oglesby
Kayla Stewart
Vivian Martin

Phallin Thornton – Missouri Youth Behavioral Health Liaison (YBHL)
Leah Crawford and her daughter Jewel – Received care through YBHL Phallin Thornton
Rachel Kelley – Missouri Blue Scholarship recipient 
Samuel Altom – Missouri Blue Scholarship recipient
Missouri Blue Ribbon School Students
Emmerson Hilty – Blair Oaks Elementary student
Preston Snitker – Blair Oaks Elementary student
Cooper Minks – Chapel Lakes Elementary School
Skylaur James – Chapel Lakes Elementary School
Mahlia Waheed – Dewey Elementary School
Decker Rardon – Dewey Elementary School
Henley Ricklefs – EPiC Elementary School
Sawyer Burch – EPiC Elementary School
Carson Defazio – Eugene Field Elementary School
Rosalind Martin – Eugene Field Elementary School
Ben Herwick – Kirkwood Senior High School
Julia McDonald – Kirkwood Senior High School
Meghana Nakkanti – Nixa High School
Gideon Carter – Nixa High School

Governor Parson concluded today’s State of the State Address by inviting students from Missouri’s seven public Blue Ribbon Schools on to the House Floor, where he introduced them and highlighted their American Dream. 
“It’s them, their future, their dream, their American Dream that state government MUST support – that we in this building must come together to fight for. It’s our privilege and our responsibility,” Governor Parson said. “Like Teresa and me, the American Dream should be achievable for ALL, never the exception for some.” 
“Your children, your grandchildren, these Missouri children are the future. The future of our state, our nation, and our democracy. If we fail to provide them with the tools for success then the failures of tomorrow are the failures of today,” Governor Parson continued. “For you, your kids, your grandkids, and your families, this Governor, this Dad, and this Gramps is not done yet. WE are not done yet!”
To view a full transcript of Governor Parson’s speech and special guest bios, please see attachments. To view the FY2024 Budget in Brief, please click here. The FY24 Executive Budget will be available here at 3 p.m. Pictures from today’s events, including special guests, will be available on Flickr.
SOTS Special Guest Bios.pdf
2023 State of the State – Governor Mike Parson.pdf

Route FF In Stoddard County Closed for Railroad Maintenance

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Route FF In Stoddard County Closed for Railroad Maintenance
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Wed, 01/18/2023 – 15:40

SIKESTON – Route FF in Stoddard County will be closed as railroad crews perform railroad maintenance on the tracks.  
This section of the roadway is located from West Main Street to South Main Street in Essex, Missouri.  
Weather permitting, work will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
 
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Carroll County bridge replacement project to begin soon

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Carroll County bridge replacement project to begin soon
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Wed, 01/18/2023 – 15:35

Route E to close

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Lost Creek Bridge, located on Carroll County Route E approximately one mile east of Route OO, will close soon for a bridge replacement project. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Mera Excavating, LLC to complete the project.
Crews plan to close Route E to all traffic at the bridge beginning Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at approximately 8 a.m. The closure is scheduled to continue through April 2023. During this time, motorists will need to use an alternate route.
All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.
Learn more about the project at https://www.modot.org/carroll-county-route-e-bridge-replacements
MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at traveler.modot.org.
While at modot.org, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.
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St. Louis Work Zones January 19-25

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St. Louis Work Zones January 19-25
Visitor (not verified)
Wed, 01/18/2023 – 12:50

ST. LOUIS – Drivers should be aware of possible delays on westbound Interstate 270 between Old Halls Ferry Road and West Florissant Avenue on Saturday, January 21, weather permitting. Crews will be closing two westbound lanes as part of the on-going work on the I-270 North project from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more on roadway closures due to construction, additional work zone information and real-time roadway weather conditions, go to http://traveler.modot.org/map.  For real-time traffic, visit www.gatewayguide.com. All work is subject to change and may be shifted due to inclement weather.
 
Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures
 
I-55, St. Louis City, two left lanes closed northbound and southbound between Gravois to Weber until summer 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, the ramp from Germania to northbound and the ramp from Loughborough to northbound will be closed through 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, the ramp from northbound to Loughborough will be closed through 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, one left lane northbound closed from Bayless to Arsenal through spring 2023.
I-55, St. Louis City, the ramp from Lafayette/Truman and the ramp from Cherokee to southbound I-55 closed through December 2023.
I-70/44, St. Louis City, express lanes and the ramp from the express lanes to Broadway are closed through spring 2023.
I-70/44, St. Louis City, Biddle on-ramp to 70/44 closed through spring 2023.
I-70, St. Louis City, southbound Broadway bridge over the interstate is closed through spring 2023.
I-170, St. Louis County, the Lackland Bridge over the interstate will be closed through July 2023.
I-170, St. Louis County, one southbound right lane will be closed at Lackland through July 2023.
I-270, St. Louis County, one lane is closed on the one-way outer road (Pershall Road) from West Florissant to New Halls Ferry through summer 2023.
I-270, St. Louis County, one lane is closed on the one-way outer road (Pershall Road) at Ford Road through April 2023.
I-270, St. Louis County, one lane is closed on the one-way outer road (Dunn Road) from New Halls Ferry to Washington/Elizabeth through mid-summer 2023.
Route 67, St. Louis County, one northbound and southbound lane closed north of Route 94 until April 2023.
Route 100, St. Louis County, one westbound lane closed between Hanley and Brentwood through summer 2023.
Route 100, St. Louis County, one westbound lane closed between Brentwood and High School Drive.
Route 100, St. Louis County, multiple single lane closures eastbound between McKnight and just east of Hanley through summer 2023.
Route 94/364, St. Charles County, exit ramp to Jungs Station Road/Heritage Crossing closed through spring 2023.
Route 94, St. Charles County, one westbound lane closed between Pralle Lane to Muegge Road through June 2023.
Route M, Jefferson County, eastbound right lane closed from St. Luke’s Church Road to east of Moss Hollow Road.
Route HH, Franklin County, all lanes closed over Calvey Creek through May 2023.
 
Please see the list of daily road closures, weather permitting:
 
Thursday, January 19
I-64, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure eastbound and westbound from Route 61 to I-44.
I-170, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure northbound and southbound from I-270 to I-64.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
I-170, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., two northbound lane closed south of Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road).
I-170, St. Louis County, 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., two southbound lanes closed south of Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road).
Route B, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one westbound lane closed.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route 367, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed northbound between Route 67 and Coldwater Creek.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at Peruque Creek.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one eastbound lane closed between Route T/W and Wentzville Parkway.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
Route 110, Franklin County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed. A flagger will help direct traffic through the work zone over Joachim Creek.
 
Friday, January 20
I-64, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure eastbound and westbound from Route 61 to I-44.
I-170, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure northbound and southbound from I-270 to I-64.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
I-170, St. Louis County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., two northbound lane closed south of Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road).
I-170, St. Louis County, 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., two southbound lanes closed south of Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road).
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one westbound lane closed between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 367, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed northbound between Route 67 and Coldwater Creek.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to noon, one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
 
Saturday, January 21
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
 
Sunday, January 22
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed westbound between McKnight and Brentwood.
 
Monday, January 23
I-64, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure eastbound and westbound from Route 61 to I-44.
I-170, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure northbound and southbound from I-270 to I-64.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
Route 67, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one southbound lane closed at Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road).
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one westbound lane closed between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route 367, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed northbound between Route 67 and Coldwater Creek.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound and westbound lane closed at Peruque Creek.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one eastbound lane closed between Route T/W and Wentzville Parkway.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
 
Tuesday, January 24
I-64, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure eastbound and westbound from Route 61 to I-44.
I-170, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure northbound and southbound from I-270 to I-64.
I-44, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound and one westbound lane closed at Williams Creek.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
Route 67, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one northbound lane closed north of I-70 and the exit ramp from westbound I-70 to northbound Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) closed.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one westbound lane closed between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route 367, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., one northbound lane closed between Route 67 and Coldwater Creek.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ramp lane over Belleau Creek closed.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one eastbound lane closed between Route T/W and Wentzville Parkway.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
 
Wednesday, January 25
I-44, St. Louis City, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., various lanes closed on the Cass Avenue bridge.
I-64, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure eastbound and westbound from Route 61 to I-44.
I-170, St. Louis City and County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single lane closure northbound and southbound from I-270 to I-64.
I-255, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., one westbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
I-255, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed across the Mississippi River on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one westbound lane closed between McKnight and Brentwood.
Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane closed between Bopp Road and Romine Drive.
Route 180, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed between Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270.
Route 340, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one right lane closed eastbound between the north end of Chesterfield Parkway East and Appalachian Trail.
Route 367, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed northbound between Route 67 and Coldwater Creek.
I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., one westbound lane closed at Cave Springs.
I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one eastbound lane closed between Route T/W and Wentzville Parkway.
Route 61/67, Jefferson County, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one northbound and southbound lane closed from the Meramec River to Tenbrook.
Route 100, Franklin County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one eastbound lane closed at Missouri Central Railroad.
 
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MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Webster County Route AC CLOSED January 23-February 3

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MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Webster County Route AC CLOSED January 23-February 3
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Wed, 01/18/2023 – 11:25

For Pipe Replacement Work

Where: Webster County Route AC CLOSED east of Marshfield
When: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, January 23-27 & January 30-February 3
What: MoDOT crews replacing nine culverts underneath the road
Traffic Impacts:
Webster County Route AC CLOSED east of Marshfield
Between Cass Road and Scott Creek Road
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 23
Between Scott Creek Road and Webster County Route M
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, January 24-27
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, January 30-February 3
Webster County Route AC OPEN nights and weekends
Drivers may encounter flaggers directing traffic through the work zone where crews are working
Drivers will be able to get to driveways and entrances on either side of the work zones, but will not be able to travel through the work zones
Drivers urged to find alternate routes. No signed detours are planned.
Electronic message boards located near the planned road work will alert drivers to any changes in the work schedule
Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts
Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule.
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MoDOT to Host Public Meeting on U.S. Route 61-67 Improvements in Arnold Today

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MoDOT to Host Public Meeting on U.S. Route 61-67 Improvements in Arnold Today
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Wed, 01/18/2023 – 11:00

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will host an open house-style public meeting from 4-6 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, to share preliminary plans for improving safety on U.S. Route 61/67 at the intersections of St. Johns Church Road and Miller Road East in Arnold.
The meeting will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3517 Jeffco Blvd., in Arnold.
During the meeting, engineers and planners will be available to discuss the proposed designs for the intersections of Route 61/67 and St. Johns Church Road, and Route 61/67 and Miller Road East. Improvements include adding traffic signals and turn lanes.
There will be no formal presentation, and participants can attend anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. Attendees will also have an opportunity to provide feedback on the project by completing a comment form while at the meeting, or online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/9ZSPGBF. For those who cannot attend the open house, information is available online at www.modot.org/route-6167-arnold.
Construction on the estimated $1.5 million project is planned to begin June 2024 and be completed in summer 2025.
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MoDOT to introduce three I-64 central corridor improvement options at public meeting TODAY

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MoDOT to introduce three I-64 central corridor improvement options at public meeting TODAY
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Wed, 01/18/2023 – 08:25

St. Louis, Mo– The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and its community partners, will be hosting an open-house style public meeting TODAY, Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The open house will be held between 4 and 7 p.m. at COLLAB Workspace in Cortex, 4220 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. The COLLAB Workspace is location on the building’s third floor and is accessible via elevator and stairs. 
During the meeting, engineers and planners will be available to discuss three potential corridor improvement options within the I-64 corridor between Kingshighway and Jefferson Avenue. MoDOT will show a video about the corridor and will be available to answer questions about the study. There will be no formal presentation and participants can attend anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. For those who cannot attend the in-person public meeting, information will be available on-line at future64virtualmeeting.com later today.
This public meeting is part of an ongoing Planning and Environmental Linkages study or PEL. The study for the I-64 central corridor is called: Future64: Community. Transportation. Together. Insight from the community has been and continues to be an important element is determining and evaluating possible options. As a result, this study will incorporate ongoing engagement that is equitable and inclusive to help ensure that a wide range and extensive number of voices are heard, and that equity is the focus of proposed solutions.
Future64 is looking at the potential impact future projects will have on the environment, community, and connectivity in the area. This study will help MoDOT ensure that any transportation improvements within the corridor will be of great benefit to people using it. 
MoDOT is conducting Future64 in conjunction with the City of St. Louis, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, Bi-State Development, and several community partners. The study is scheduled to conclude in January 2023. Although, improvements identified by Future64 will mostly affect MoDOT’s infrastructure, it will also include suggested improvements to other transportation systems maintained by other partners. 
What is the Central Corridor PEL study area? 
The west‐east border for the study area is Kingshighway Blvd. to Jefferson Avenue. Forest Park Avenue/Market Street is the northern boundary, and Manchester/Chouteau Avenues is the southern one. The corridor consists of a variety of homes, diverse residents, and a wide range of businesses. It has grown as an employment center and a destination for medical care, dining, and shopping. 
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MoDOT: Project to Upgrade Sidewalks in Bolivar to Begin Wednesday, January 18

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MoDOT: Project to Upgrade Sidewalks in Bolivar to Begin Wednesday, January 18
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Tue, 01/17/2023 – 13:00

Where: Work will be done in the following locations:
Polk Country Route 32 (Broadway Street) between Route 13 and Route D in Bolivar
Polk Country Route 83 (Springfield Avenue) between Route 32 (Broadway Street) and Route 13 in Bolivar
When: Wednesday, January 19 – Monday, April 3
What: Contractor crews repairing and modifying sidewalks of recent Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) work in Bolivar. At times, driveways and business entrances may be gravel as crews repair and modify sections of sidewalks. Contractor crews, working with the businesses, are ensuring access to all businesses remain open during the work.
Traffic Impacts: 
Driveway concrete replaced in half sections and temporary gravel driveways will be provided to allow access to the property
Drivers may encounter flaggers and lane drops where crews are working
Drivers are urged to use caution as they travel over gravel at times at driveways and business entrances to reach their destinations
Drivers urged to find alternate routes. No signed detours are planned.
Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts
Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.
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Northwest Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety funds available

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Northwest Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety funds available
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Tue, 01/17/2023 – 12:45

Community Outreach Funding available for roadway safety projects and events

St. Joseph, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety currently has grant funding available through its Community Outreach Funding program. The program was developed to help local organizations, schools and agencies fund outreach projects or events which emphasize highway traffic and safety. Community Outreach Funding information:
Funding is limited and provided on a first-come basis through May 31, 2023.
Funding requests must be a for physical items with the total costs equaling no more than $2,000.
Organizations eligible to apply for these funds include schools, community groups, law enforcement, health departments and more.
Funding request must address at least one of the emphasis areas identified in the Show-Me Zero strategic highway safety plan. These include occupant protection, distracted driving, speed and aggressive driving and impaired driving. More information can be found at: https://www.savemolives.com/mcrs/show-me-zero.

Program funds request: https://www.modot.org/form/nwmcrs-community-outreach-fundin
The NWMCRS is a partnership of safety advocates who have banded together to attack the problem of traffic crashes and deaths to make Northwest Missouri roadways safer. The NWCRS serves the 20 counties of Northwest Missouri (Atchison, Nodaway, Worth, Harrison, Mercer, Putnam, Holt, Andrew, Gentry, Daviess, Grundy, Sullivan, Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Livingston, Linn, Carroll, Chariton). In addition to grant opportunities, the NWCRS also offers reservable resources, activities and items for highway and traffic safety events.
For more information, about the NWMCRS and regional funding opportunities, visit: https://www.savemolives.com/mcrs/Northwest-Region.
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MoDOT: Plans to Replace the Sunshine Street (Missouri Route 413) Bridge over MNA Railroad

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MoDOT: Plans to Replace the Sunshine Street (Missouri Route 413) Bridge over MNA Railroad
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Tue, 01/17/2023 – 12:35

in Springfield Focus of Virtual (Online) Public Meeting January 30-February 10

Project
Sunshine Street (Missouri Route 413) Bridge Replacement and Pedestrian Improvements

Springfield – The public is invited to a virtual (online) public meeting starting Monday, January 30, to learn more about plans for the Sunshine Street (Missouri Route 413) Bridge Replacement and Pedestrian Improvements Project in Springfield, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The meeting will be available for two weeks from Monday, January 30, until Friday, February 10, 2023, and can be accessed at www.modot.org/southwest.

The new bridge will add/improve pedestrian facilities and sidewalk on both sides of the roadway from Scenic Avenue to Marion Avenue. During 2023, the bridge will be replaced requiring the Sunshine Street bridge to be closed for up to four months. During the bridge closing, a detour map will available online using several state routes in the area.

For those unable to access the online meeting, they are encouraged to contact MoDOT’s Southwest District Office at 417.895.7600 and accommodations will be made to share the information and gather feedback.

The Sunshine Street (Missouri Route 413) bridge project’s estimated total cost is $5.9 million.

Construction of the new bridge will take place in 2023. 

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URBN to open new fulfillment center in Raymore, investing $60 million and creating 750 new jobs

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January 17, 2023RaymoreURBN, a multinational lifestyle retail corporation, announced today that it will establish a new fulfillment center for its clothing rental brand Nuuly in Raymore, investing up to $60 million and creating 750 new jobs. The company plans to locate the new, 604,000-square-foot facility at the Raymore Commerce Center, pending local approval.

Crews will CLOSE portion of southbound U.S. 169 beginning Feb. 6 until Fall 2024

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Crews will CLOSE portion of southbound U.S. 169 beginning Feb. 6 until Fall 2024
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Tue, 01/17/2023 – 10:55

Motorists are advised to detour via I-29/I-35 (Christopher Bond Bridge)

 
JACKSON AND CLAY COUNTIES – Crews with the Buck O’Neil Bridge project will be making significant traffic pattern changes beginning in February. This includes the TOTAL CLOSURE of southbound U.S. 169 from the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport to Fifth Street in downtown Kansas City beginning on Monday, Feb. 6, until Fall 2024. This more than 600 day closure is part of the construction of the new U.S. 169 Buck O’Neil Bridge and will allow crews to tie the new southbound bridge into the new flyover ramps to Interstate 35. Traffic control for this work will require various lane closures beginning overnight on Saturday, Feb. 4. Motorists can expect southbound U.S. 169 to be closed no later than rush hour on Monday morning, Feb. 6. More details will be announced soon. All work is weather permitting.
Northbound U.S. 169 will remain OPEN to traffic during this time.
Southbound U.S. 169 traffic will be detoured to I-29/I-35 (Christopher Bond Bridge).
Access to and from the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport will be available via southbound U.S. 169 at MO Route 9.
Southbound U.S. 169 south of MO Route 9 will be open for airport access only. There will be no access across southbound U.S. 169 via the Buck O’Neil Bridge.
Motorists should also note that beginning in approximately March 2023, the following ramps will be closed until Dec. 2023:
The ramp from westbound I-70 to southbound I-35.
The ramp from Fifth Street to southbound I-35.
The current Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 169 over the Missouri River, and serves as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected service life.
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Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.
For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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Route T in Bollinger County Closed for Culvert Replacement

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Route T in Bollinger County Closed for Culvert Replacement
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Tue, 01/17/2023 – 09:50

SIKESTON—Route T in Bollinger County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. 
This section of roadway is located from Route AB to County Road 434 near Drum, Missouri.  
Weather permitting, work will be underway Friday, Jan. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.   
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
  
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Missouri Route 17 Reduced for ADA Sidewalk Improvements in Howell County

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Missouri Route 17 Reduced for ADA Sidewalk Improvements in Howell County
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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 15:30

WILLOW SPRINGS – Missouri Route 17 in Howell County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews construct sidewalks. This project is part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s initiative to bring roadway facilities into compliance with the current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The location is from US Hwy 60 to just south of 5th Street in Mountain View, Missouri. 
Weather permitting, work will take place Friday, Jan. 13 through Wednesday, March 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.   
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling in the area.
For more information, please call Resident Engineer Audie Pulliam (417) 469-2589, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.
 
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RAP Act would govern when lyrics, other art can be evidence in criminal trials

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      Some people in Missouri’s prisons are there after a jury considered the lyrics they wrote or listened to when weighing their guilt.  One House member thinks courts should have to consider whether lyrics or other artistic expressions are relevant to a case before they are allowed a trial.       House Bill 353 would lay … Continue reading “RAP Act would govern when lyrics, other art can be evidence in criminal trials”

U.S. Business 60 in Stoddard County Reduced for Drainage Work

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U.S. Business 60 in Stoddard County Reduced for Drainage Work
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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 14:45

SIKESTON—Business 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage work.  
This section of roadway is located from Route AD to One Mile Road in Dexter, Missouri.  
Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Jan. 23 and Friday, Jan. 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.  
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
  
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Lane Closure Scheduled for Northbound I-35 at Mile Marker 25

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Lane Closure Scheduled for Northbound I-35 at Mile Marker 25
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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 14:25

CLAY COUNTY – MoDOT plans to close the left lane of northbound Interstate 35, at mile marker 25 (Kearney, MO) for utility work and to move equipment in the work area on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Wednesday, Jan. 18. This closure will be in place beginning at approximately 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. both days.
This work is part of a larger project, which is in partnership with the City of Kearney, MoDOT will construct a new interchange on I-35 at 19th Street (144th Street) approximately 1 mile south of Route 92.  The new interchange will cross over I-35 and will include ramps to/from I-35. The improvements will also include bike lanes and accommodate pedestrians with trail and sidewalk. 
For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.
For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity.  MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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Planned Roadwork for Northeast Missouri, Jan. 16-27

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Planned Roadwork for Northeast Missouri, Jan. 16-27
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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 13:50

HANNIBAL – The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for Jan. 16-27.
All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.
Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones.
Lewis County
Route H –Jan. 23-27, the road will be CLOSED to through traffic at Missouri Route 6 in Lewistown to Route Y between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations.
Macon County
Route J –Jan. 23, the road will be CLOSED from Alpine Ave. to one-half mile east of Alpine Ave. between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for core drilling operations on the bridge over Mussell Fork.
Marion County
Route MM –Jan. 18-20, the road will have short-term CLOSURES at various locations between Veterans Road and Paulina Drive in Hannibal between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for brush cutting operations. 
Monroe County
Route PP –Jan. 17 & 18, the road will be CLOSED to from U.S. Route 36 to Route FF and Route CC intersection between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations.
Route K –Jan. 18-20 & 23-25, the road will be CLOSED to from Missouri Route 151 to the Randolph County line between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement work, brush cutting and drainage operations.
Winter is here!  Are you prepared?  The predictions for the weather this winter include a lot of snow, and MoDOT needs your help to stay safe.  Follow these safety tips to help us get through the season: Winter Driving Tips | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org).

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Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 16-22

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Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 16-22
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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 13:00

St. Joseph, Mo. – The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northwest Missouri region for the week of Jan. 16-22.
All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.
Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones.
Atchison County
U.S. Route 59 – Pothole patching from U.S. Route 136  to the Holt County line, Jan. 17-20
Buchanan County
U.S. Route 36 – Bridge rehabilitation project over the Missouri River is currently suspended for winter. Work will resume spring 2023. Westbound is narrowed to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction through June 2023. (Contractor: Comanche Construction, Inc.)
Route 759 – RAMP CLOSED for a bridge rehabilitation project over the Missouri River. The ramp from Route 759 to westbound U.S. Route 36 is closed through June 2023. (Contractor: Comanche Construction, Inc.)
Carroll County
Route UU – CLOSED for a bridge deck replacement project over Turkey Creek and Big Creek, through January. (Contractor: Capital Paving & Construction, LLC).
Route WW – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Second St. in Tina to County Road 160, Jan. 17-20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
Daviess County
Route P – Pothole patching from Route K to Route YY, Jan. 17-18
Gentry County
Route A – Culvert replacement 2 miles south of Albany, Jan. 18
Route YY – CLOSED until further notice at the Bear Creek Bridge due to deterioration. This bridge is included in a replacement project scheduled to be a part of the September 2023 letting for contractor bids.
Grundy County
U.S. Route 65 – Bridge rehabilitation project over Route 6 in Trenton, through February. Temporary traffic signals will guide motorist through the work zone. A 17-foot width restriction is in place. (Contractor: Capital Paving, Inc.)*
Route W – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Gees Creek Bridge, south of Route F, through early April 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Holt County
Route 111 – CLOSED for a culvert replacement between County Road 180 and County Road 190, Jan. 18, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Linn County
Route WW – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Van Dorsen Creek Bridge, 3 miles east of Marceline, through May 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Route M – Culvert replacement from Ivan Road to Indy Road, Jan. 17
Livingston County
Route C – CLOSED until further notice at the Shoal Creek Bridge, north of Route DD, due to deterioration. A bridge replacement project was part of MoDOT’s November 2022 letting and awarded to L.G. Barcus and Sons, Inc. A start date for the project has not yet been determined.
Route C – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the bridge over Shoal Creek, just west of Dawn and east of Route DD, through April 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**
Nodaway County
Route 46 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the bridge over the Nodaway River, near Quitman, through early June 2023. A signed detour is in place. (Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.)*
Sullivan County
Route E – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the West Locust Creek Bridge, 8 miles northwest of Milan, through May 2023. (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company)**

* This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
** This bridge is part of the FARM (Fixing Access to Rural Missouri) Bridge Program. More info: FARM Bridge program web page
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Northwest

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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 06:59

Route Y in Scott County Closed for Bridge Repairs

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Route Y in Scott County Closed for Bridge Repairs
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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 12:45

SIKESTON—Route Y in Scott County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs.  
This section of roadway is located from County Road 475 to Heathercrest Street near Sikeston, Missouri. 
Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The road will be open to traffic after the work zone hours each day.   
The work zones will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
                                                                                                              
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Southeast

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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 06:43

TRAFFIC ALERT: Expect Traffic Delays on I-49 in Jasper County Thursday, Jan. 19 for Utility Work

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Expect Traffic Delays on I-49 in Jasper County Thursday, Jan. 19 for Utility Work
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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 09:25

Where: I-49 in Jasper County between Route HH and I-44 near Carthage
When: For a short time between 1 a.m.-3 a.m., Thursday, January 19
What: Traffic slowed in both directions to allow contractor crews to work on a utility line over the interstate
Traffic Impacts:
On ramps CLOSED in both directions at these locations:
Jasper County Route HH (Fir Road)-to-southbound I-49 (Exit 50) at Carthage
Southbound Missouri Route 571 (Grand Avenue)-to-southbound I-49 (Exit 50) at Carthage
Westbound I-44-to-northbound I-49 (Exit 18) at Fidelity
Eastbound I-44-to-northbound I-49 (Exit 18) at Fidelity

Law enforcement will slowly lead I-49 traffic through work zone
Drivers will experience delays while utility crews do their work
No signed detours
Signs and message boards will alert traffic approaching the work zone
Drivers urged to consider alternate routes
Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts
Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule. 
(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest)
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Southwest

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Fri, 01/13/2023 – 03:21

MoDOT closes lanes on I-270 eastbound between West Florissant Ave. and New Halls Ferry Rd., Jan. 15

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MoDOT closes lanes on I-270 eastbound between West Florissant Ave. and New Halls Ferry Rd., Jan. 15
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Thu, 01/12/2023 – 19:10

ST. LOUIS – Drivers who regularly use eastbound I-270 should note that the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will close highway lanes between West Florissant Avenue and New Halls Ferry Road between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday, January 15.
The lane closures will allow crews to safely shift all three lanes of eastbound I-270 onto the New Halls Ferry Road Bridge. This new alignment will remain in place until summer of 2022, when construction of the new I-270 bridge over New Halls Ferry Road will continue.
The lane closures and construction work are part of the $278 million I-270 North Project infrastructure upgrades. To stay updated on the status of this closure and to view a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction, please visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org.  Travelers can also contact MoDOT’s customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I270North@modot.mo.gov.
 
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St. Louis

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Thu, 01/12/2023 – 13:05

Lane and ramp closures scheduled for portions of northbound and southbound U.S. 71/I-35 Jan. 18-19

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Lane and ramp closures scheduled for portions of northbound and southbound U.S. 71/I-35 Jan. 18-19
Visitor (not verified)
Thu, 01/12/2023 – 15:30

 
JACKSON COUNTY – Bridge repairs will require various lane and ramp closures on northbound and southbound U.S. 71 beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily on both Wednesday, Jan. 18, and Thursday, Jan. 19. This work is anticipated to cause significant delays along U.S. 71/I-35. Motorists are advised to plan ahead, leave early, and consider alternate routes. All work is weather permitting.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.:
The entrance ramp from Blue River Road to southbound U.S. 71 will be closed.
The exit ramp to Bannister Road from southbound U.S. 71 will be closed.
The right through lane southbound U.S. 71 will also be closed from Blue River to Bannister Rd.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, until approximately 3 p.m.
Crews will CLOSE the left lane of northbound I-35/U.S. 71 along the east side of the downtown loop at 12th Street.
Crews will close the eastbound I-670 ramp to northbound I-35/U.S. 71.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.
For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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Kansas City

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Thu, 01/12/2023 – 09:28

U.S. Business 60 in Stoddard County Scheduled for Drainage Repairs

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U.S. Business 60 in Stoddard County Scheduled for Drainage Repairs
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Thu, 01/12/2023 – 14:45

SIKESTON—Missouri Department of Transportation crews will perform drainage repairs along Business 60 in Stoddard County. 
This section of roadway is located from Bailiff Drive to Two Mile Road in Dexter, Missouri.  
Weather permitting, work will take place Friday Jan. 13 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
  
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Southeast

Published On
Thu, 01/12/2023 – 08:42

Public Meeting Scheduled for Natural Bridge Rd. Improvement Project on Jan. 26

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Public Meeting Scheduled for Natural Bridge Rd. Improvement Project on Jan. 26
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Thu, 01/12/2023 – 14:40

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house style public inmeeting for the Natural Bridge (Route 115) Improvement Project from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. The meeting will be held at the Pine Lawn City Hall, 6250 Steve Marre Ave., 63121. The improvement project will cover Natural Bridge Rd. between Lucas & Hunt Rd. and St. Louis city limits.
Attendees can stop by at any time during the open house to view preliminary plans and speak with Route 115 project team members. A formal presentation is not scheduled.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to provide feedback on the project by completing a comment form while at the meeting or online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8F82JLF.
The purpose of this project is to address the aging pavement and pedestrian facilities along Natural Bridge Rd. from Lucas & Hunt Rd. to the St Louis city limits.  As part of the project, existing sidewalks along the corridor will be upgraded to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Constructing new sidewalks will also provide a continuous pedestrian accessible route along the corridor.
This meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request special accommodations, call 1-866-ASK-MoDOT or email charlene.goston@modot.mo.gov.  
For further information on the Route 115 project, visit Natural Bridge Rd. (Route 115) Improvement Project | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org).

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St. Louis

Published On
Thu, 01/12/2023 – 08:39

County Road 224 in Wayne County Closed for Culvert Replacement

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County Road 224 in Wayne County Closed for Culvert Replacement
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Thu, 01/12/2023 – 14:25

SIKESTON—County Road 224 in Wayne County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert located at the intersection of County Road 224 and Route C. Route C will remain open.
Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. 
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast. 
  
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Southeast

Published On
Thu, 01/12/2023 – 08:23