MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Wed, 30 Nov 2022 04:03:54 +0000 en-us MoDOT to Hold Public Meeting for Route 25/K Project at Gordonville, MO https://www.modot.org/node/27497 27497 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 15:50:01 +0000 MoDOT to Hold Public Meeting for Route 25/K Project at Gordonville, MO Visitor (not verified) Tue, 11/29/2022 - 15:50 SIKESTON-The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 to discuss improvements to the intersection of Route 25 and Route K in Gordonville, Missouri. The meeting will be held at Gordonville Elementary School, located at 653 Route Z in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The project includes constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Route 25 and Route K. “We conducted a study to examine installing a traffic signal or constructing a roundabout in this location,” said MoDOT Project Manager Tim Pickett. “Through the study, the preferred alternate was to construct a roundabout. The proposed roundabout will help traffic flow efficiently and will result in fewer delays during non-peak hours.” Visitors can stop-by anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to discuss the details of the project with the MoDOT project team. The project is expected to be let in May 2023, with construction beginning as early as summer 2023. Construction will be staged to allow the area to remain open with minor, short-term lane closures as connections are made to the existing pavement. Completion is anticipated in winter 2023. For more information, please contact Pickett at (573) 472-9003 or MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636). The project website is available at https://www.modot.org/route25andk. ### Districts Involved Southeast Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 09:47 Clinton County Route J to narrow for utility work https://www.modot.org/node/27496 27496 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 15:35:01 +0000 Clinton County Route J to narrow for utility work Visitor (not verified) Tue, 11/29/2022 - 15:35 ST. JOSEPH, Mo – Utility work will impact traffic on Clinton County Route J, from SW McComas Lane to SW Middle Road, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 30. Scobee Powerline Constuction, working through a Missouri Department of Transportation permit, will replace utility poles tomorrow through Friday, Dec. 23. During the project, the road will be narrowed to one lane at each work location from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday. 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. ### Districts Involved Northwest Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 09:32 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime Lane and Ramp CLOSURES in Joplin for Pavement Repair December 1-3 https://www.modot.org/node/27495 27495 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 14:50:01 +0000 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime Lane and Ramp CLOSURES in Joplin for Pavement Repair December 1-3 regan.mitchell Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:50 Where/When: In Joplin 7 p.m. Thursday, December 1, to 7 a.m. Friday, December 2 Eastbound I-44 to southbound I-49 ramp CLOSED Westbound I-44 to southbound I-49 narrowed driving lane 7 p.m. Friday, December 2, to 7 a.m. Saturday, December 3 Westbound I-44 auxiliary lane from Prigmore Road to southbound I-49 restricted What: Contractor crews to CLOSE lanes and ramps, during nighttime hours, to repair pavement as part of the pavement repair project on various routes. Traffic Impacts: Eastbound I-44 to southbound I-49 ramp CLOSED Westbound I-44 to southbound I-49 narrowed driving lane Westbound I-44 auxiliary lane from Prigmore Road to southbound I-49 restricted I-44 and I-49 are 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) 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) (Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down) Districts Involved Southwest Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:48 Public Invited to Learn About Proposed Changes to Holts Summit Interchange https://www.modot.org/node/27494 27494 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:35:01 +0000 Public Invited to Learn About Proposed Changes to Holts Summit Interchange Visitor (not verified) Tue, 11/29/2022 - 13:35 Project U.S. Route 54/ Route OO Interchange Improvements JEFFERSON CITY – Residents and motorists that utilize the U.S. Route 54/Callaway County Route OO interchange in Holts Summit are invited to a public meeting to discuss proposed changes to the interchange. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to improve traffic flow and safety at the eastbound and westbound ramp intersections, by building a roundabout at the intersection of the eastbound U.S. Route 54 exit and entrance ramps. Route OO and intersection improvements at the westbound Route 54 exit and entrance ramps are also planned. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 1 at the Holts Summit Municipal Building, located at 213 South Summit Drive, from 4 until 6 p.m. MoDOT staff will be available to help answer questions and provide information on the proposed project. Details on the project can be found at modot.org/Callaway54andOO. 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. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for project updates.   ### Districts Involved Central Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 07:33 Sen. Caleb Rowden Announces Senior Staff for 2023 Legislative Session https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-caleb-rowden-announces-senior-staff-for-2023-legislative-session/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=71001 Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:47:14 +0000 Senator Caleb Rowden Announces Senior Staff for 2023 Legislative Session JEFFERSON CITY – Incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, announces his senior Audio: The Missouri Senate Minute for Nov. 29 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-the-missouri-senate-minute-for-nov-29/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=70998 Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:42:27 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — House Bill 1878 relates to election rules in Missouri. The new law took effect on Aug. 28. WB Route 412 in Pemiscot County Reduced for Pavement Repairs https://www.modot.org/node/27493 27493 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:15:01 +0000 WB Route 412 in Pemiscot County Reduced for Pavement Repairs Visitor (not verified) Tue, 11/29/2022 - 11:15 Sikeston― Westbound Route 412 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.      This section of roadway is located from Interstate 55 to Route 25 in Kennett, Missouri.   Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Dec. 5 through Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, from 7 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 Donald Hills at (573) 472-9013 or MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.    ###  facebook.com/MoDOTSoutheast  twitter.com/MoDOTSoutheast  youtube.com/MoDOTSoutheast    Districts Involved Southeast Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 05:13 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime Lane and Ramp CLOSURES in Springfield for Pavement Repair https://www.modot.org/node/27492 27492 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:00:01 +0000 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime Lane and Ramp CLOSURES in Springfield for Pavement Repair regan.mitchell Tue, 11/29/2022 - 11:00 Week of December 5 Where: In Springfield Northbound U.S. Route 65 center driving lane north of Battlefield Road (near mile marker 48) Westbound I-44 right driving lane underneath the U.S. Route 65 Bridge Westbound I-44-to-southbound U.S. Route 65 ramp Westbound I-44 right driving lane just north of Division Street/Greene County Route EE (near mile marker 74) When: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, December 5 until Friday, December 9 What: Contractor crews to CLOSE lanes and ramps, during nighttime hours, to repair pavement as part of the Pavement Repair Project on Various Routes in Five (5) Southwest Counties that is to completed by December 1, 2022. This work was rescheduled from November 1-25. Traffic Impacts: Northbound U.S. Route 65 center driving lane north of Battlefield Road (near mile marker 48) CLOSED Westbound I-44 right driving lane underneath the U.S. Route 65 Bridge Closed Westbound I-44-to-southbound U.S. Route 65 ramp CLOSED Westbound I-44 right driving lane just north of Division Street/Greene County Route EE (near mile marker 74) Closed I-44 and Route 65 are 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) 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) (Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down) Districts Involved Southwest Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 04:57 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Delaware Street CLOSED in Nixa Monday, December 5 https://www.modot.org/node/27491 27491 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:50:01 +0000 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Delaware Street CLOSED in Nixa Monday, December 5 regan.mitchell Tue, 11/29/2022 - 10:50 For Pipe Replacement Work Project Mt. Vernon Street (Route 14) Widening Where: Delaware Street CLOSED at Missouri Route 14 (Mt. Vernon Street) in Nixa When: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, December 5 What: Contractor crews replacing a culvert underneath the road Traffic Impacts: Delaware Street CLOSED at Missouri Route 14 (Mt. Vernon Street) in Nixa Missouri Route 14 (Mt. Vernon Street) Open 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. Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule. 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) (Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down) Districts Involved Southwest Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 04:45 Ashcroft Urges Blunt to Stop the Respect for Marriage Act Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:01:00 +0000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 29, 2022  Contact: JoDonn Chaney, (573) 526-0949   Ashcroft Urges Blunt to Stop the Respect for Marriage Act  Jefferson City, Mo. — Today Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft urged United States Senator Roy Blunt to use whatever means possible to stop the passage of HB 84 Governor Parson Announces Career and Technical Education Grants https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-announces-career-and-technical-education-grants 9561 at https://governor.mo.gov Tue, 29 Nov 2022 09:58:38 +0000 Governor Parson Announces Career and Technical Education Grants johnathan.shiflett Tue, 11/29/2022 - 09:58 November 29, 2022 Jefferson City The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded several Missouri Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with grant dollars to further support the important work that these programs do to ensure all Missouri students are prepared for success upon graduation and further contribute to developing Missouri’s workforce. "Career and technical education is critical to our workforce development goals here in the State of Missouri," Governor Parson said. "Every day the necessity for a post secondary degree, trade, or industry recognized credential is growing for good-paying jobs across the state, and we want to support Missourians as they seek to learn new skills, especially in our career and technical education programs."  Missouri’s Area Career Center Opportunity (MACCO) Grant provides funding to enhance the state’s CTE capacity by providing more opportunities for CTE students while updating and modernizing career centers’ infrastructure and equipment. MACCO is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) and was included in Governor Parson's Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal to the General Assembly. MACCO grants local education agencies (LEAs) up to $400,000 for the following purposes: Create new high-demand and emerging programs Construct a new area career center building Renovate or build an addition to an existing area career center Update or expand current CTE programs Improve infrastructure for safety and equipment needs Upgrade equipment and instructional technology The grant’s funds must be used to enhance or extend area career centers’ capacities to increase students’ knowledge and skills needed to gain employment in current or emerging fields, continue their education, or re-train for new business and industry opportunities. The grant required LEAs to submit an application and match 25 percent of the awarded MACCO funds.  Grant recipients and award totals are as follows: Arcadia Valley Career Center, Ironton, $400,000.00 Boonslick Technical Education Center, Boonville, $400,000.00 Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center, Cape Girardeau, $400,000.00 Career and Technology Center at Fort Osage, Independence, $400,000.00 Carrollton Area Career Center, Carrollton, $400,000.00 Carthage Technical Center, Carthage, $400,000.00 Cass Career Center, Harrisonville, $385,500.00 Clinton Technical School, Clinton, $400,000.00 Columbia Area Career Center, Columbia, $400,000.00 Crowder College Technical Education Center, Neosho, $400,000.00 Current River Career Center, Doniphan, $400,000.00 Dallas County Technical Center, Buffalo, $400,000.00 Davis H. Hart Career Center, Mexico, $234,000.00 Eldon Career Center, Eldon, $400,000.00 Excelsior Springs Area Career Center, Excelsior Springs, $400,000.00 Four Rivers Career Center, Washington, $400,000.00 Franklin Technology Center, Joplin, $400,000.00 Gibson Technical Center, Reeds Spring, $400,000.00 Grand River Technical School, Chillicothe, $400,000.00 Herndon Career Center, Raytown, $400,000.00 Hillyard Technical Center, St. Joseph, $400,000.00 Jefferson College - Area Technical School, Hillsboro, $400,000.00 Kennett Career and Technology Center, Kennett, $400,000.00 Kirksville Area Technical Center, Kirksville, $400,000.00 Lake Career and Technical Center, Camdenton, $400,000.00 Lamar Career & Technical Center, Lamar, $323,500.00 Lebanon Technology and Career Center, Lebanon, $400,000.00 Lewis & Clark Career Center, St. Charles, $400,000.00 Lex La-Ray Technical Center, Lexington, $400,000.00 Linn County Area Career and Technical Center, Brookfield, $400,000.00 Manual Career and Technical Center, Kansas City, $400,000.00 Miller Career Academy, St. Louis, $400,000.00 Nevada Regional Technical Center, Nevada, $400,000.00 New Madrid County R-I Technical Skills Center, New Madrid, $400,000.00 Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City, $400,000.00 Northwest Technical School, Maryville, $400,000.00 OTC Career Center, Springfield, $400,000.00 Ozark Mountain Technical Center, Mountain Grove, $400,000.00 Pemiscot County Career and Technology Center, Hayti, $400,000.00 Perryville Area Career and Technology Center, Perryville, $400,000.00 Pike-Lincoln Technical Center, Eolia, $400,000.00 Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center, Poplar Bluff, $400,000.00 Rolla Technical Center/Rolla Technical Institute, Rolla, $400,000.00 Scott Regional Technology Center, Monett, $400,000.00 Sikeston Career & Technology Center, Sikeston, $400,000.00 South Central Career Center, West Plains, $150,000.00 Special School District St. Louis County, Town & Country, $400,000.00 State Fair Career & Technology Center, Sedalia, $400,000.00 UniTec Career Center, Bonne Terre, $400,000.00 Warrensburg Area Career Center, Warrensburg, $400,000.00 Waynesville Career Center, Waynesville, $400,000.00 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime Traffic Slowdowns/Stops on I-44 In Strafford Thursday, December 1 https://www.modot.org/node/27489 27489 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 08:55:01 +0000 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime Traffic Slowdowns/Stops on I-44 In Strafford Thursday, December 1 regan.mitchell Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:55 What: East and westbound I-44 traffic slowed and possibly stopped near Mulroy Road (Missouri Route 744) in Strafford When: 1 a.m., Thursday, December 1 Details: Streetwise crews installing a new electrical line across I-44 in Strafford. Crews will set up the work zone the night of Wednesday, November 30. Traffic Impacts: East and westbound I-44 traffic slowed or stopped for up to 10 minutes at 1 a.m. on Thursday, December 1 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will slow traffic on I-44 Ramps and lanes will be CLOSED from 11 p.m. Wednesday, November 30 to 2 a.m. Thursday, December 1, for safety reasons at the following locations: Glenstone to eastbound I-44 ramp CLOSED Glenstone right turn lane and left turn lane CLOSED onto eastbound I-44 ramp North and southbound U.S. Route 65 to eastbound I-44 ramps CLOSED Mulroy Road (Missouri Route 744) to I-44 ramps CLOSED Missouri Route 125 westbound I-44 ramp CLOSED Missouri Route 125 right and left turn lane CLOSED onto westbound I-44 ramp Electronic message boards located near the planned road work will alert drivers to any changes in the work schedule (Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule) 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) (Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down) Districts Involved Southwest Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 02:54 WB Route 74 in Cape Girardeau County Reduced for Bridge Maintenance https://www.modot.org/node/27488 27488 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 08:15:01 +0000 WB Route 74 in Cape Girardeau County Reduced for Bridge Maintenance Visitor (not verified) Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:15 SIKESTON—Westbound Route 74 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance.   This section of roadway is located from Siemers Drive to Silver Springs Road in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 9. The work zone will be in place 24 hours a day until the work is complete.  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.                                                                                                                 ###  facebook.com/MoDOTSoutheast  twitter.com/MoDOTSoutheast  youtube.com/MoDOTSoutheast    Districts Involved Southeast Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 02:12 Traffic Alert: Crews to close Woodswether Road at Broadway Blvd. Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 https://www.modot.org/node/27487 27487 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 29 Nov 2022 08:10:01 +0000 Traffic Alert: Crews to close Woodswether Road at Broadway Blvd. Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 Visitor (not verified) Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:10 JACKSON COUNTY – Crews with the Buck O’Neil Bridge replacement project will CLOSE Woodswether Rd. at Broadway Blvd. (below the U.S. 169 Buck O’Neil Bridge) beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, until approximately Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 a.m. This closure is part of the bridge work of the new Buck O’Neil bridge. Motorists will need to use alternate routes. All work is weather permitting. 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 http://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 work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Tue, 11/29/2022 - 02:09 Audio: This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 29 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-for-nov-29/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=70989 Tue, 29 Nov 2022 00:01:41 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 29, 1795, birthdate of Robert William Wells — a former Missouri state representative who