MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:07:47 +0000 en-us TRAFFIC ALERT: https://www.modot.org/node/17015 17015 at https://www.modot.org Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:20:01 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: Visitor (not verified) Sat, 10/12/2019 - 15:20 Route 76 to OPEN to Traffic North of Hollister by 5 p.m. Today (Sat., Oct. 12) What: Route 76 to OPEN between Business 65 at the roundabout and Lake Shore Drive north of Hollister  When: By 5 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 12)  Details: MoDOT crews placed rock to build up shoulder MoDOT geologist and engineers determined rock/dirt slide did not undermine the roadway and developed a plan to reinforce the shoulder of the roadway Repairs started Friday and lasted throughout the day today (Saturday, Oct. 12)  Why: Heavy rains caused shoulder along Route 76 to collapse and slide down the hill on the Lake Taneycomo side of roadway. The damage occurred early Friday morning, Oct. 11.  (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 Sat, 10/12/2019 - 11:15 Missouri State Capitol Dome to be Lit Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/missouri-state-capitol-dome-be-lit-pink-honor-breast-cancer-awareness-month 2906 at https://governor.mo.gov Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:01:41 +0000 Missouri State Capitol Dome to be Lit Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Katy.Alexander Fri, 10/11/2019 - 17:01 October 11, 2019 Jefferson City Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Missouri State Capitol Dome will be lit pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The dome will light up pink at sunset today and remain lit through Sunday morning to commemorate those lost to breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, individuals battling the disease, and medical professionals and researchers working to find a cure. "Each year, and often far too soon, breast cancer takes the lives of many of our loved ones," Governor Parson said. "Lighting the Capitol Dome pink is one small way we can show our support to those in the fight against breast cancer, those we have lost, those who have beat the disease, and those who are working hard to find a cure."  Breast cancer accounts for one-third of all cancers diagnosed among women in Missouri and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women behind lung cancer. Approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. From 2012 through 2016, an average of nearly 6,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed each year in Missouri women. The National Breast Cancer Foundation celebrates October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month each year to increase awareness of the disease through education and promote early detection through breast cancer screening. The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program supports states, including Missouri, with grant funding to provide education and services for women.   In Missouri, the Show Me Healthy Women program offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for Missouri women who meet age, income, and insurance guidelines.  At this time, there is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer for women who are at average risk. This is why screening by mammography, clinic breast examination, and breast self-examination are so important. “The lighting of the Capitol dome pink to raise awareness about breast cancer is something all Missourians can be grateful for and proud to support,” said Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director. “As a practicing OB-GYN for over 30 years, I understand the importance of women’s health and cancer screenings, and in conversations with Governor Parson, I appreciate his understanding and emphasis on prevention of diseases like breast cancer.” Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Fills Two County Office Vacancies https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-makes-seven-appointments-various-boards-and-commissions 2901 at https://governor.mo.gov Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:30:55 +0000 Governor Parson Makes Seven Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions, Fills Two County Office Vacancies Katy.Alexander Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:30 October 11, 2019 Jefferson City Today, Governor Mike Parson announced seven appointments to various boards and commissions and filled two county office vacancies.  Mary Jane Almandoz, of Cape Girardeau, was appointed to the Missouri Charter Public School Commission. Ms. Almandoz has spent many years teaching Spanish in both public and private schools. Over the past 17 years, she has devoted much of her time to Learn4Life Charter Schools, serving as President of several of the charters, holding numerous board positions, and attending state and national charter conferences as a supporter and advocate of the charter school model. Ms. Almandoz previously served as the Special Events Corporate Sponsorship Chairperson for the City of Palmdale, California, before returning to the education field. She has a lifelong teaching credential and is a member of the LY Chapter PEO in Cape Girardeau. Ms. Almandoz earned a degree in Spanish and English literature from the University of Southern California. Colby Baker, of Meadville, was appointed as the Linn County Public Administrator. Ms. Baker is a Customer Service Representative for Lincare in Chillicothe. In this role, she processes physician orders and supplies patients with medical equipment needs. Ms. Baker previously worked as a Dietary Manager for Life Care Center of Brookfield and as a Social Service Representative for Grand River Health Care in Chillicothe. Ms. Baker is a graduate of Meadville High School.  Chris Berndt, of Branson, was appointed to the Missouri Emergency Response Commission. Mr. Berndt is the Fire Chief of the Western Taney County Fire District and the Emergency Management Director for the Taney County Office of Emergency Management. He is also an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Missouri-Columbia Fire and Rescue Training Institute. Mr. Berndt is a former chair and current member of the Local Emergency Planning Commission. He also currently serves as chairman of the Taney County 911 Advisory Board and the Tri-Lakes Fire Chiefs’ Association. Mr. Berndt is a licensed Paramedic and Hazardous Materials Technician and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout. Ashley Gum, of Potosi, was appointed as the Washington County Circuit Clerk. Ms. Gum currently serves as the Deputy Clerk for the Washington County Associate Clerk. She previously held the position of secretary for American Family Insurance and Moore Funeral Home. Ms. Gum is an active member of the The BackStoppers, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs who have lost their lives in the line of duty. She has also assisted in fundraisers supporting the Shop with a Cop program and her local pregnancy resource center. Ms. Gum is a graduate of Potosi High School. Kermit Hargis, of Bolivar, was appointed to the Missouri Emergency Response Commission. Mr. Hargis currently serves part-time as the Polk County Health Department Emergency Planner and as an Adjutant Instructor for the Criminal Justice Program at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. He previously worked for the City of Bolivar Fire Department and Emergency Management and Polk County Emergency Management. Mr. Hargis is the former President of the Bolivar Optimist Club and a current member of the Polk County Amateur Radio Club. Mr. Hargis also currently serves on the Polk County Local Emergency Planning Committee. Cathy Jo Loy, of Joplin, was appointed to the Missouri Charter Public School Commission. Ms. Loy is a home educator and liaison for the SWMO Homeschool Community. She currently serves as a member of Joplin Area Classical Conversations and a volunteer for Bright Futures. Ms. Loy is also an artist, designer, and events coordinator for Custom Design by Cathy Jo. Previously, she served as the Gallery Coordinator for Mystery Gallery and 3rd Thursday Art Walk and as chair of the Joplin Women’s Connection. Mark Owen, of Parkville, was appointed to the Peace Officer and Standards Training Commission. Mr. Owen is currently serving his second term as Platte County Sheriff. Mr. Owen also served in the United States Marine Corps before receiving an Honorable Discharge. He attended the Kansas City Missouri Police Academy and has received numerous local and regional awards including the Clarence Kelly Award and the Mid America Leadership Award. Mr. Owen is an active member of many local, regional, and state law enforcement committees including the Heart of America Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, the Kansas City Urban Area Homeland Security Policy Committee, and the State of Missouri MODEX Law Enforcement Committee.  Patrick Seamands, of Ellisville, was appointed to the Missouri Emergency Response Commission. Mr. Seamands is recently retired from Spire Inc. (formerly Laclede Gas Company). In his role as Chief Engineer, he oversaw project engineering, maintenance engineering, environmental engineering services, maintenance engineering, emergency response planning and training, operations training, and facilities management. Previously, Mr. Seamands held the roles of Vice President of Engineering and Chief Engineer at Southern Union Company (now Energy Transfer Partners) and Adjunct Professor for the Masters in Engineering Program at the University of Kansas. He currently serves on the St. Louis Salvation Army’s Regional Advisory Board, the Eureka Fire Protection District Search and Rescue Team, and the St. Louis County Local Emergency Planning Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana.  Keith Stevens, of Bolivar, was appointed to the State Soil and Water Districts Commission. Mr. Stevens is a Sales and QC Manager for Ash Grove Aggregates in Butler. He currently serves on the Polk County Soil and Water Board and the Polk County Cattleman and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. For the past 6 years, Mr. Stevens has also served on the Missouri Limestone Association Board as a member, Treasurer, Vice President, and now President. He also currently assists with an annual farm safety program for high school age students in Southwest Missouri reaching 200-300 students annually. He previously served on the Chamber Business Expo Planning Committee representing agricultural businesses and the Bolivar Chamber Board. Mr. Stevens is a graduate of Buffalo High School. MDC gives Orchard Elementary fourth graders hands on training in tree planting https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-gives-orchard-elementary-fourth-graders-hands-training-tree-planting 318165 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:12:46 +0000 Road Work for Mid-Missouri https://www.modot.org/node/17014 17014 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:00:01 +0000 Road Work for Mid-Missouri Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:00 October 14 - October 25, 2019 The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the mid-Missouri area for the two-week period of October 14 – October 25, 2019. Scheduled lane closures will not take place on Monday, October 14 for the Columbus Day Holiday. The projects listed will include lane closures that could cause traffic delays. Full roadway closures are also noted. Weather conditions may postpone the work schedule.MoDOT reminds motorists to buckle up, slow down, follow posted signs and drive safely through work areas. For more information about a project, please contact MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/modot-central-district. You can also follow MoDOT’s Central Missouri District on Twitter and Facebook at https://twitter.com/MoDOT_Centraland MoDOT Central Missouri District.All Counties Daylight Hours Mowing, striping, brush cutting and guardrail repair continues in various locations.  Motorists should travel with care and be alert to slow-moving equipment along the road.Boone CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute 63 over Gans Creek, south of Discovery Parkway – Bridge rehabilitation in the northbound lanes continues. The project is scheduled for completion in late October.Route 63 over Gans Creek, south of Discovery Parkway - Bridge rehabilitation in the southbound lanes will begin Monday, October 21. The project is scheduled for completion in late October.Route 63 over Turkey Creek, south of Route AB – Bridge rehabilitation in the northbound lanes will begin Monday, October 21. The project is scheduled for completion in late October.Route 63 between Route 763 and the Randolph County line – Pavement improvements continue.Daylight Hours Interstate 70 between Route BB and Route 179 in Cooper County – Bridge surveying will take place along the eastbound shoulder Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18.Route 163 (Providence Road) between Interstate 70 and Route K – Signal upgrades, sidewalk repair and ADA improvements in various locations continue. The project is scheduled for completion in August, 2020.Route 763 (College Avenue) between Route 740 (Stadium Boulevard) and Business Loop 70 – Signal upgrades, sidewalk repair and ADA improvements in various locations continue. The project is scheduled for completion in November.Callaway CountyDaylight Hours/Overnight HoursRoute 63 over the Katy Trail, south Claysville Road – Bridge rehabilitation in the northbound lanes continues. The project is scheduled for completion in late October.Daylight HoursRoute 54 at Hillers Creek, east of Route J – Roadside maintenance continues. The project is scheduled for completion in late October. Route O between Route D and State Street – Resurfacing, shoulder additions and ADA improvements continue.  The project is scheduled for completion in November.Camden CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute 5 between Route 54 and Pier Thirty-One Road – Roadside maintenance continues. The project is scheduled for completion in November. Route 7 between Route A and Route AA in Benton County – Pavement improvments will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Route N between Route 54 and Bannister Hollow Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Monday, October 14 through Thursday, October 24.Route T between 7 and Route JJ – Pavement improvements will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Route W between Route 54 and Coffey Hollow Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Monday, October 14 through Thursday, October 24.Cole CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursDix Road over Route 50 – Bridge deck rehabilitation will continue the week of October 14. The bridge was fully closed on Monday, October 7 and will be closed for up to 15 days. Lane closures are possible overnight in the westbound and eastbound lanes on Route 50. All ramps will remain open through the work area. The project is scheduled for completion November 1.Route 50 Outer Road between Big Horn Drive and Truman Boulevard – Roadway resurfacing will begin the week of October 14. The project is scheduled for completion in November.Daylight HoursRoute 54 at McCarty Street – Pavement repair on the southbound exit ramp will take place Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17. The ramp will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.Route 63 between Route 50 and Route 28 in Maries County – Concrete improvements continue. The project is scheduled for completion in November.Industrial Drive between Brooks Street and McCarty Street – Pavement repair will take place Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17. The road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.McCarty Street between Brooks Street and Bolivar Street – Pavement repair will take place Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17. The road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.                       Cooper CountyDaylight Hours Interstate 70 between Route 179 and Route BB  in Boone County – Bridge surveying will take place on the eastbound shoulder Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18.Route B between Route J and Route 50 in Moniteau County – Pavement improvements will take place on Wednesday, October 16.Route AA between Route B to Route H – Pavement improvements will take place on Thursday, October 17.Crawford CountyOvernight HoursRoute 19 between Ida Drive and the Gasconade County line – Pavement resurfacing will take place the week of October 14. The project is scheduled for completion late October.Daylight HoursRoute 19 between Interstate 44 Outer Road and Main Street – ADA improvements continue. The project is scheduled for completion in November.Route 19 between Route 8 and Old Cuba Road – Roadside maintenance will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Route 19 at Evans Road – Culvert lining repair will take place Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16.Route 19 between Ida Drive and the Gasconade County line – Pavement resurfacing will take place the week of October 14. The project is scheduled for completion late October.Route 49 between Route 19 and Route 32 in Iron County – Microsurfacing and shoulder widening continues. The project is scheduled for completion in October.Route M between Route 8 and Route YY – Edge rut repair will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Route P at Lantz Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17.Route HH between Route 19 and Sig Bass Road – Roadside maintenance will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Route YY between Route M and Route 68 in Phelps County – Drainage repair and brush cutting will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Route ZZ between Scott Road and Declue Road – Roadside maintenance will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17.Dent CountyDaylight HoursRoute H over Barnett Prong Dry Creek, south of County Road 2530 – Concrete repair will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17.Gasconade CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute T over Bourbeuse River – New bridge construction continues. The bridge is closed until December.Howard CountyDaylight HoursRoute 87 between Route 5 and Route 40 – Pavement striping will take place the week of October 14. The project is scheduled for completion in November.Route 5 between Route 40 and Route 240 – Pavement improvements will take place Wednesday, October 16 through Thursday, October 24.Route 124 between Route 240 and Route Y – Drainage repair will take place Wednesday, October 16 through Thursday, October 24.Laclede County Daylight /Overnight Hours Interstate 44 between mile marker 145 and mile marker 156 – Guardrail installation continues in the eastbound and westbound lanes the week of October 14.Daylight HoursInterstate 44 Outer Road between Route N and Mill Creek Road – Pavement improvements and guardrail upgrades continue. The project is expected to be completed in November.Maries CountyDaylight HoursRoute 63 between Route 28 and Route 50 in Cole County – Pavement improvements continue. The project is scheduled for completion in November.Route V between Route 42 and Route N – Pavement improvements will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17.Miller CountyDaylight Hours Route 54 over Osage River, east of River Road – Bridge inspection in the westbound lanes will take place on Wednesday, October 16.Moniteau CountyDaylight HoursRoute B between Route 50 and Route J in Cooper County – Pavement improvements will take place on Wednesday, October 16.Osage CountyDaylight HoursRoute 63 between Route 50 in Cole County and Route 28 in Maries County – Asphalt paving and guardrail installation continues. The project is scheduled for completion in November.Route C between Route 100 and Route A – Chip sealing and guardrail installation is underway. The project is scheduled for completion in late October.Route W between Route 50 and Route A – Chip sealing and guardrail installation continues. The project is scheduled for completion in late October.Phelps CountyOvernight Hours/Daylight HoursRoute 63 between Interstate 44 and Route CC – Roadway resurfacing and sidewalk repair continues. The project is scheduled for completion in late October.Daylight HoursRoute C between Interstate 44 and end of state maintenance end – Pavement patching will take place Monday, October 7 through Thursday, October 17.Route K between Route 63 and Western Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17.Route O between Route 72 and County Road 5480 – Pavement improvements will take place Monday, October 7 through Thursday, October 17.Route T between Route M and Route P – Pavement improvements will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17.Route T between Route C and Route M – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17.Route Y between Route E and County Road 8440 – Pavement improvements will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Route BB between Route 68 and Wellington Drive – Pavement striping will take place the week of October 15.Route YY between Route 68 and Route M in Crawford County – Drainage repair and brush cutting will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Interstate 44 Outer Road between Business Loop 44 and County Road 8160 – Pavement improvements will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Pulaski County Daylight HoursRoute N between Route 133 and Crocker Road – Pavement improvements will take place Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22.Route U between Route 17 and Miller County Line – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 24.Washington CountyDaylight HoursRoute T between Route 185 and Route A – Roadside maintenance will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17.MoDOT encourages motorists to log on to wwww.modot.org/modot-central-district to comment on their experiences traveling through highway work zones.                                                                             ###       Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:53 This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 11: Nuisance Properties https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-week-in-the-missouri-senate-for-oct-11-nuisance-properties/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=51351 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:55:39 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bill 203, a new law that modifies nuisance actions in certain cities and counties, MDC approves contract for Henges Shooting Range bullet trap replacement https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-approves-contract-henges-shooting-range-bullet-trap-replacement 318163 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:06:08 +0000 Cape Nature Center leads Cape LaCroix Creek Stream Team efforts https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/cape-nature-center-leads-cape-lacroix-creek-stream-team-efforts 318162 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:11:14 +0000 Countdown Begins To the Demolition of the Old Champ Clark Bridge https://www.modot.org/node/17013 17013 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:50:01 +0000 Countdown Begins To the Demolition of the Old Champ Clark Bridge Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:50 HANNIBAL – With the new Champ Clark Bridge now open to traffic on August 3 on U.S. Route 54 over the Mississippi River, demolition of the historic, 1928 bridge was inevitable.  While Massman Construction Company has been full speed ahead with deck removal of the old bridge, a more audible and visible phase of the demolition will include blasts.  The first pair of truss spans is expected to be dropped into the Mississippi Friday, October 18 at approximately 9 a.m., with the second pair to follow approximately two weeks later.  “We have a good idea of when the blasts will occur; however, these are not typically a set time but rather a window, as many details need to be carried out and the situation must be perfect to ensure safety,” stated Missouri Department of Transportation Project Director Keith Killen.  While 9 a.m. is the planned blast time, a lot of preparation has to occur to ensure everyone’s safety, so it could be delayed. The first blasts will be on the Missouri side.  “Massman will have people stationed around the perimeter of the safe area to keep people from encroaching in the safe area,” Killen said.  Unfortunately, most of the Missouri side of the riverfront is included in this safe area.  “We will work with the City of Louisiana to set up signs and traffic control to limit where onlookers can safely watch the blasts,” Killen added.  The demolition blasts will be available to view live on the MoDOT Northeast District Facebook page.  Once truss spans 2 and 3 on the Missouri side have been dropped, Massman will have a limited time frame to retrieve all debris from the Mississippi River in order to safely re-open the river to commercial barge and private boat traffic.  The new bridge will temporarily close, possibly up to 45 minutes, as a safety precaution during each blast. The next phase will include dropping truss spans 4 and 5 on the Illinois side, leaving the final span over the railroad to be dismantled later.  This will also be available to view live on the MoDOT Northeast District Facebook page. Work will then begin on the removal of the piers above the water level.  “This phase will not utilize explosive blasting,” said Killen.  “Massman has chosen to jackhammer the existing piers to prevent possible damage to the new bridge,” Killen added. After the removal of the above-surface piers has been accomplished, work will move below the water surface.  “The remaining pier sections will be strategically drilled in order to allow for the placement of explosives prior to blasting,” Killen explained.  He noted blasting of the piers would not be as dramatic as detonation of the truss spans.  All resulting debris will be removed from the river bed including any debris larger than about the size of a football. Join Massman Construction Company and the entire Champ Clark Bridge team for the final monthly project update meeting being held Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. in Riverview Park in Louisiana. Project updates and additional information about the project can be found at the Champ Clark Bridge website, www.champclarkbridge.com or the Champ Clark Bridge page on facebook. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:47 Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Oct. 14 - 20 https://www.modot.org/node/17012 17012 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:50:01 +0000 Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Oct. 14 - 20 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:50 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 Oct. 14 - 20. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, striping, signal work, etc., in addition to the work mentioned below. All work is weather permitting and subject to change. Andrew County Route O – CLOSED at the Platte River Bridge for a bridge replacement project. The bridge will be closed through mid-November. More info: https://www.modot.org/route-o-platte-river-bridge-replacement Atchison County Route CC – CLOSED until further notice due to a damaged culvert under the roadway. The project was part of the September 2019 letting. The project was awarded Oct. 2 to Widel, Inc. A schedule for the project has not been determined yet. U.S. Route 136 – CLOSED for flood debris removal and roadway repairs through mid-October Route 111 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Mill Creek Bridge near Corning, through late November U.S. Route 59 – Pothole patching from U.S. Route 136 to the Holt County line, Oct. 15 – 18 U.S. Route 59 – Culvert replacement and drainage work from the city limits of Fairfax to Route 46, Oct. 15 – 18 Route A – Culvert replacement and drainage work one mile west of Watson, Oct. 15 – 18 Route O – Culvert replacement and drainage work in the city limits of Westboro, Oct. 15 – 18 U.S. Route 136 – Bridge maintenance at the Interstate 29 overpass, Oct. 17 – 18. This includes a 16-foot width restriction. Buchanan County U.S. Route 59 – Resurfacing project from Route 752 to Route 45, Oct. 14 – 19 Route 371 – Resurfacing project from Route 752 to the Platte County line, Oct. 14 – 19. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone. Caldwell County Route A – Bridge maintenance at the Shoal Creek Bridge, Oct. 15 Route 13 – Bridge maintenance at the Shoal Creek Bridge, Oct. 15 – 16 Route 116 – Bridge maintenance at the Long Creek and Stevenson Creek bridges, Oct. 15 – 17 Carroll County Route C – CLOSED until further notice at the Branch of Turkey Creek Bridge due to damage from flooding. The bridge replacement project is scheduled to be a part of the February 2020 letting. U.S. Route 65 – Bridge rehabilitation at the Tator Hill Creek Bridge through late October. This includes a 16-foot width restriction. U.S. Route 65 – Bridge rehabilitation at the Wakenda Creek Bridge through late November. This includes a 15-foot width restriction. U.S. Route 65 – Bridge maintenance at the Shootman Creek and Mound Creek bridges, Oct. 14 – 18. Temporary traffic signals will be in place. Route 41 – Flood repair project from 1.4 miles south of U.S. Route 24 to 1.2 miles north of the Missouri River near De Witt, Oct. 14 – 18 Route 10 – Bridge maintenance at the Moss Creek Bridge, Oct. 17 – 18 Chariton County U.S. Route 24 – Bridge replacement project at the Mussel Fork River and Overflow Bridges west of Keytesville through early 2020. Traffic will be diverted over a one-lane, signalized bypass during the replacement of the Mussel Fork River Overflow Bridge. A 10-foot width restriction is in place. U.S. Route 24 – Bridge replacement project at the Middle Fork Chariton River and Overflow bridges through early 2020. These bridges are part of Governor Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program. Traffic will be directed through the work zone with temporary traffic signals. A 10-foot width restriction is in place. Route HH – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Academy Road to Associated Road, Oct. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Route VV – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Route KK to Bill Bass Avenue, Oct. 16, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Route M – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Zion Avenue to Newcomer Avenue, Oct. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jordan Road – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from the east side of Route J to U.S. Route 24, Oct. 18, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinton County I-35 – Concrete replacement southbound driving lane from Exit 48 to Exit 40, Oct. 15 – 18 Daviess County Route DD – CLOSED for bridge rehabilitation at the I-35 overpass through November. More info: https://www.modot.org/clinton-and-daviess-county-bridge-deck-replacements-over-i-35 Route B – CLOSED for bridge reconstruction at the I-35 overpass through November. More info: https://www.modot.org/clinton-and-daviess-county-bridge-deck-replacements-over-i-35 U.S. Route 69 – Shoulder repair from Route T to U.S. Route 136 (Harrison County), Oct. 15 – 18 Route 6 – CLOSED for a culvert replacement at the entrance to County Road 112, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gentry County Route A – CLOSED for repairs from flood damage at the Grand River Bridge through October Harrison County I-35 – Resurfacing project from Eagleville to Bethany, Oct. 14 – 19 Route P – CLOSED for core drilling from Route TT to Route ZZ, Oct. 15, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. U.S. Route 69 – Shoulder repair from U.S. Route 136 to Route T (Daviess County), Oct. 15 – 18 Route 146 – Culvert replacement at Broadway Street in Gilman City, Oct. 16 Holt County Route T – CLOSED until further notice at Mill Bluff Road due to roadway damage Route 111 – Resurfacing and shoulder project from Route T in Forest City to U.S. Route 59 in Oregon, Oct. 14 – 19 U.S. Route 159 – Bridge maintenance at the I-29 overpass, Oct. 15 – 16. This includes a 16-foot width restriction. Livingston County U.S. Route 65 – Bridge rehabilitation at the Roach Lake Bridge, Oct. 14 – 19. This includes a 10-foot width restriction. Nodaway County Route AH – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Route VV to 350th Street, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Route TT – CLOSED for a culvert replacement at the entrance to County Road 350th, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Route NN – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Route E to Navy Road, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Putnam County U.S. Route 136 – CLOSED for a bridge deck replacement project at the Brush Creek Bridge near Livonia through late October. Sullivan County Route PP – CLOSED until further notice at the East Medicine Creek Bridge after a regularly scheduled inspection revealed critical deterioration to the structure. The bridge is currently scheduled for replacement in fiscal year 2020. More info: https://www.modot.org/sullivan-county-route-pp-east-medicine-creek-bridge Route 139 – Intersection and sidewalk improvements through Newtown beginning on the south end of town working north (east side of road) then south (west side of road), Oct. 14 – 18. More info: https://www.modot.org/route-139-newtown-ada-improvement Route K – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Kart Road to London Road, Oct. 15, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Route MM – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Route Z to Dogwood Drive, Oct. 16, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Worth County Route YY – CLOSED until further notice at the Middle Fork of the Grand River after a regularly scheduled inspection revealed critical deterioration to the structure. The bridge is part of Governor Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program and will be included in the September 2019 letting. The project was awarded to Boone Construction Co. A schedule for the project has not been determined yet. More info: https://www.modot.org/worth-county-route-yy-bridge-replacement-over-middle-fork-grand-river ### Traveler Information Map http://traveler.modot.org   Districts Involved Northwest Published On Fri, 10/11/2019 - 08:45 MDC offers free quail management workshop Oct. 19 in Carroll County https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-offers-free-quail-management-workshop-oct-19-carroll-county 318160 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:30:48 +0000 MDC offers free quail management workshop Oct. 26 near Kingston https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-offers-free-quail-management-workshop-oct-26-near-kingston 318159 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:18:08 +0000 Pavement Work Will Cause Interstate Closure at I-435 to I-29 in Platte County https://www.modot.org/node/17011 17011 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:30:01 +0000 Pavement Work Will Cause Interstate Closure at I-435 to I-29 in Platte County Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:30 Traffic Alert: Pavement Work Will Cause Interstate Closure at I-435 to I-29 in Platte County PLATTE COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Interstate 435 northbound to Interstate 29 northbound beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 until 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 for asphalt pavement work. Motorists can follow the posted detour, which is the flyover ramp onto Route D, traveling through one traffic signal, and then turning right at the next signal onto northbound I-29. All work is weather dependent. 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). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Fri, 10/11/2019 - 06:22 Explore fall colors on Rockwoods Reservation's Lime Kiln Trail Oct. 26 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/explore-fall-colors-rockwoods-reservations-lime-kiln-trail-oct-26 318158 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:29:20 +0000 MDC welcomes 11 new conservation agents https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-welcomes-11-new-conservation-agents 318157 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:08:12 +0000