MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:34:14 +0000 en-us Statement from Senator Bill Eigel on the Passing of Representative Tom Hannegan https://www.senate.mo.gov/statement-from-senator-bill-eigel-on-the-passing-of-representative-tom-hannegan/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=65509 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 16:38:38 +0000   JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, issued the following statement regarding the passing of Rep. Tom Hannegan: “I am deeply saddened Updated Info: Overnight lane and ramp closures scheduled for portions of I-70 for paving work https://www.modot.org/node/24467 24467 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 20 Oct 2021 15:15:01 +0000 Updated Info: Overnight lane and ramp closures scheduled for portions of I-70 for paving work Visitor (not verified) Wed, 10/20/2021 - 16:15 JACKSON COUNTY– MoDOT Kansas City will be conducting pavement work overnight along portions of eastbound and westbound I-70 that will require the closure of various lane and ramps beginning on Monday, Oct. 18 through Thursday, Oct. 21. All work is weather permitting. NEW: Eastbound and westbound I-70 will be reduced to ONE LANE from MO Route 7 to Oak Grove for pavement marking work beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, until approximately 6 a.m. the following morning. At this time, ramps in the area may be intermittently closed for short durations of time. Eastbound and westbound I-70 will be reduced to ONE LANE at Adams Dairy Parkway for rumble strip work overnight beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, until 6 a.m. the following morning. Motorists are advised to plan ahead as there will be delays in the area. Please be patient and considerate to your fellow motorists. Use the zipper merge and take turns at merge points.  Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE ZONES. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. 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). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Wed, 10/20/2021 - 12:11 U.S. Route 60 in Carter County Reduced for Pavement Repairs https://www.modot.org/node/24466 24466 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 20 Oct 2021 15:00:01 +0000 U.S. Route 60 in Carter County Reduced for Pavement Repairs Visitor (not verified) Wed, 10/20/2021 - 16:00 SIKESTON—Route 60 in Carter County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route M to Route C. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Oct. 26 through Thursday, Nov. 11 from 7 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.   ### facebook.com/MoDOTSoutheast twitter.com/MoDOTSoutheast youtube.com/MoDOTSoutheast Districts Involved Southeast Published On Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:59 Governor and First Lady Parson to Host Fourth Annual Parson Family Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treating Events at People’s House https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-and-first-lady-parson-host-fourth-annual-parson-family-fall 7646 at https://governor.mo.gov Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:17:27 +0000 Governor and First Lady Parson to Host Fourth Annual Parson Family Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treating Events at People’s House johnathan.shiflett Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:17 October 20, 2021 Jefferson City Today, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson announced that the fourth annual Parson Family Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treating events will be held at the People’s House on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The combined events will take place on the Governor's Mansion lawn and feature several vendors, children's activities, and bluegrass musical entertainment. “We look forward to hosting our fourth annual Parson Family Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treating events at the People’s House,” Governor and First Lady Parson said in a joint statement. “This is an opportunity to further connect with Missouri families and celebrate the autumn season in our great state. We invite everyone to join us at the People’s House for some good family fun!”   In addition to over a dozen vendors, activities will include a bounce house, face painting, trick-or-treating, and more. Popular local band the Kay Brothers will perform bluegrass music for everyone to enjoy. Several vendors are slated to attend, including Missouri Grown, Elderwood Kettle Corn, Missouri State Parks, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Special Olympics Missouri, Scholastics, HAL's Hoppers, and more.  Children 12 and under are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. TRAFFIC ALERT: McDonald County Route EE/Indian Creek Bridge Near Lanagan OPEN to Traffic Oct. 19 https://www.modot.org/node/24462 24462 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:35:01 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: McDonald County Route EE/Indian Creek Bridge Near Lanagan OPEN to Traffic Oct. 19 Visitor (not verified) Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:35 Where: McDonald County Route EE/Indian Creek bridge near Lanagan When: as of 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 19 What: Bridge construction complete, Route EE OPEN to traffic Project Information: This bridge was closed in June so contractor crews could replace the old truss bridge with a new structure that has no truss and is four feet higher, 77 feet longer and six feet wider than the old bridge. This new bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.    (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 Wed, 10/20/2021 - 07:33 Railroad Work to Temporarily Close U.S. Route 24 in Monroe County https://www.modot.org/node/24461 24461 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:30:01 +0000 Railroad Work to Temporarily Close U.S. Route 24 in Monroe County Visitor (not verified) Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:30 HANNIBAL– Weather permitting, Nov. 1-5, BNSF Railroad will be completing repairs at the crossing on U.S. Route 24 in Monroe County just north of South Border Street. Repairs will take place from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. Detour will be on U.S. 36 & Missouri 15.   Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. For more information on this and other roadwork in your area, you can visit us online at www.modot.mo.org/northeast, or call our customer service number at 1-888 ASK MoDOT (275-6636).   MoDOT’s mission is to provide a world-class transportation system that is safe, innovative, reliable and dedicated to a prosperous Missouri.  Please do your part to help us achieve a safe system by wearing your seat belt every time and putting your phone down while driving…for your safety and our workers.  Take the pledge – Buckle Up, Phone Down.   Districts Involved Northeast Published On Wed, 10/20/2021 - 07:27 St. Louis Work Zones for October 21-27 https://www.modot.org/node/24460 24460 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:30:01 +0000 St. Louis Work Zones for October 21-27 Visitor (not verified) Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:30 ST. LOUIS – Drivers traveling between north St. Louis County and St. Charles County may want to be aware of work that will delay traffic this weekend, as crews continue to repair pavement along Route 370. Crews will close two right lanes on eastbound and two left lanes on westbound Route 370 between the Missouri River and Elm, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, October 22.  The eastbound lanes reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, October 25, when crews close one left lane between the Missouri River and Elm. One westbound lane reopens at 2 p.m., while the other left lane remains closed around the clock. In addition, crews will again close the second left lane weeknights between 9 p.m. and 4 a.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-64, St. Louis City, the ramp from eastbound to Jefferson will be closed until early November. I-64, St. Louis City, Ewing bridge over the interstate is closed until late November. I-270, St. Louis County, westbound exit ramp at Old Halls Ferry closed until mid-November. I-270, St. Louis County, one lane of Dunn Road at Washington/Elizabeth closed until fall. I-270, St. Louis County, eastbound and westbound Pershall Road is closed at Coldwater Creek until 2022. I-270, St. Louis County, one lane of Pershall between West Florissant and Knollstone Drive will be closed until May 2022. Westbound traffic will no longer be able to use this section of Pershall. Route 67, St. Louis County, northbound ramp to westbound I-270 closed till mid-2022. Route 67, St. Louis County, the ramp from northbound to eastbound Route 340 is closed through mid-2022. Route 340, St. Louis County, ramp from northbound Lindbergh to eastbound and westbound Route 340 closed. Route 370, St. Charles County, one left lane closed eastbound between Elm and the Missouri River, 9 a.m. Monday through 2 p.m. Friday Route 370, St. Charles County, one left lane closed westbound between the Missouri River and Elm, midnight Monday through 2 p.m. Friday Please see the list of daily road closures, weather permitting: Thursday, October 21 I-70, St. Louis City, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one right lane closed westbound at Shreeve. I-70, St. Louis City, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the express lanes will be closed. I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed on South and North Outer Road from Bowles to Route 141. I-44, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on the South Outer Road at Maritz. I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old Halls Ferry to Hanley. Route 67, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound inside the Lindbergh Tunnel. Route 67, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound over Olive. Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to noon, one lane closed westbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364. Route 180, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in both directions in various locations from I-170 to Route 67. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Spoede to Old Olive Road. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in each direction over Lindbergh. I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Bryan Road to Lake St. Louis Blvd. Route A, Jefferson County, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old 21 and Collins Drive. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure. Route C, Jefferson County, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed between River Road and Reynolds Creek Road. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure. Friday, October 22 I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed on South and North Outer Road from Bowles to Route 141. I-44, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on the South Outer Road at Maritz. I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old Halls Ferry to Hanley. Route 67, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound over Olive. Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to noon, one lane closed westbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364. Route 180, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in both directions in various locations from I-170 to Route 67. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Spoede to Old Olive Road. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in each direction over Lindbergh. Route 370, St. Louis County, until 2 p.m. Friday, one lane closed westbound from Mills to Route 141. I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Bryan Road to Lake St. Louis Blvd. Route 370, St. Charles County, 7 p.m. until 2 p.m. Monday, two lanes closed westbound between the Missouri River and Elm. Route 370, St. Charles County, 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, two lanes closed eastbound between Elm and the Missouri River. Route A, Jefferson County, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old 21 and Collins Drive. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure. Route C, Jefferson County, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed between River Road and Reynolds Creek Road. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure. Saturday, October 23 I-270, St. Louis County, until 8 a.m., the eastbound ramp at Washington/Elizabeth is closed. I-270, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. until 8 a.m., up to two lanes closed eastbound at Washington Elizabeth. Route 370, St. Charles County, until 2 p.m. Monday, two lanes closed westbound between the Missouri River and Elm. Route 370, St. Charles County, until 5 a.m. Monday, two lanes closed eastbound between Elm and the Missouri River. Sunday, October 24 Route 370, St. Charles County, until 2 p.m. Monday, two lanes closed westbound between the Missouri River and Elm. Route 370, St. Charles County, until 5 a.m. Monday, two lanes closed eastbound between Elm and the Missouri River. Monday, October 25 I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed on South and North Outer Road from Bowles to Route 141. I-44, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on the South Outer Road at Maritz. I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old Halls Ferry to Hanley. Route 67, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound over Olive. Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to noon, one lane closed westbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364. Route 180, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in both directions in various locations from I-170 to Route 67. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Spoede to Old Olive Road. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in each direction over Lindbergh. I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Bryan Road to Lake St. Louis Blvd. I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane eastbound at the Blanchette Bridge. I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one right lane eastbound closed between Foristell and the Wentzville Parkway. Route 370, St. Charles County, starting midnight Monday, one left lane closed westbound between Elm and the Missouri River Route 370, St. Charles County, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., one additional lane (two total) closed westbound between the Missouri River and Elm. Route 370, St. Charles County, starting 5 a.m. Monday, one left lane closed eastbound between Elm and the Missouri River. Route A, Jefferson County, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old 21 and Collins Drive. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure. Route B, Jefferson County, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed between Route C and Valley View. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure. Tuesday, October 26 I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed on South and North Outer Road from Bowles to Route 141. I-44, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on the South Outer Road at Maritz. I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old Halls Ferry to Hanley. Route 67, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound over Olive. Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to noon, one lane closed westbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364. Route 180, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in both directions in various locations from I-170 to Route 67. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Spoede to Old Olive Road. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in each direction over Lindbergh. I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane eastbound at the Blanchette Bridge. I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one right lane eastbound closed between Foristell and the Wentzville Parkway. Route 370, St. Charles County, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., one additional lane (two total) closed westbound between the Missouri River and Elm. Route A, Jefferson County, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old 21 and Collins Drive. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure. Route B, Jefferson County, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed between Route C and Valley View. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.  Wednesday, October 27 I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed on South and North Outer Road from Bowles to Route 141. I-44, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on the South Outer Road at Maritz. I-270, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old Halls Ferry to Hanley. Route 67, St. Louis County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed northbound and southbound over Olive. Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane closed eastbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 100, St. Louis County, 6 a.m. to noon, one lane closed westbound from Big Bend to Hanley. Route 141, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one lane closed southbound at Route 364. Route 180, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in both directions in various locations from I-170 to Route 67. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Spoede to Old Olive Road. Route 340, St. Louis County, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed in each direction over Lindbergh. I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., one lane eastbound at the Blanchette Bridge. I-70, St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., one left lane closed eastbound and westbound between Foristell and the Wentzville Parkway. I-70. St. Charles County, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., up to two lanes closed eastbound between Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Cave Springs. Route 370, St. Charles County, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., one additional lane (two total) closed westbound between the Missouri River and Elm. Route A, Jefferson County, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Old 21 and Collins Drive. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure. Route B, Jefferson County, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane closed between Route C and Valley View. Flaggers will direct traffic through the closure.   # # # Districts Involved St. Louis Published On Wed, 10/20/2021 - 07:28 Route J in New Madrid County Closed for Culvert Replacement https://www.modot.org/node/24459 24459 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:05:01 +0000 Route J in New Madrid County Closed for Culvert Replacement Visitor (not verified) Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:05 SIKESTON—Route J in New Madrid County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between County Road 246 and County Road 248. Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 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.   ###   facebook.com/MoDOTSoutheast twitter.com/MoDOTSoutheast youtube.com/MoDOTSoutheast Districts Involved Southeast Published On Wed, 10/20/2021 - 07:03 Statewide winter weather drill set for Oct. 21 https://www.modot.org/node/24458 24458 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:50:01 +0000 Statewide winter weather drill set for Oct. 21 Visitor (not verified) Wed, 10/20/2021 - 10:50 Provides critical training for new plow operators JEFFERSON CITY – Snowy weather is just around the corner. In preparation, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will hold its annual winter operations drill on Thursday, Oct. 21. With high turnover rates and many positions still open, the training is more critical than ever. “With nearly 20% of our plow operators with less than one year of experience, this training drill is important to be ready when snow flies,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT chief safety and operations officer. “One of the most valuable parts of the drill is it allows our newest employees the opportunity to drive a snowplow over their designated routes so they are aware of curbs and raised islands that might be hidden in snow or ice.” Despite the department’s best efforts, it has not made progress filling the winter operations vacancies. Additionally, the department is experiencing record high turnover, including more than 70 employees leaving every month for the past six months. “We are several hundred employees below what we need in order to cover more than one shift in a statewide storm,” said Patrick McKenna, MoDOT director. “If a widespread winter storm lasts more than one 12-hour shift, we will not have enough employees to fill all the trucks on the second shift and therefore it will take longer to clear the roads.” During the drill, motorists may notice increased numbers of MoDOT vehicles on state routes. In rural areas, crews will deploy after 8 a.m. In urban areas, the drill will not begin until after 9 a.m. The exercise should be completed by 3 p.m. MoDOT employees will react to a simulated forecast of significant snow for the entire state. The department’s emergency operations centers will activate and maintenance employees will be deployed to their trucks. Emergency communications systems will also be tested. “The drill ensures that proper equipment, plowing techniques and safety measures are used by every MoDOT employee,” said Allmeroth. “In addition, every piece of equipment—every truck, motor grader, snow blower and tractor—is inspected and calibrated to conserve materials and operate efficiently and safely.” MoDOT spent more than $58 million on winter operations last year and used over 139,000 tons of salt; 2.8 million gallons of salt brine; and nearly 490,000 gallons of beet juice. MoDOT has purchased 118,000 tons of salt to refill salt supplies and has a total of 240,000 tons available for use statewide this winter. For information on road conditions across the state, safe traveling tips, and other winter weather information, visit www.modot.org. #### For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org. To receive the latest statewide news and text alerts, signup for e-updates.   Follow MoDOT: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube   Districts Involved Statewide Published On Wed, 10/20/2021 - 06:45 Route JJ in Dunklin County Closed for Culvert Replacement https://www.modot.org/node/24457 24457 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:05:01 +0000 Route JJ in Dunklin County Closed for Culvert Replacement Visitor (not verified) Wed, 10/20/2021 - 10:05 SIKESTON—Route JJ in Dunklin County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between Route J and County Road 103. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 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.   ###   facebook.com/MoDOTSoutheast twitter.com/MoDOTSoutheast youtube.com/MoDOTSoutheast Districts Involved Southeast Published On Wed, 10/20/2021 - 06:00 State of Missouri Hosts 3rd Annual Show Me Excellence Summit; 2021 Summit Brings Together States’ Excellence Community, National Partners https://oa.mo.gov/commissioners-office/news/state-missouri-hosts-3rd-annual-show-me-excellence-summit-2021-summit 37516 at https://oa.mo.gov Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:40:45 +0000   JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On Tuesday, October 19th the State of Missouri hosted its third annual Show Me Excellence Summit. The annual Summit is planned by a team of Operational Excellence Leaders that coordinate the State of Missouri’s efforts to improve how team members work together to deliver great service for the citizens of the state.  This Date in Missouri Senate History: Missouri Day https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-missouri-day/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=65504 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:01:32 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews “Missouri Day,” which was created by the Legislature on March 22, 1915. September 2021 Monthly Jobs Report http://dhewd.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/5d2156ec-0bd2-4e78-86bc-68640eb3d1d4 http://dhewd.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/5d2156ec-0bd2-4e78-86bc-68640eb3d1d4 Tue, 19 Oct 2021 19:00:00 +0000 MoDOT to Accelerate Sorrels Overpass Bridge Deck Replacement Following Vehicle Crash https://www.modot.org/node/24456 24456 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 19 Oct 2021 14:50:01 +0000 MoDOT to Accelerate Sorrels Overpass Bridge Deck Replacement Following Vehicle Crash Visitor (not verified) Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:50 One lane of westbound I-70 to remain closed through Thursday Project Sorrels Overpass Over I-70 - ACCELERATED PROJECT DUE TO DAMAGE COLUMBIA – In the wake of Monday’s traffic crash that resulted in damage to the Sorrels Road bridge over Interstate 70 west of Columbia, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has made the decision to accelerate an already planned project to rehabilitate the bridge. The overpass, located at mile marker 122 on the west side of Columbia, was heavily damaged by a passing truck Monday afternoon. The damages resulted in closing the bridge, closing one lane of westbound Interstate 70, and lowering the height clearance of the bridge. “After careful inspection of the overpass, our bridge crews have decided that it is not safe for the traveling public to use the bridge,” said Assistant Central District Engineer Randy Aulbur. “Our first priority at this time is to restore the safe usage of both lanes of westbound Interstate 70.” A plan had previously been in place to rehabilitate the 63-year-old bridge. Construction was set to begin in 2022 but will now be placed on a fast track for completion. “The bridge deck and girders will be removed as part of the rehabilitation process, as was already planned,” Aulbur said. “In light of these circumstances, we are moving forward with this project earlier than planned, however it will still take some time for all those details to be finalized. We appreciate the patience of those who use the bridge on a regular basis.” While the bridge is closed until the rehabilitation can take place, MoDOT crews are in the process of securing the underside of the overpass, to protect westbound I-70 motorists from the possibility of falling debris. This process will also restore clearance for larger vehicles to fifteen feet. Once that is complete, all westbound lanes will be opened. MoDOT says there will be closures along I-70 in the coming days as work on the bridge continues. Updates will be available through the MoDOT Traveler Information Map, signs on the roadway, news releases and social media. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible, add extra time to their commute, and expect some delays until both lanes of westbound I-70 are open. 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 the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates.       ### Districts Involved Central Published On Tue, 10/19/2021 - 11:47 The Missouri Senate Minute for Oct. 19: HB 430 and HJR 20 https://www.senate.mo.gov/the-missouri-senate-minute-for-oct-19-hb-430-and-hjr-20/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=65501 Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:37:57 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — House Bill 430 is a new law that makes changes to certain benevolent tax credits. House Joint Resolution 20 sought to modify