MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:51:47 +0000 en-us Work will cause I-435 lane closure for digital message board construction https://www.modot.org/node/17891 17891 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:00:01 +0000 Work will cause I-435 lane closure for digital message board construction Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:00 CLAY COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the right lane of westbound I-435 between Agnes Rd. and Woodland Ave. from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, beginning Thursday, Feb. 20 and continuing until Monday, Feb. 24 for digital message board construction work. 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 Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:53 Work will cause I-435 lane closure for digital message board construction https://www.modot.org/node/17890 17890 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:30:01 +0000 Work will cause I-435 lane closure for digital message board construction Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:30 CLAY COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the right lane of northbound I-435, just north of 48th St. to just north of 53rd St. from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, beginning Friday, Feb. 21 and continuing through Tuesday, Feb. 24 for digital message board construction work. 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 Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:27 Video: Sen. Onder Presents SB 768 in Committee https://www.senate.mo.gov/video-sen-onder-presents-sb-768-in-committee/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=56727 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:37:35 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, presents Senate Bill 768 to the Missouri Senate Health and Pensions Committee. This measure would Video: Sen. Onder Presents SB 764 in Committee https://www.senate.mo.gov/video-sen-onder-presents-sb-764-in-committee/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=56724 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:35:37 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Bob Onder presents Senate Bill 764 to the Missouri Senate Health and Pensions Committee. His proposal seeks to prohibit certain TRAFFIC ALERT: Missouri Route 97 and Lawrence County Route BB CLOSED West of Mount Vernon https://www.modot.org/node/17889 17889 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:30:01 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: Missouri Route 97 and Lawrence County Route BB CLOSED West of Mount Vernon Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 14:30 Week of Feb. 24 For Drain Pipe Replacement Project What: Missouri Route 97 CLOSED and Lawrence County Route BB CLOSED to replace deteriorating drain pipes underneath the roads When: 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. Road open at night. When/Where: Tuesday, February 25 -- Missouri Route 97 closed between County Road 2040 and County Road 2050 north of Missouri Route 96 Wednesday-Thursday, February 26-27 – Lawrence County Route BB closed between County Road 2080 and County Road 2087 south of Missouri Route 96 Traffic Impacts: Routes CLOSED only where crews are set up 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 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 Wed, 02/19/2020 - 09:26 REMINDER: Bridge Demolition Will Require Total CLOSURE of Portions of I-70 Feb. 21-24 https://www.modot.org/node/17888 17888 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:20:01 +0000 REMINDER: Bridge Demolition Will Require Total CLOSURE of Portions of I-70 Feb. 21-24 Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 14:20 JACKSON COUNTY–The Missouri Department of will have a COMPLETE CLOSURE of a portion of Interstate 70 in both directions in Kansas City, MO beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. This closure is for the demolition of the old I-435 bridges over I-70. Westbound I-70 will be CLOSED between Route 291/I-470 and I-435. Eastbound I-70 will be CLOSED at I-435. This is part of the new partial turbine interchange construction at I-435 and I-70. All work is weather permitting. Crews will begin reducing lanes on westbound I-70 between Route 291/I-470 and I-435, as well as on eastbound I-70 at I-435 at approximately 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Motorists can expect various lane closures during this time. Crews will begin closing ALL on ramps along westbound I-70 between Route 291/I-470 and I-435 at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 and they will remain closed until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. Westbound I-70 ramp closures (Friday, Feb. 21 – Monday, Feb. 24): Northbound and southbound I-470/Route 291 ramps to westbound I-70 Lee’s Summit Road ramp to westbound I-70. Noland Road ramp to westbound I-70. U.S. Highway 40 ramp to westbound I-70. Blue Ridge Cutoff ramp to westbound I-70. Westbound I-70 ramp to Manchester Trafficway. Crews will begin CLOSING the following on ramps along eastbound I-70 at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 and they will remain closed until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. Eastbound I-70 ramp closures include (Friday, Feb. 21 – Monday, Feb. 24): The southbound Route 291/I-470 ramp to eastbound I-70. Manchester Trafficway to eastbound I-70. Additionally, the ramp from northbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 will be CLOSED beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, until approximately 5 p.m. the same evening for pavement repairs. This ramp will be accessible at all other times. The following portions of I-70 will be CLOSED entirely by 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24: Westbound I-70 will be CLOSED beginning at Route 291/I-470 and ending at I-435. Traffic will be reduced to one lane before the Route 291/I-470 interchange. All traffic that has not already exited I-70 will be detoured off of I-70 to southbound I-470. DETOUR: Motorists needing to continue to westbound I-70 are advised to take I-470 around the closure. Eastbound I-70 will be CLOSED at I-435.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane at Manchester Trafficway and traffic that has not already exited I-70 will be detoured off of I-70 at the ramp to southbound I-435. DETOUR: Motorists needing to continue to eastbound I-70 are advised to take I-470 around the closure. This work will have major impacts to traffic. Motorists MUST follow the signed suggested detours using I-470 or find an alternate route. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE. This is all part of a new interchange design being built at I-435 and I-70. The new design will be a partial turbine configuration. Improvements include full bridge replacements, removal of left exits, improvements to loop ramp configuration, and congestion relief. This project will have significant impacts on traffic for two full construction seasons and is scheduled to be complete by Dec. 2020. For more information about this project, visit our website. 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. 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, 02/19/2020 - 09:10 The Missouri Senate Minute for Feb. 19: Public Safety https://www.senate.mo.gov/the-missouri-senate-minute-for-feb-19-public-safety/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=56689 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:12:21 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 538, 562 and 601, legislation that seeks to modify penalties relating to criminal offenses involving deadly weapons. MoDOT to shift three lanes of eastbound I-44 traffic at Jefferson Saturday https://www.modot.org/node/17887 17887 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:00:01 +0000 MoDOT to shift three lanes of eastbound I-44 traffic at Jefferson Saturday Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:00 ST. LOUIS – Drivers who use eastbound Interstate 44 near I-55 will need to allow themselves extra time or consider alternate routes as MoDOT will further reduce lanes near Jefferson next week. This work has been shifted due to anticipated rain on Sunday and Monday. Starting Saturday, February 22, at 3 p.m, crews will close up to two eastbound lanes near Jefferson to shift them to the westbound interstate. By 7 p.m. Saturday , crews will have two westbound lanes and three eastbound lanes on the westbound bridge through mid-summer. In addition, the ramp from Jefferson to eastbound I-44 will be closed through mid-summer. All work is weather permitting. The project will replace both the westbound and eastbound I-44 bridges over Jefferson.   ### Districts Involved St. Louis Published On Wed, 02/19/2020 - 07:56 Grand River Bridge south of Chillicothe set to be redecked https://www.modot.org/node/17886 17886 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:50:01 +0000 Grand River Bridge south of Chillicothe set to be redecked Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:50 CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – Approximately one mile south of Chillicothe, U.S Route 65 crosses the Grand River. The bridge spanning the river was built in 1965 and carries more than 3,800 vehicles over its aging deck each day. A rehabilitation project to place a new bridge deck will be led by contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. This bridge is included in Gov. Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program passed by the Missouri General Assembly during its 2019 session. The program appropriated $50 million in state general revenue to fund 45 high priority bridge projects throughout the state. Crews plan to begin construction on Monday, March 2, 2020. The first portion of the project, which will take approximately one month, will be the relocation of an access road on the north side of the bridge. Bridge construction will start after the driveway relocation and will be staged to allow one lane of traffic over the bridge throughout much of the project, with an 11.5-foot width restriction. Temporary traffic signals will be used to guide motorists through the work zone. During two portions of the project to connect the new bridge deck with the roadway, a complete closure of U.S. Route 65 at the bridge will be necessary. The exact dates of the closures are not known at this time, but one is anticipated in mid to late June and one in mid to late October. During those closures, traffic will be directed over a signed detour route on Routes Z, C and U.S. Route 36. Contractors plan to have the bridge open to two-way traffic before Thanksgiving. As with all construction, work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change. MoDOT encourages all travelers to slow down, especially in work zones, as there will be large equipment and workers near drivers. As always, please buckle up, eliminate distractions, pay attention and drive safely so everyone is able to Arrive Alive. For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit modot.org/northwest and view the online Traveler Information Map. In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOTNWDistrict. ### Districts Involved Northwest Published On Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:46 Missouri Route 75 in Mississippi County Closed for Bridge Maintenance https://www.modot.org/node/17885 17885 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:30:01 +0000 Missouri Route 75 in Mississippi County Closed for Bridge Maintenance Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:30 Route 75 in Mississippi County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance. This bridge is located between Route 105 and County Road 343. Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes and to use caution when traveling in 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.       Districts Involved Southeast Published On Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:22 St. Louis Work Zones for February 20 - 26 https://www.modot.org/node/17884 17884 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:30:01 +0000 St. Louis Work Zones for February 20 - 26 Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:30 ST. LOUIS – Motorists on Interstate 44 should prepare for lane closures as well as a traffic shift in St. Louis city and county starting this weekend. On Saturday, February 22, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. crews will close two I-44 eastbound and westbound lanes on the Meramec River Bridge just west of I-270. Also, weather permitting on Sunday, February 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., crews will shift three I-44 eastbound lanes onto the westbound lanes at Jefferson. When complete, traffic will have three eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes on the westbound bridge. This traffic shift will remain until the end of this year. In addition, crews will close the eastbound I-44 entry ramp from Jefferson during the traffic shift. 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-44, St. Louis City, Lafayette ramp to westbound I-44 closed until late 2020. I-44, St. Louis City, Jefferson ramp to eastbound I-44 closed starting Sunday, February 23 until July 2020. I-44, St. Louis City, three eastbound lanes traffic shift onto westbound lanes at Jefferson until December 2020. I-44, St. Louis City, two left westbound lanes closed from Jefferson to Nebraska starting Sunday, February 16 at 7 a.m. until late 2020. I-44, St. Louis County, one lane closed westbound between I-270 and Bowles through early 2022. Route 109, St. Louis County, one lane closed in each direction through late spring. Route K, St. Charles County, one lane closed weekdays at East Terra Lane from Sonderen to Route K until late spring.   Please see the list of daily road closures, weather permitting:   Thursday, February 20   I-44, St. Louis City, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., two lanes closed eastbound and westbound from Nebraska to Grand. I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed either eastbound or westbound in various locations from Kennedy Manor Court to Fox Creek Lane. Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route 109. I-70, St. Charles County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., two lanes closed westbound from Route 141 to Fifth Street. I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., two lanes closed from Route 94 to Route 141. Route T, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on Route T from I-70 at Foristell to Route N/OO. Flagging operation will be in place to direct traffic. I-44, Franklin County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Route 100 to Neosho Street.    Friday, February 21   I-44, St. Louis City, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., two lanes closed eastbound and westbound from Nebraska to Grand. I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed either eastbound or westbound in various locations from Kennedy Manor Court to Fox Creek Lane. Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route 109. I-70, St. Charles County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., two lanes closed westbound from Route 141 to Fifth Street. I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., two lanes closed eastbound from Route 94 to Route 141. Route T, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on Route T from I-70 at Foristell to Route N/OO. Flagging operation will be in place to direct traffic. I-44, Franklin County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Route 100 to Neosho Street.   Saturday, February 22   I-55, St. Louis City, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., northbound ramp to 3200 Broadway will be closed. I-55, St. Louis City, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., northbound ramp to 7th/Park will be closed. I-55, St. Louis City, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., northbound ramp to Gravois/Russel will be closed. I-55, St. Louis City, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., southbound ramp to 7th Street will be closed. I-64, St. Louis City, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., eastbound ramp to 6th Street will be closed. Route 100, St. Louis City, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chouteau ramp from Broadway to 7th Street will be closed. I-44, St. Louis County, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., two lanes closed eastbound and westbound on the Meramec River Bridge just west of I-270.   Sunday, February 23   I-44, St. Louis City, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., traffic shift three eastbound lanes onto the westbound bridge at Jefferson until late 2020.   Monday, February 24   I-44, St. Louis County, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., one lane closed either eastbound or westbound in various locations from Kennedy Manor Court to Fox Creek Lane. Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route 109. I-70, St. Charles County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., two lanes closed westbound from Route 141 to South Fifth Street. I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., two lanes closed eastbound from Route 94 to Route 141. Route T, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on Route T from I-70 at Foristell to Route N/OO. Flagging operation will be in place to direct traffic. I-44, Franklin County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Route 100 to Neosho Street. Tuesday, February 25   Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route 109. I-70, St. Charles County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., two lanes closed westbound from Route 141 to South Fifth Street. I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., two lanes closed eastbound from Route 94 to Route 141. Route T, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on Route T from I-70 at Foristell to Route N/OO. Flagging operation will be in place to direct traffic. I-44, Franklin County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Route 100 to Neosho Street.   Wednesday, February 26   Route 100, St. Louis County, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound at Route 109. I-70, St. Charles County, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., two lanes closed westbound from Route 141 to South Fifth Street. I-70, St. Charles County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., two lanes closed eastbound from Route 94 to Route 141. Route T, St. Charles County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane closed on Route T from I-70 at Foristell to Route N/OO. Flagging operation will be in place to direct traffic. I-44, Franklin County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one lane closed eastbound and westbound from Route 100 to Neosho Street.   # # #     Districts Involved St. Louis Published On Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:27 Route W in Douglas County to CLOSE for Pipe Replacement https://www.modot.org/node/17883 17883 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:20:01 +0000 Route W in Douglas County to CLOSE for Pipe Replacement Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:20 WILLOW SPRINGS - Route W in Douglas County will CLOSE as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace pipe under the roadway.  The section of roadway to CLOSE is located between Route AH to Route 14. Weather permitting, work will be performed Thursday, Feb. 20 through Monday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs.  Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route.  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, 02/19/2020 - 06:11 Missouri Route 75 in Mississippi County Closed for Bridge Maintenance https://www.modot.org/node/17882 17882 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:20:01 +0000 Missouri Route 75 in Mississippi County Closed for Bridge Maintenance Visitor (not verified) Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:20 Route 75 in Mississippi County will be closed to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance. This bridge is located between Route 105 and County Road 343. Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes and to use caution when traveling in 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.   Districts Involved Southeast Published On Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:18 Audio: Sen. May’s Podcast, for the Week of Feb. 10 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-sen-mays-podcast-for-the-week-of-feb-10/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=56684 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:57:13 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Karla May, D-St. Louis discusses several bills making their way through the Missouri Senate and their impact on the 4th MDHEWD hosts conference on understanding transfer students http://dhewd.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/05e459f1-02e0-4dc9-b71c-b1db38d0f75c http://dhewd.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/05e459f1-02e0-4dc9-b71c-b1db38d0f75c Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:00:00 +0000 More than 150 higher education professionals attend annual COTA conference