MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:45:45 +0000 en-us This Date in Missouri Senate History: Sept. 22, 1954 https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-sept-22-1954/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=59270 Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:01:52 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Sept. 22, 1954, the day the riots at the Missouri State Penitentiary began. Witness Protection Bill Advanced by Senator Tony Luetkemeyer Signed into Law https://www.senate.mo.gov/witness-protection-bill-advanced-by-senator-tony-luetkemeyer-signed-into-law/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=59273 Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:38:40 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY —State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, was proud to stand alongside Missouri’s governor as he put his signature to legislation creating a pretrial witness Update for Week of September 28 - Marshfield I-44 Interchange/Roundabout Projects https://www.modot.org/node/21035 21035 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:25:02 +0000 Update for Week of September 28 - Marshfield I-44 Interchange/Roundabout Projects Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:25 Work Scheduled:   Interchange: Grading and hauling rock at Marshall Road to connect to new roundabout and new Route CC Grading and hauling rock east of Riffle Range Road to connect to new Route CC Installing bridge deck (driving surface) of new Route CC bridge over I-44 Pouring concrete for curb, gutter and sidewalk along new Route CC Installing street lighting at east and west roundabouts of new Route CC Paving new Route CC at night Roundabout: Remove temporary road between Buffalo Street and Banning Street west of Hubble Drive (Route CC) Striping Hubble Drive (Route CC), Buffalo Street south approach and Banning Street southeast approach Installing road signs  Traffic Impacts:   Interchange: ROAD CLOSED: Marshall Road CLOSED between Ferndale Drive and Grayhawk Loop until mid-October Drivers urged to find alternate routes Nighttime lane closings on I-44 at Mile Marker 103 possible at times. Work hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers should not pass in the work zone due to narrowed driving lanes on I-44 at Mile Marker 103 I-44 speed limit reduced to 60 mph at times Crews and equipment close to traffic in areas Roundabout: CITY STREET CLOSED: Banning Street on the southeast side of Hubble Drive (Route CC) CLOSED until stop sign is installed Signed detour in place Drivers will have to use detour to get from Banning Streets to Hubble Drive Crews and equipment close to traffic  (Weather or construction delays could alter the work schedule.) Project Summary: Interchange: Build a new bridge to take Webster County Route CC over I-44 at Mile Marker 103 Relocate Webster County Route CC at Rifle Range Road to intersect with I-44 Build interchange ramps so drivers safely exit and enter I-44 at Webster County Route CC Build roundabouts at either end of interchange to connect with Brinkley Road/I-44 outer road on the west and Marshall Road/Route CC on the east Prime Contractor: H.R. Quadri Contractors, LLC of Van Buren Completion Date: June 2021. However, the interchange will be open to traffic by December 31, 2020. Total Project Cost: $16.4 million Roundabout: Build a roundabout at the intersection of Hubble Drive, Buffalo Street and Banning Street Install new street lights at roundabout Resurface Hubble Drive between Rifle Range Road and Spur Drive (Route 38) in Marshfield Route CC between Rifle Range Road and Route 38 in Marshfield turned over to the city of Marshfield after completion of interchange project Prime Contractor: APAC-Central, Springfield Completion Date: December 2020 Total Project Cost: $1.9 million Sign up for project updates!  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) (For timely traffic information in the Springfield area, visit www.ozarkstraffic.com) (Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone) Districts Involved Southwest Published On Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:20 MDC kids' program focuses on nature's small wonders https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-kids-program-focuses-natures-small-wonders 326977 at https://mdc.mo.gov Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:41:41 +0000 Route 51 in Perry County Reduced for Bridge Maintenance https://www.modot.org/node/21034 21034 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:20:01 +0000 Route 51 in Perry County Reduced for Bridge Maintenance Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:20 Exit 129 at Perryville, Missouri The Route 51 overpass over Interstate 55 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews complete bridge repairs. Temporary signals will be in place to guide traffic through the work zone.   This section of roadway is located at Exit 129 in Perryville, Missouri. The on and off ramps will remain open. I-55 traffic below the overpass will not be impacted. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 15.  The work zone will be marked with signs. The work zone will be in place 24 hours a day. 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 Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:15 Utility work to close one lane of U.S. Route 169 in Andrew County https://www.modot.org/node/21033 21033 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:15:01 +0000 Utility work to close one lane of U.S. Route 169 in Andrew County Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:15 St. Joseph, Mo – Utility work may cause delays for travelers on U.S. Route 169 in Andrew County beginning today. Crews from Sellenriek Construction, Inc. have closed one lane of U.S. Route 169 near County Road 351 for communications work. From today, Monday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 30, the roadway will be narrowed to one lane from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Drivers should stay alert and obey all traffic signs and flaggers to safely navigate through the work zone. Motorists can expect delays. All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change. 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. For more information, visit modot.org and view the online Traveler Information Map. Also 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. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down ### Districts Involved Northwest Published On Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:10 Utility work to close one lane of Buchanan County Route E https://www.modot.org/node/21032 21032 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:15:01 +0000 Utility work to close one lane of Buchanan County Route E Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:15 GOWER, Mo – Utility work may cause delays for travelers on Buchanan County Route E beginning Wednesday. Crews from Sellenriek Construction, Inc. will close one lane of Route E south of Southeast Crabapple Road for communications work. From Wednesday, Sept. 23 through Wednesday, Sept. 30, the roadway will be narrowed to one lane from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Drivers should stay alert and obey all traffic signs and flaggers to safely navigate through the work zone. Motorists can expect delays. All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change. 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. For more information, visit modot.org and view the online Traveler Information Map. Also 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. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down ### Districts Involved Northwest Published On Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:11 Utility work to close one lane of Nodaway County Route V https://www.modot.org/node/21031 21031 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:01 +0000 Utility work to close one lane of Nodaway County Route V Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:10 MARYVILLE, Mo – Utility work may cause delays for travelers on Nodaway County Route V beginning Thursday. Crews from Sellenriek Construction, Inc. will close one lane of Route V north of 290th Street for communications work. From Thursday, Sept. 24 through Wednesday, Sept. 30, the roadway will be narrowed to one lane from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Drivers should stay alert and obey all traffic signs and flaggers to safely navigate through the work zone. Motorists can expect delays. All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change. 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. For more information, visit modot.org and view the online Traveler Information Map. Also 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. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down ### Districts Involved Northwest Published On Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:08 Utility work to close one lane of Buchanan County Route V https://www.modot.org/node/21030 21030 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:01 +0000 Utility work to close one lane of Buchanan County Route V Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:10 GOWER, Mo – Utility work may cause delays for travelers on Buchanan County Route V beginning Thursday. Crews from Sellenriek Construction, Inc. will close one lane of Route V near the Platte County line for communications work. From Thursday, Sept. 24 through Wednesday, Sept. 30, the roadway will be narrowed to one lane from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Drivers should stay alert and obey all traffic signs and flaggers to safely navigate through the work zone. Motorists can expect delays. All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change. 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. For more information, visit modot.org and view the online Traveler Information Map. Also 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. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down ### Districts Involved Northwest Published On Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:09 MDC’s Cape Girardeau Nature Center to host in-person bow-making workshops in October https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc%E2%80%99s-cape-girardeau-nature-center-host-person-bow-making-workshops-october-0 326976 at https://mdc.mo.gov Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:00:28 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: Eastbound Route 66-to-Eastbound I-44 Flyover Ramp Near Joplin CLOSED Sept. 28-Oct. 1 https://www.modot.org/node/21029 21029 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:30:01 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: Eastbound Route 66-to-Eastbound I-44 Flyover Ramp Near Joplin CLOSED Sept. 28-Oct. 1 Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:30 Where: Eastbound Missouri Route 66-to-eastbound I-44 flyover ramp near Joplin When: 7 a.m., Monday, September 28 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 1 What: MoDOT crews repairing and sealing the driving surface of the ramp Traffic Impacts: All lanes of eastbound Missouri Route 66-to-eastbound I-44 flyover ramp CLOSED Lane will remain closed ‘round the clock to allow sealing material to cure properly Signs and message boards will alert drivers in advance of the closed ramp No signed detours Drivers should find alternate route Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule.   (For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest) (Follow MoDOT's Southwest District: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |YouTube) (Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down) Districts Involved Southwest Published On Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:26 Route D in Mississippi County Closed for Pavement Repairs https://www.modot.org/node/21028 21028 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:10:01 +0000 Route D in Mississippi County Closed for Pavement Repairs Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:10 Route D in Mississippi County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route 77 to County Road 325. Weather permitting, work will begin Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Thursday, Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Open to local traffic only. 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 Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:05 Pike County Route U bridge now open https://www.modot.org/node/21027 21027 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:10:01 +0000 Pike County Route U bridge now open Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:10 HANNIBAL- The bridge located on Route U (Old U.S. 61), 0.2 miles west of U.S. Route 61 near Bowling Green, is now open after being closed since June 29 for replacement.  The contract for this project also includes two additional bridge replacements located on Route C, over Crooked Branch, 2 miles west of Route E near Frankford, which began last month, as well as the bridge on Route U over Peno Creek, located one mile west of U.S. Route 61 near Bowling Green which was completed in July.   The Route C bridge is expected to open later this fall. The contract was awarded earlier this year to Bleigh Construction Company of Hannibal, Missouri who submitted the low bid of $1,897,582.  These bridges are included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. As you approach a work zone, please don’t drive distracted.  Always buckle up and put your phone down for your safety and the safety of highway workers.  All work zones are online at www.modot.org, and you can receive the latest news about road work in your area by signing up for e-updates. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Mon, 09/21/2020 - 09:08 Railroad Crossing Work to Close Moniteau County Roadway https://www.modot.org/node/21026 21026 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:05:01 +0000 Railroad Crossing Work to Close Moniteau County Roadway Visitor (not verified) Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:05 CALIFORNIA – Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will close Missouri Route 87 near the Business Route 50 intersection in California.Route 87 will be closed in both directions between Business Route 50 and Howard Street from 8:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22. Crews will be making improvements to the railroad crossing at this location.Traffic will be detoured around the area. Signs advising motorists of the closure will be placed along the route. The work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information 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 Mon, 09/21/2020 - 09:03 Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer’s Legislative Column for Sept. 21, 2020 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-tony-luetkemeyers-legislative-column-for-sept-21-2020/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=59257 Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:17:33 +0000 Extra Session Concludes There’s a saying on the streets of many of America’s cities: “Snitches get stitches.” This unfortunate phrase reflects the sad fact that