MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:02:30 +0000 en-us Repair Work to Close One Lane of Interstate 44 in Crawford County https://www.modot.org/node/17380 17380 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:30:01 +0000 Repair Work to Close One Lane of Interstate 44 in Crawford County Visitor (not verified) Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:30 CRAWFORD COUNTY – Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin concrete repair work on Interstate 44 in Crawford County next week. The work will close one westbound lane of I-44 between St. James and Bourbon Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13.Message boards and signs are in place to warn motorists of the lane closure. The Missouri Department of Transportation does not anticipate significant backups during the daytime work hours, and encourages motorists to obey all posted signs through the work zone.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 for project updates.     ###     Districts Involved Central Published On Thu, 12/05/2019 - 06:28 Work Begins to Open I-44 to Normal Traffic Pattern East of https://www.modot.org/node/17379 17379 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:20:01 +0000 Work Begins to Open I-44 to Normal Traffic Pattern East of Visitor (not verified) Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:20 Mt. Vernon Beginning Evening of Dec. 5 Project I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild Lawrence County – Contractor crews will begin work to return I-44 east of Mt. Vernon (between Mile Markers 46-47) to its normal traffic pattern – two lanes in each direction, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. Currently, traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction. Starting at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, crews will begin the process of opening I-44 to four lanes. Here’s a look at the plan for opening the highway lanes: Contractor crews will remove existing stripe and replace with final pavement markings Traffic will temporarily shift to one lane in each direction using inside lanes while the contractor completes pavement work in outside lanes When that work is complete, by Saturday, Dec. 7, traffic will be opened to normal pattern -- two lanes in each direction County Road 1147 (Railroad Drive) will remain closed until late December while the contractor completes final work on that part of the project including installation of guardrail and lighting   After that, all lanes of I-44 in the Mt. Vernon area will be open and in their normal traffic pattern from now until spring 2020 when work will resume on replacing or rehabilitating the remaining 13 bridges in the project. Remaining bridges scheduled for replacement or rehabilitation: Eastbound and westbound bridges over railroad tracks at Mile Marker 29.2 near Sarcoxie Eastbound and westbound bridges over Center Creek at Mile Marker 29.4 near Sarcoxie Westbound bridge over railroad tracks at Mile Marker 43.2 west of Mount Vernon Westbound bridge over Spring River at Mile Marker 43.4 west of Mount Vernon Westbound bridge over Lawrence County Route H at Mile Marker 44.3 in Mount Vernon Eastbound and westbound bridges over Goose Creek at Mile Marker 56.1 near Halltown Eastbound and westbound bridges over Turnback Creek at Mile Marker 56.7 near Halltown Eastbound and westbound bridges over Missouri Route 96 at Mile Marker 58 near Halltown   Weather and/or unforeseen delays will alter the work schedule. Project Background: I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild will replace or rehabilitate a total of 19 bridges on I-44 between Sarcoxie and Halltown Some existing bridges are original to the construction of I-44 in the 1960s and are deteriorating and need replacement or rehabilitation Project website/sign up for project updates I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild. Total project cost: $36 million Overall completion date: Dec. 15, 2021     (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 Thu, 12/05/2019 - 06:11 Contract Awarded to Resurface Roadways in Morgan County https://www.modot.org/node/17378 17378 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:10:01 +0000 Contract Awarded to Resurface Roadways in Morgan County Visitor (not verified) Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:10 JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a contract to resurface Route J and Route W in Morgan County. Capital Paving and Construction was awarded the contract after submitting the low bid of $4,045,518.The project includes resurfacing the entire length of Route J from Route 5 to end of state maintenance, and resurfacing and building shoulders with rumble stripes on Route W between Versailles and Route Y.  Work will be completed in 2020. When a start date is established, MoDOT will alert the public about the project through signs, news releases and social media.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 Thu, 12/05/2019 - 06:09 Road Resurfacing Contract Awarded for Cooper County https://www.modot.org/node/17377 17377 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:00:01 +0000 Road Resurfacing Contract Awarded for Cooper County Visitor (not verified) Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:00 JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today awarded a contract to improve two roads in Cooper and Pettis counties.Magruder Paving was awarded a contract to resurface Route 135 between Route Interstate 70 in Cooper County and U.S. Route 50 in Pettis County, and the entire length of Route 98, east of Boonville. The low bid for the contract was $4,955,267.Work on each project will take place in 2020. Occasional temporary lane and entrance closures are possible in the work areas. When a start date is established, MoDOT will alert the public about the project through signs, news releases and social media.For more information about these projects 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 Thu, 12/05/2019 - 05:54 Bass skills, trout cooking, and fish-themed Christmas tree wrap up Year of Fish at Cape Nature Center https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/bass-skills-trout-cooking-and-fish-themed-christmas-tree-wrap-year-fish-cape-nature-center 319001 at https://mdc.mo.gov Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:55:35 +0000 Road Work on Eastbound I-70 in St. Charles County could cause delays Saturday evening https://www.modot.org/node/17375 17375 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:40:01 +0000 Road Work on Eastbound I-70 in St. Charles County could cause delays Saturday evening Visitor (not verified) Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:40 ST. CHARLES COUNTY – Road work on I-70 in St. Charles County is expected to cause delays for motorists Saturday, Dec. 7. The Missouri Department of Transportation will make repairs and replace about 100 feet of pavement on eastbound I-70, just west of Wentzville Parkway. Eastbound traffic will be restricted to one lane in this area Saturday at 7 p.m. until Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 a.m. Motorists traveling through the area could experience significant delays and should plan ahead.  Local traffic should consider alternate routes. MoDOT Maintenance Engineer Bob Becker said the repair was urgent and being done when traffic and weather conditions were most suitable. For more on roadway closures due to construction, additional work zone information and real-time roadway weather conditions (including flood closures) go to http://traveler.modot.org/map.  For real-time traffic, visit www.gatewayguide.com.   Districts Involved St. Louis Published On Thu, 12/05/2019 - 05:34 Improvements Approved for Roads in Cole County https://www.modot.org/node/17374 17374 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:30:01 +0000 Improvements Approved for Roads in Cole County Visitor (not verified) Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:30 JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded contracts for resurfacing several areas of Cole County.  The commission awarded contracts for the following projects:   U.S. Route 54 between Stadium Boulevard in Jefferson City and the Cole/Miller County line. Resurfacing and guard cable installation. The project was awarded to Magruder Paving, which submitted the low bid of $9,284,594. Cole County Route E between U.S. Route 54 and Route B, and Cole County Route M between U.S. Route 50 and Route W; Resurfacing and ADA improvements. The project was also awarded to Magruder Paving, which submitted the low bid of $2,686,499. A start date for each project has not yet been established. MoDOT will alert the public with updates through signs, news releases and social media.  For more information about these projects 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 Thu, 12/05/2019 - 05:27 Pipe Replacements to Close Routes in Callaway County https://www.modot.org/node/17373 17373 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:20:01 +0000 Pipe Replacements to Close Routes in Callaway County Visitor (not verified) Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:20 CALLAWAY COUNTY – Weather permitting, Missouri Department of Transportation crews will replace culvert pipes in the following areas next week:  Monday, December 9: Route A between County Road 166 and County Road 181. Thursday, December 12: Interstate 70 North Outer Road, between County Road 1033 and Route N in Montgomery County. Each road will be closed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route around the work areas. MoDOT appreciates the patience of travelers during the work. 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 Thu, 12/05/2019 - 05:14 Contract Awarded to Improve Roadway Through Bennett Spring State Park https://www.modot.org/node/17372 17372 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:10:01 +0000 Contract Awarded to Improve Roadway Through Bennett Spring State Park Visitor (not verified) Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:10 JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has approved a contract to apply a preventative maintenance surface sealing treatment, commonly referred to as a chip seal, to various roads within Bennett Spring State Park in Laclede and Dallas counties.Blevins Asphalt Construction was awarded the contract after submitting the low bid of $189,000.The work will take place in the summer of 2020 and is a portion of a larger project that will be completed on Routes 32, 64 & 64A which will begin in the spring of 2020. Blevins Asphalt Construction was also awarded the contract for that work, after submitting the low bid of $842,100.When a start date is established for each project, MoDOT will alert the public through signs, news releases and social media.For more information about these projects 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 Thu, 12/05/2019 - 05:01 Sen. Mike Bernskoetter’s Legislative Column for the Week of Dec. 2, 2019 https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-mike-bernskoetters-legislative-column-for-the-week-of-dec-2-2019/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=52354 Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:15:48 +0000 Introducing My Legislative Priorities It seems just like yesterday the 2019 legislative session was wrapping up, but preparations for the upcoming 2020 legislative session have Senator Jamilah Nasheed Pre-Files Legislation to Restore Voting Rights for Thousands of Missouri Citizens https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-jamilah-nasheed-pre-files-legislation-to-restore-voting-rights-for-thousands-of-missouri-citizens/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=52345 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:18:13 +0000 Senator Jamilah Nasheed Pre-Files Legislation to Restore Voting Rights for Thousands of Missouri Citizens JEFFERSON CITY —State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, has pre-filed Senate Lane Closures Scheduled for Portion of Westbound I-435 Dec. 5 - 13 https://www.modot.org/node/17371 17371 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:00:01 +0000 Lane Closures Scheduled for Portion of Westbound I-435 Dec. 5 - 13 Visitor (not verified) Wed, 12/04/2019 - 16:00 JACKSON COUNTY –The Missouri Department of Transportation will be completing signage work and shoulder repairs that will require the CLOSURE of various lanes and ramps along westbound I-435 between Three Trails Crossing to State Line. This work will begin on Thursday, Dec. 5. All work is weather permitting. Thursday, Dec. 5 – Friday, Dec. 6 The outer most right lane along westbound I-435 between Three Trails Crossing to State Line will be CLOSED until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 for signage work and shoulder repairs. Crews will CLOSE the on ramp from Wornall Rd. to eastbound I-435 beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, until approximately 6 p.m. for  shoulder work. There will be a continuous closure of the eastbound I-435 off ramp to Holmes Rd. beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Saturday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec.8 The outer most right lane along westbound I-435 between Three Trails Crossing to State Line will be CLOSED until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 for signage work and shoulder repairs. There will be a continuous closure of the eastbound I-435 off ramp to Holmes Rd. beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Monday, Dec. 9 – Tuesday, Dec. 10 The outer most right lane along westbound I-435 between Three Trails Crossing to State Line will be CLOSED until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 for signage work and shoulder repairs. Crews will have a continuous lane closure of the outermost lane of eastbound I-435 from State Line to Three Trails Crossing until approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 for signage work and shoulder repairs. Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Thursday, Dec. 12 The outer most right lane along eastbound I-435 between Three Trails Crossing to State Line will be CLOSED until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for signage work and shoulder repairs. Friday, Dec. 13 The outer most right lane along eastbound I-435 between Three Trails Crossing to State Line will be CLOSED until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for signage work and shoulder repairs. Crews will CLOSE the left two lanes of eastbound I-435 from Wornall to State Line beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning. Motorists should expect delays during this time. The project is scheduled to be completed sometime in spring 2020. All work is weather permitting.  Commuters can scout their route in advance at www.kcscout.net to review traffic impacts and consider any alternative routes. Also review the planned work on MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at traveler.modot.org. This work is part of the I-435 South Loop Link project which will replace the bridges at Wornall and Holmes, rehabilitate the bridges at 104th Street and the Blue River, upgrade the pavement on I-435 which includes adding another lane. Learn more about the project here: www.modot.org/kansascity/major_projects/I435South/.  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. Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:50 Putnam County Route 129 to close tomorrow https://www.modot.org/node/17370 17370 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:00:01 +0000 Putnam County Route 129 to close tomorrow Visitor (not verified) Wed, 12/04/2019 - 16:00 UNIONVILLE, Mo. – Route 129 will be closed tomorrow, Dec. 5, for a culvert replacement. Local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the road between Route C and Route YY from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. During this closure, motorists will need to use an alternate route. MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up, eliminate distractions and drive safely to ensure that everyone is able to Arrive Alive. For more information on this and other MoDOT projects, visit modot.org and view the online Traveler Information Map or call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636). In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOTNWDistrict. ### Districts Involved Northwest Published On Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:53 Legislative Process Begins With Pre-filing https://www.senate.mo.gov/legislative-process-begins-with-pre-filing/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=52334 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:30:58 +0000 Before almost any race or sporting event, participants are given fair warning that the time has come to perform. Runners are told to “Take your Sen. Schupp Pre-files “Closing the Domestic Violence Loophole Act” to Keep Victims Safe From Gun Violence https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-schupp-pre-files-closing-the-domestic-violence-loophole-act-to-keep-victims-safe-from-gun-violence/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=52326 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:26:08 +0000 Senator Schupp Pre-files “Closing the Domestic Violence Loophole Act” to Keep Victims Safe From Gun Violence “We must turn talk into action and bring this