MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Mon, 28 Nov 2022 07:53:31 +0000 en-us Audio: This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 28 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-for-nov-28/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=70935 Mon, 28 Nov 2022 00:01:20 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 28, 1846, the third week of the 14th General Assembly. Audio: This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 27 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-for-nov-27/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=70932 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 00:01:11 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 27, 1844, the ninth day of the 13th General Assembly. Audio: This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 26 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-for-nov-26/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=70929 Sat, 26 Nov 2022 00:01:15 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 26, 1842, the fifth day of the 12th General Assembly. Audio: This Week in the Missouri Senate for Nov. 25 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-this-week-in-the-missouri-senate-for-nov-25/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=70975 Fri, 25 Nov 2022 11:45:28 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews Senate Bills 775, 751 & 640, which includes the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. Audio: This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 25 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-for-nov-25/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=70926 Fri, 25 Nov 2022 00:01:59 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 25, 1840, the second week of the 11th General Assembly. Audio: This Date in Missouri Senate History for Nov. 24 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-for-nov-24/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=70923 Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:01:31 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Nov. 24, 1838, the fifth day of the 10th General Assembly. Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, November 28 - December 4 https://www.modot.org/node/27476 27476 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:50:01 +0000 Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, November 28 - December 4 Visitor (not verified) Wed, 11/23/2022 - 15:50 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 Nov. 28 – Dec. 4. Lane closures for temporary work zones on Missouri highways stopped at noon Wednesday, Nov. 23 and not resume until the morning of Monday, Nov. 28. There are some exceptions for long-term lane and road closures for construction work or in the case of an emergency. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Andrew County U.S. Route 71 – Pothole patching, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 Routes 48, B, C, D, H, Y – Pothole patching, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 Atchison County U.S. Route 136 – Resurfacing and shoulder improvement project from the Missouri River to I-29 through November 2023. (Contractor: Phillips Hardy, Inc.) Buchanan County U.S. Route 36 – Bridge rehabilitation project over the Missouri River through December. Westbound is narrowed to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction (Contractor: Comanche Construction, Inc.) Route 759 – RAMP CLOSED for a bridge rehabilitation project over the Missouri River. The ramp from Route 759 to westbound U.S. Route 36 is closed through December. (Contractor: Comanche Construction, Inc.) Carroll County U.S. Route 24/65 – Bridge rehabilitation project at the bridge over Route 10, Outer Road U.S. Route 24 and Norfolk Southern Railroad, south of Carrollton, through January. The bridge is narrowed to one lane with temporary traffic signals guiding motorists through the workzone. An 18-foot width restriction is in place. (Contractor: Capital Paving and Construction, LLC) Route 10 – RAMP CLOSED for a bridge rehabilitation project. The ramp from Route 10 to northbound U.S. Route 24/65, south of Carrollton, is closed through January. (Contractor: Capital Paving and Construction, LLC) U.S. Route 24 – Bridge rehabilitation project at the Moss Creek Bridge, south of Carrollton, through January. The bridge is narrowed to one lane with temporary traffic signals guiding motorists through the workzone. An 18-foot width restriction is in place. (Contractor: Capital Paving and Construction, LLC) Route UU – CLOSED for a bridge deck replacement project over Turkey Creek and Big Creek, through January. (Contractor: Capital Paving & Construction, LLC) Route B – Resurfacing project from U.S. Route 24/65 south of Carrollton to U.S. Route 24 east of Carrollton through November (Contractor: Capital Paving & Constructioin, LLC) ** Chariton County U.S. Route 24 – Bridge deck replacement project at the Palmer Creek Bridge, west of Route MM near Brunswick, through December. An 11-foot width restriction is in place. (Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.) Route 129 – CLOSED for a bridge deck replacement project over the Chariton River, near Salisbury, through November (Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons Inc.) Route 11 – CLOSED for bridge maintenance at the bridge over Salt Creek, Nov. 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Daviess County Route AA – CLOSED in 2-mile increments for a resurfacing project starting at Route Z and progressing north to Route T, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (Contractor: Herzog Contracting Corp.) Gentry County Route ZZ – CLOSED in 2-mile increments for a resurfacing project, starting at Route T in McFall and progressing north to U.S. Route 136 at New Hampton (Harrison County), through November, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. (Contractor: Herzog Contracting Corp.) Grundy County U.S. Route 65 – Bridge rehabilitation project over Route 6 in Trenton, through January. Temporary traffic signals will guide motorist through the work zone. A 17-foot width restriction is in place. (Contractor: Capital Paving, Inc.)* Route W – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Gees Creek Bridge, south of Route F, through early April 2023. This bridge is part of the FARM (Fixing Access to Rural Missouri) Bridge Program. More info: FARM Bridge program web page (Contractor: Lehman Construction and Wilson & Company) Harrison County I-35 – Bridge rehabilitation project at the Pole Cat Creek Bridge at mile marker 90, south of Bethany, through December. A 12-foot width restriction is in place. More info: https://modot.org/harrison-county-interstate-35-pole-cat-creek-bridge-project  (Contractor: Widel, Inc.)* Route ZZ – CLOSED in 2-mile increments for a resurfacing project, starting at Route T in McFall (Gentry County) and progressing north to U.S. Route 136 at New Hampton, through November, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. (Contractor: Herzog Contracting Corp.) Route N – Bridge maintenance at the bridge over I-35 in Eagleville, Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 Livingston County Route C – CLOSED until further notice at the Shoal Creek Bridge due to deterioration. A bridge replacement project is currently scheduled to be part of MoDOT’s November 2022 letting. U.S. Route 36 – Resurfacing project eastbound from Route C to Parson’s Creek, and westbound from Parson’s Creek to Coon Creek, through November. A 16-foot width restriction is in place. (Contractor: Herzog Contracting Corp.) Nodaway County Route 46 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the bridge over the Nodaway River near Quitman through early June 2023. A signed detour is in place. (Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.) * Route PP – CLOSED for a culvert replacement between Route 46 and 240 Street, Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.   --- * This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. ** This project is part of Gov. Parson’s Rural Road program. The state’s approved Fiscal Year 2023 budget provided an additional $100 million in General Revenue for work on Missouri’s low volume rural roads. Using asset management data, MoDOT has identified approximately 1700 lane miles of low volume roads ranked in Poor Condition.  By next summer, these 113 locations will receive resurfacing treatments of hot mix asphalt to improve the road conditions. ### Traveler Information Map http://traveler.modot.org Districts Involved Northwest Published On Wed, 11/23/2022 - 09:47 REVISED: Expansion joint repairs scheduled for Bond Bridge (I-35/I-29), Nov. 28-30 https://www.modot.org/node/27475 27475 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:00:01 +0000 REVISED: Expansion joint repairs scheduled for Bond Bridge (I-35/I-29), Nov. 28-30 Visitor (not verified) Wed, 11/23/2022 - 14:00 Repairs will require lane and ramp closures Expansion joint repairs along southbound Interstate 29/I-35 (Bond Bridge) over the Missouri River will require lane and ramp closures on Monday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 30. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 crews will CLOSE the ramp from Front Street to northbound I-35/I-29 (the Bond Bridge) over the Missouri River. The right lane and lane to the Front Street ramp to NB I-35/I-29 will also be closed. There will be two lanes of traffic that remain open across the bridge. Beginning at approximately Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 crews will CLOSE the two left lanes of southbound I-35/I-29. During this time, the area will be reduced to one lane. The ramp from Front Street to NB I-29 will remain open. 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 http://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 work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Wed, 11/23/2022 - 07:58 Expansion joint repairs scheduled for Bond Bridge (I-35/I-29), Nov. 28-30 https://www.modot.org/node/27474 27474 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:40:01 +0000 Expansion joint repairs scheduled for Bond Bridge (I-35/I-29), Nov. 28-30 Visitor (not verified) Wed, 11/23/2022 - 13:40 Repairs will require lane and ramp closures Expansion joint repairs along southbound Interstate 29/I-35 (Bond Bridge) over the Missouri River will require lane and ramp closures on began on Monday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 30. This repair requires various lanes closures along southbound I-29/I-35 between Levee Road and Front Street. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 crews will CLOSE the ramp from Front Street to northbound I-35/I-29 (the Bond Bridge) over the Missouri River. The right lane and lane to the Front Street ramp to NB I-35/I-29 will also be closed. There will be two lanes of traffic that remain open across the bridge. Beginning at approximately Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 crews will CLOSE the two left lanes of southbound I-35/I-29. During this time, the area will be reduced to one lane. The ramp from Front Street to NB I-29 will remain open. 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 http://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 work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Wed, 11/23/2022 - 07:39 TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 96 Bridges Over Turnback & Johnson Creeks Near Halltown OPEN to Traffic https://www.modot.org/node/27473 27473 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:25:01 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 96 Bridges Over Turnback & Johnson Creeks Near Halltown OPEN to Traffic Visitor (not verified) Wed, 11/23/2022 - 13:25 Where: Missouri Route 96 bridges over Turnback and Johnson creeks west of Halltown When: As of 12:30 p.m., Thursday, November 23 Details: These bridges closed in August while contractor crews rehabilitated the existing bridges. All of Route 96 is now OPEN in Lawrence County, however drivers may still encounter occasional lane closings and flaggers while the contractor finishes up some remaining work. This work was part of a three-year project to improve 25 bridges within 15 miles of I-44 across the Southwest District. Of the 25 bridges in the project, known as the I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle, seven (7) are mainline I-44 bridges, five (5) are I-44 overpass bridges and the remaining bridges are on adjacent routes over various features. Sixteen (16) bridges will be replaced and nine (9) bridges will receive major rehabilitation work. More information about this project can be found on the project website – I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle.   (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, 11/23/2022 - 07:21 Route T in Shelby County to Close for Culvert Replacements https://www.modot.org/node/27472 27472 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:15:01 +0000 Route T in Shelby County to Close for Culvert Replacements Visitor (not verified) Wed, 11/23/2022 - 13:15 HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, Nov. 29, MoDOT crews will be performing Culvert Replacements on Route T in Shelby County. The road will be closed at U.S. Route 36 to Missouri Route 168 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Motorists will need to use alternate routes for closures during these times. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert motorists, as all work is weather dependent, and schedules are subject to change. For more information on this and other roadwork in your area, you can visit us online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast, or call our customer service number at 1-888 ASK MoDOT (275-6636). Winter is right around the corner!  Are you prepared?  The predictions for the weather this winter include a lot of snow, and MoDOT needs your help to stay safe.  Follow these safety tips to help us get through the season: Winter Driving Tips | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org). Districts Involved Northeast Published On Wed, 11/23/2022 - 07:13 Governor Parson Announces Appointment of Heather J. Hays as Associate Circuit Judge for 22nd Judicial Circuit https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-announces-appointment-heather-j-hays-associate-circuit-judge 9536 at https://governor.mo.gov Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:00:12 +0000 Governor Parson Announces Appointment of Heather J. Hays as Associate Circuit Judge for 22nd Judicial Circuit johnathan.shiflett Wed, 11/23/2022 - 13:00 November 23, 2022 Jefferson City Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Heather J. Hays as Associate Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Craig Higgins as Circuit Judge.  Ms. Hays, of St. Louis, is currently a partner at Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion, LLC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University. Governor Parson Announces $23 Million Matching Grant to St. Louis County to Establish Regional Intelligence and Information Center and Law Enforcement Training Complex https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-announces-23-million-matching-grant-st-louis-county 9531 at https://governor.mo.gov Wed, 23 Nov 2022 12:59:29 +0000 Governor Parson Announces $23 Million Matching Grant to St. Louis County to Establish Regional Intelligence and Information Center and Law Enforcement Training Complex johnathan.shiflett Wed, 11/23/2022 - 12:59 November 22, 2022 Jefferson City Governor Mike Parson today announced the Missouri Department of Public Safety has awarded $23 million to St. Louis County as a matching grant to establish a regional intelligence and information center and law enforcement training complex. In order to utilize the award, St. Louis County has agreed to also invest at least $23 million for the law enforcement complex. “Keeping Missourians safe and secure requires investments in training, technology, and modern, well-equipped facilities so law enforcement can continue to advance its capabilities to meet today’s challenges,” Governor Mike Parson said. “This $23 million in state funding, which is contingent on equivalent local funding, will help build a state-of-the-art complex that is an important investment in the future of public safety for St. Louis County communities and businesses.” The complex will also include a property control facility. Funding for the state award is made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and was made possible through Missouri House Bill 3020. The grant funds must be expended by June 30, 2026. The Department of Public Safety is the grant administrator. Range Line Road/Kansas City Southern RR Bridge in Joplin OPEN to Traffic One Month Ahead of Schedule https://www.modot.org/node/27471 27471 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 23 Nov 2022 12:15:01 +0000 Range Line Road/Kansas City Southern RR Bridge in Joplin OPEN to Traffic One Month Ahead of Schedule Visitor (not verified) Wed, 11/23/2022 - 12:15 Project Range Line Road/Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge Replacement - Completed Joplin – The new Range Line Road (Business Loop 49) bridge over the Kansas City Southern Railroad is now OPEN to traffic, more than one month ahead of schedule, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. “The contractor, Hartman & Company, Inc. of Springfield, worked hard to get this bridge open several weeks ahead of schedule and in time for the Christmas shopping season,” said Southwest District Engineer Steve Campbell. The original bridge, built in 1976, closed in early September for demolition. Contractor crews replaced the old bridge with a new structure that is two (2) feet higher and 15 feet wider than the one it replaced. The contractor also built new sidewalks on either side of the bridge. “We want to thank drivers, area businesses and our partners at the City of Joplin for their patience and understanding while we worked to replace this important bridge in a busy part of Joplin’s commercial district,” Campbell said. Approximately 24,580 vehicles cross the bridge daily. For more information about the project, click: www.modot.org/range-line-roadkansas-city-southern-railroad-bridge-replacement. Project information: Prime contractor: Hartman & Company Inc., Springfield Total project cost: $6.2 million Contract completion date: December 16, 2022 In coming years, MoDOT also will replace bridges on North Main Street (Missouri Route 43) over the Kansas City Southern Railroad and Turkey Creek along with building a new bridge over the Kansas City Southern Railroad on 32nd Street (Route FF).     (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, 11/23/2022 - 06:14 Route O in Warren County to Close for Culvert Replacements https://www.modot.org/node/27470 27470 at https://www.modot.org Wed, 23 Nov 2022 12:10:01 +0000 Route O in Warren County to Close for Culvert Replacements Visitor (not verified) Wed, 11/23/2022 - 12:10 HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, Dec. 5-9, MoDOT crews will be performing Culvert Replacements on Route O in Warren County. The road will be closed at Route M to Missouri Route 47 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Motorists will need to use alternate routes for closures during these times. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert motorists, as all work is weather dependent, and schedules are subject to change. For more information on this and other roadwork in your area, you can visit us online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast, or call our customer service number at 1-888 ASK MoDOT (275-6636). Winter is right around the corner!  Are you prepared?  The predictions for the weather this winter include a lot of snow, and MoDOT needs your help to stay safe.  Follow these safety tips to help us get through the season: Winter Driving Tips | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org). Districts Involved Northeast Published On Wed, 11/23/2022 - 06:05