MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Fri, 15 Jan 2021 23:35:47 +0000 en-us MDC offers free virtual field to freezer sausage making class Jan. 19 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-offers-free-virtual-field-freezer-sausage-making-class-jan-19 329497 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:05:18 +0000 Phelps County Roadway to Close for Bridge Replacement https://www.modot.org/node/21779 21779 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:55:02 +0000 Phelps County Roadway to Close for Bridge Replacement Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:55 PHELPS COUNTY – Motorists in Phelps County will need to find alternate routes beginning next week as a bridge replacement project takes place on County Road 7100 (Old Route 66) over Little Beaver Creek between Doolittle and Rolla. A contractor working for Phelps County will begin replacing the structure on Wednesday, January 20. County Road 7100 will be closed to traffic for up to four months at this location while work takes place. Signs will be in place to warn motorists in advance of the closure. The work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information about this project, please call the Phelps County Clerk Office at (573) 458-6115. For MoDOT transportation information, visit www.modot.org/central. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates. Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:50 Audio: Sen. Karla Eslinger Discusses Committee Assignments https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-sen-karla-eslinger-discusses-committee-assignments/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=60918 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:48:33 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Karla Eslinger, R-Wasola, discusses her committee assignments for this General Assembly and visiting the Capitol.   To download audio, please Traffic Alert: I-435 MO River Bridge rehab work rescheduled https://www.modot.org/node/21778 21778 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:45:01 +0000 Traffic Alert: I-435 MO River Bridge rehab work rescheduled Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:45 JACKSON/CLAY COUNTIES – Due to inclement weather, the Missouri Department of Transportation will make the following traffic changes as part of a two-year bridge rehabilitation project on the I-435 Bridge over the Missouri River. Crews will close the ramp from Route 210 to southbound I-435 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. daily, Monday, Jan. 18 through Friday, Jan. 22 for bridge work Crews will close two lanes of southbound I-435 between Route 210 and Front St. from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. daily, Monday, Jan. 18 through Friday, Jan. 22 for bridge work   *Note: Originally, this work was scheduled for Friday, Jan. 15.   Closures in this area have the potential for creating significant traffic slowdowns. We encourage motorists to please plan ahead.   This is all part of a project to replace the bridge deck, reinforce the structural steel and repair the substructure of the aging bridge. The I-435 Bridge over the Missouri River, located just south of Worlds of Fun was built in 1972 and is showing signs of aging and wear. The structure sees about 81,500 vehicles each day. This rehab project is slated to be complete by December 2021.      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 Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:40 Senator Barbara Anne Washington’s Legislative Column for the Week of Jan. 11, 2021 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-barbara-anne-washington-legislative-column-for-the-week-of-jan-11-2021/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=60900 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:37:23 +0000 Legislative Column for the Week of Jan. 11, 2021 The First Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly began on Jan. 6, 2021. On the Audio: Sen. Holly Rehder Discusses Committee Assignments https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-sen-holly-rehder-discusses-committee-assignments/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=60899 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:23:28 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, discusses her committee assignments for this session and scheduled meetings with all of the state representatives Missouri Prime Beef Packers expands in Pleasant Hope https://ded.mo.gov/content/missouri-prime-beef-packers-expands-pleasant-hope 10386 at https://ded.mo.gov Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:24:45 +0000 January 15, 2021Pleasant HopeMissouri Prime Beef Packers, producers of high quality beef that operate production facilities and a beef marketing firm, announced extensive upgrades and modifications to their existing 100,000 sq/ft facility to accommodate for beef processing. The facility had previously been used as a pork processor. This expansion represents an investment of $10 million and is expected to create 225 jobs in the area. Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 18 - 24 https://www.modot.org/node/21777 21777 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:05:01 +0000 Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 18 - 24 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:05 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 Jan. 18 – 24. 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. Andrew County U.S. Route 59 – Brush cutting from Route H to County Road 70, Jan. 19 – 22 Atchison County U.S. Route 275 – CLOSED for bridge maintenance at the West Fork High Creek Bridge between Route CC and Route T, Jan. 19 – 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Route W – Drainage work at Route J, Jan. 19 – 22 Routes 46, A, and C – Pothole patching, Jan. 20 – 22 Route C – Pothole patching from Route O to Route M, Jan. 21 – 22 Carroll County Route Z – CLOSED until further notice from Route C to County Road 217 due to damage caused by a roadway slide Chariton County Route 139 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Grand River Overflow Bridge through July. 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. More info: https://www.modot.org/chariton-county-route-139-grand-river-overflow-bridge Daviess County Route P – Pothole patching from Route 13 to Route 190, Jan. 19 – 20 Route B – Driveway culvert replacement between County Road 262 and Route K, Jan. 20 Route K – Pothole patching, Jan. 20 – 22 Nodaway County Route AB – Pothole patching, Jan. 19 – 20 Sullivan County Route PP – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project over East Medicine Creek through mid-March. 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. More info: https://www.modot.org/sullivan-county-route-pp-east-medicine-creek-bridge ### Traveler Information Map http://traveler.modot.org   Districts Involved Northwest Published On Fri, 01/15/2021 - 08:02 This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 15: Session Underway https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-week-in-the-missouri-senate-for-jan-15-session-underway/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=60895 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:41:03 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews the first full week of the 2021 session. Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz and Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden Issue Statement on Senate Schedule for Next Week https://www.senate.mo.gov/senate-president-pro-tem-dave-schatz-and-majority-floor-leader-caleb-rowden-issue-statement-on-senate-schedule-for-next-week/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=60887 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:12:47 +0000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 15, 2021 Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz and Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden Issue Statement on Senate Schedule for Next Sen. Holly Rehder’s Legislative Column for Jan. 15, 2021 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-holly-rehders-legislative-column-for-jan-15-2021/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=60884 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:10:49 +0000 Blessings and Opportunities The second week of the 2021 legislative session began with the governor’s inauguration ceremony on the south lawn of the State Capitol. Culvert Replacements Will Temporarily Close Lincoln County Route EE https://www.modot.org/node/21776 21776 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:10:01 +0000 Culvert Replacements Will Temporarily Close Lincoln County Route EE Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:10 MACON - Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will close Lincoln County Route EE for culvert replacements i the upcoming week. This work will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m each day. Please see the locations and dates below. Lincoln County Route EE - Jan. 19, road will be closed from Lincoln County Route Y to Brown Lane for a culvert replacement. Lincoln County Route EE - Jan. 20, road will be closed from Sunrise Drive to Mansion Road for a culvert replacement. Lincoln County Route EE - Jan. 21, road will be closed from North Ethlyn Road to Willow Lane for a culvert replacement. Lincoln County Route EE - Jan. 22, road will be closed from Folwarczny Lane to  Cannonball Lane for a culvert replacement. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. Please always use caution if you will be traveling near work zones. Remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at www.modot.org/northeast. Winter road conditions, as well as work zones, can be found online at modot.org under the traveler map.  Please drive slowly during winter weather.  If your wipers are on, your headlights should be on; it's the law in Missouri.  Subscribe to our e-update service and receive road condition emails when winter weather could affect travel, and you can get text alerts on road closures, too!  Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @MoDOT_Northeast for road updates.  Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:08 Schools Selected to Participate in State’s $18 Million Literacy Development Grant Program https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/schools-selected-participate-state%E2%80%99s-18-million-literacy-development 24741 at https://dese.mo.gov Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:01:09 +0000 The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is pleased to announce that 32 local education agencies (LEAs) were selected through a competitive sub-grant application process to receive services through the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program to improve literacy efforts at the local level. Elementary services will be provided to 40 individual schools within the participating LEAs; another 40 schools will receive secondary services. Powder Valley Nature Center’s Evening with Raptors goes virtual Jan. 29 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/powder-valley-nature-center%E2%80%99s-evening-raptors-goes-virtual-jan-29 329493 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:06:23 +0000 This Date in Missouri Senate History: Jan. 15, 1870 https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-jan-15-1870/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=60881 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:01:44 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 15, 1870, second week of the Adjourned Session of the 25th General Assembly.