MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Sun, 25 Oct 2020 16:34:42 +0000 en-us Daviess County Route M to close next week https://www.modot.org/node/21270 21270 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:15:01 +0000 Daviess County Route M to close next week Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/23/2020 - 15:15 HAMILTON, Mo. – A section of Daviess County Route M will close for a culvert replacement next week. Local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the road between Route 13 and 265th Street on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and Thursday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. During the closure, motorists will need to use an alternate route. 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 to all roadway signing and barricades. For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, sign up online for work zone updates, visit modot.org and view the online Traveler Information Map, or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) In addition, MoDOT provides updated information via social media. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down   ### Traveler Information Map Traveler.modot.org   Districts Involved Northwest Published On Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:10 TRAFFIC ALERT: I-44 Open to Normal Traffic Pattern west of Mt Vernon https://www.modot.org/node/21269 21269 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:00:01 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: I-44 Open to Normal Traffic Pattern west of Mt Vernon Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/23/2020 - 15:00 (Note to editors: This traffic alert updates the location) Lawrence County – Contractor crews returned I-44 WEST of Mt. Vernon (between Mile Markers 43-44) to its normal traffic pattern – two lanes in each direction, TODAY, Friday, October 23, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. 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  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 Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:58 Treasurer Fitzpatrick Returns Unclaimed Property to Unemployed Missourians https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/treasurer-fitzpatrick-returns-unclaimed-property-unemployed-missourians 26486 at https://labor.mo.gov Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:55:23 +0000 Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security have partnered to help return Unclaimed Property to Missourians who have applied for unemployment benefits. U.S. Route 65 south of Chillicothe to close next week https://www.modot.org/node/21268 21268 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:45:01 +0000 U.S. Route 65 south of Chillicothe to close next week Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/23/2020 - 14:45 Part of the Grand River Bridge deck replacement project Project Livingston U.S. Route 65 and Route 190 Bridge Deck Repairs CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – The Grand River Bridge on U.S. Route 65 in Livingston County will close next week as part of the bridge deck replacement project. The bridge is scheduled to close for the second of two scheduled bridge deck pours Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 12 a.m. The closure will continue through Saturday, Oct. 31, at noon. Emergency vehicles ONLY will be permitted to cross the bridge beginning the morning of Oct. 29. Non-emergency traffic will be permitted to resume use of the bridge the afternoon of Oct. 31. The extended closure for non-emergency traffic is in order to allow the concrete on the new driving surface to completely cure. When the bridge reopens, it will again be open to only one lane, with the 11.5-foot width restriction in place. All traffic will be directed over a signed detour route on Routes Z, C, DD, D and U.S. Route 36. The original detour utilized Route C between Route Z and U.S. Route 36; however, it was determined recently that a bridge along Route C is insufficient to carry the traffic volume that will be detoured off U.S. Route 65. Route C will be closed to all but local traffic – those living and/or working along Route C – during the U.S. Route 65 detour. Additional work will be needed before the project is complete. Contractors plan to have the bridge open to two-way traffic in early December. As with all construction, work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change. The project to replace the bridge deck over the Grand River, led by contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, has been active since early March on U.S. Route 65 at the Grand River Bridge just south of Chillicothe. 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. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive alive. Drivers are urged to stay alert and pay attention to all roadway signing and barricades. For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, 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 Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:41 Road closure scheduled for U.S. Route 65 in Carroll County https://www.modot.org/node/21267 21267 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:45:01 +0000 Road closure scheduled for U.S. Route 65 in Carroll County Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/23/2020 - 14:45 TINA, Mo. – Railroad crews plan to close U.S. Route 65 near Tina next week to complete repairs at the Brookfield Sub railroad crossing. The road will close between Route WW and Route M on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 a.m. and will remain closed through Friday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. During the closure, motorists will need to use the signed detour over Routes WW, YY and M, or an alternate route. All work is weather-permitting and schedules are subject to change. Motorists are urged to stay alert and pay attention to all roadway signing and barricades and to eliminate distractions. Please remember all roads are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive alive. For information about MoDOT projects, 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 Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:43 Brief Route 54 Closure Planned as Part of Interchange Bridge Construction https://www.modot.org/node/21266 21266 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:10:01 +0000 Brief Route 54 Closure Planned as Part of Interchange Bridge Construction Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/23/2020 - 14:10 Project Route 54 Lake of the Ozarks Interchange LAKE OZARK – U.S. Route 54 traffic will be impacted in Lake Ozark as a contractor working for the Missouri Department of Transportation begins blasting rock to make way for the construction of a new eastbound Route 54 bridge. In order for crews to safely perform the blasting, all Route 54 traffic near the interchange will be stopped around 2 p.m. for up to ten minutes on Monday, October 26. This work is part of the future interchange and roundabouts along Route 54, Business 54 and Miller County Route W. Speed limits are reduced through the work zone for the safety of travelers and workers on the road. Motorists in the area are asked to plan for delays, slow down, avoid distractions and watch for crews in work zones. This work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/Miller54Interchange. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates. Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:08 Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Oct. 26 - Nov. 1 https://www.modot.org/node/21265 21265 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:05:01 +0000 Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Oct. 26 - Nov. 1 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/23/2020 - 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 Oct. 26 – Nov. 1. 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 such as pothole patching, mowing, striping, signal work, etc., in addition to the work mentioned below. Andrew County Interstate 29 – Bridge replacement project over Hopkins Creek and bridge rehabilitation project over Route T (mile marker 58-60) through 2021. A 14-foot width restriction is in place. 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. U.S. Routes 71 and 169, U.S. Business Route 71, and Routes 48, B, H, and T – Bridge maintenance, Oct. 26 – 30 Route D – Drainage work north of Route 48, Oct. 27 Route H – Drainage work at U.S. Route 59, Oct. 28 Atchison County U.S. Route 136 – Pothole patching from Rock Port to Tarkio, Oct. 26 – 28 Route EE – Pothole patching, Oct. 28 – 30 Buchanan County I-29 – Concrete repair work as part of a resurfacing project from south of Route O to the Platte County line through late October. Crews are working on the southbound concrete approaches to the Pigeon Creek Bridge, located near mile marker 39.6. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the bridge with a 12-foot width restriction. Crews are working on the passing lane at this time. U.S. Route 169 (Belt Highway) – Resurfacing project from Route FF to I-29 (Exit 50) through early November. Operations will be conducted at night, Sunday through Friday, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. No work is planned overnight on Saturdays. Some intersections and ramps throughout the project may briefly close during paving. More info: https://www.modot.org/buchanan-county-us-route-169-belt-highway-resurfacing I-229, U.S. Routes 36 and 169, and Route AC – Bridge maintenance, Oct. 26 – 30 U.S. Route 169 (Belt Highway) – Permit work southbound at Francis Street, Oct. 26 – 30 Caldwell County U.S. Route 36 – Pavement repair in preparation for a resurfacing project through spring 2021. Single-lane closures around the repair sites could remain up around-the-clock in order to allow the pavement to cure. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. Carroll County Route Z – CLOSED until further notice from Route C to County Road 217 due to damage caused by a roadway slide Route C – CLOSED for a culvert replacement project at the Branch of Turkey Creek Bridge through early November Route Z – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project over Tater Hill Creek, 1.1 miles west of U.S. Route 65 through mid-December. 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/carroll-co-rte-z-tater-hill-creek-bridge-replacement U.S. Route 65 – CLOSED for permit work from Route WW to Route M south of Big Creek at the railroad tracks, Oct. 27 at 7 a.m. through Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. This is an around-the-clock closure. U.S. Route 24 – Flood repair from the Moss Creek Bridge to the Missouri River Bridge through October. The shoulders in this section will be closed for the duration of the project. Temporary signals will be in place to guide motorists through the work zone. Chariton County Route YY – CLOSED for permit work south of Kaye Road at the railroad tracks, Oct. 26, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. DeKalb County Route D – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project over Ervens Branch, 0.4 miles north of Route W, through late November. 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/dekalb-county-route-d-bridge-replacement-over-ervens-branch Harrison County Route V – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project over Coal Creek through mid-January. 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/harrison-county-route-v-over-coal-creek Holt County U.S. Route 59 – Shoulder work from Route 111 to Route B, Oct. 26 – 30 Linn County U.S. Route 36 – Pavement repair in preparation for a resurfacing project through spring 2021. Single-lane closures around the repair sites could remain up around-the-clock in order to allow the pavement to cure. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. As part of the project, traffic will be narrowed to one lane each direction at the railroad bridge east of Marceline next week, as follows: Wednesday, Oct. 28 – passing lanes of both east and westbound U.S. Route 36 closed Thursday, Oct. 29 – traffic head-to-head in the eastbound lanes Friday, Oct. 30 – passing lanes of both east and westbound U.S. Route 36 closed Livingston County U.S. Route 65 – Bridge rehabilitation project over the Grand River through late November. The bridge is scheduled to CLOSE to non-emergency traffic for the second of two scheduled bridge deck pours Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 12 a.m. The closure will continue through Saturday, Oct. 31, at noon and once reopened, will again have an 11.5-foot width restriction in place. 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/livingston-us-route-65-and-route-190-bridge-deck-repairs Route 190 – Bridge rehabilitation project over the Thompson River through late November. A 10-foot width restriction is in place. 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/livingston-us-route-65-and-route-190-bridge-deck-repairs U.S. Route 36 – Pavement repair in preparation for a resurfacing project through spring 2021. Single-lane closures around the repair sites could remain up around the clock, in order to allow the pavement to cure. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. Nodaway County Route 46 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the White Cloud Creek and Big Slough bridges, east of Route AB, and Stream and Florida Creek bridges, west of Route AB. The project to replace all four bridges is expected to continue through early December. 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. More info: https://www.modot.org/route-46-bridge-projects-west-maryville Route A – Pavement repair and overlay from Route H to U.S. Route 71. The project is expected continue through late October. Flaggers and a pilot car will guide motorists through the work zone. Route H – CLOSED for permit work north of 390th Street, Oct. 26 – 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily Sullivan County Route PP – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project over East Medicine Creek through the end of the year. 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, 10/23/2020 - 09:04 MoDOT Accepting Public Comments Regarding Plans to Replace Multiple Bridges along I-29 https://www.modot.org/node/21264 21264 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:45:01 +0000 MoDOT Accepting Public Comments Regarding Plans to Replace Multiple Bridges along I-29 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:45 PLATTE COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an online public information meeting to allow citizens to ask questions or leave comments regarding the upcoming I-29 multiple bridge replacement project in Platte County.   The comment period will begin Monday, Oct. 26, and will continue through Monday, Nov. 9. The public is encouraged to review the project plans, the project timeline and provide feedback.   The goal of the project is to replace the I-29 and 56th St. Bridge and the I-29 and N. Waukomis Drive Bridge. Both bridges are well over 50 years old and have exceeded their projected lifespan. The new structures will provide a more reliable surface for traffic, new sidewalks for pedestrians, as well as other safety measures.   This multiple bridge project is slated to begin in the spring of 2021 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023. To view project plans, leave a comment or ask a question, please visit our website at https://bit.ly/2IZKYKW   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 workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).             Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:40 This Week in the Missouri Senate for Oct. 23: Health Care https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-week-in-the-missouri-senate-for-oct-23-health-care/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=59523 Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:41:19 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews House Bill 1682, a new law that makes numerous changes to rules governing health care TRAFFIC ALERT: I-44 Open to Normal Traffic Pattern east of Mt Vernon https://www.modot.org/node/21263 21263 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:40:01 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: I-44 Open to Normal Traffic Pattern east of Mt Vernon regan.mitchell Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:40 Project I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild Lawrence County – Contractor crews returned I-44 east of Mt. Vernon (between Mile Markers 46-47) to its normal traffic pattern – two lanes in each direction, TODAY, Friday, October 23, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. All lanes of I-44 in the Mt. Vernon area are open and in their normal traffic pattern from now until spring 2021 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  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 Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:39 Bridge Repair Work to Begin Monday in Fulton https://www.modot.org/node/21262 21262 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:00:01 +0000 Bridge Repair Work to Begin Monday in Fulton Visitor (not verified) Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:00 FULTON – Motorists are being asked to watch for lane closures on U.S. Route 54 as repair work begins on a bridge in Fulton that was recently struck and damaged on two occasions earlier this year. A contractor working for the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin making girder repairs on the Callaway County Route F bridge over Route 54 on Monday, October 26. Daily individual lane closures will be required on eastbound Route 54 near the bridge. Work is expected to be completed by Friday, November 20. This bridge was struck by oversized loads twice in 2020. Once in February and again in April. These repairs will restore a damaged beam that was bent several inches out of place by these collisions. Signs are in place to alert motorists of the lane closures. Motorists are asked to plan extra travel time, slow down, watch for crews and put away distractions in work zones. This work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/modot-central-district. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates. Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 10/23/2020 - 07:55 TRAFFIC ALERT: Frisco Highline Trail Scheduled to OPEN at Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 https://www.modot.org/node/21261 21261 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:55:01 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: Frisco Highline Trail Scheduled to OPEN at Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 regan.mitchell Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:55 in Willard TODAY (October 23) Project Route 160 Widening What: Frisco Highline Trail scheduled to OPEN at Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 in Willard When: 4 p.m. today (Friday, October 23) Details: Contractor crews had closed Frisco Highline Trail to tie new pedestrian underpass into the trail Traffic Impacts: Frisco Highline Trail open at Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 Moving rock/dirt, laying base rock and paving to connect sidewalk from Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 to the Frisco Highline Trail Crews and equipment close to the trail (Weather or construction delays could alter the work schedule.) Project Summary: Widen Route 160 to four lanes between I-44 in Springfield and Jackson Street in Willard Resurface the existing lanes of Route 160 between I-44 in Springfield and Route AB in Willard Install concrete traffic barrier between lanes in areas Add a pedestrian underpass underneath Route 160 at Hunt Road Add a new box culvert to carry Frisco Highline Trail underneath Route 160 at Trail Mile 3 Add street lighting at intersections Intersection improvements: J-turn at Farm Road 123/Westgate Avenue Right-in/Right-out at Haseltine Road (Farm Road 115) Roundabout at Farm Road 94 near quarry Add left-turn lane at Hughes Road Roundabout at Farm Road 103/Melville Road/Hunt Road Roundabout at Jackson Street Add turn lanes at Greene County Route AB Prime Contractor: APAC-Central, Springfield Completion Date: December 1, 2020 Total Project Cost: $18.6 million  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 Down) Districts Involved Southwest Published On Fri, 10/23/2020 - 07:53 Join citizen science at MDC's Burr Oak Woods FeederWatch kickoff Nov. 14 in Blue Springs https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/join-citizen-science-mdcs-burr-oak-woods-feederwatch-kickoff-nov-14-blue-springs 327573 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:08:52 +0000 Media Advisory: MDHEWD hosts Bridges to Success Equity Webinar Series during Equity Week, October 26-30 http://dhewd.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/dee1d1e7-6cb5-47e6-92a5-1fb18d96ac43 http://dhewd.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/dee1d1e7-6cb5-47e6-92a5-1fb18d96ac43 Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:00:00 +0000 Meramec and Onondaga Cave state parks host public meeting Nov. 6 http://dnr.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/fc50a51a-697e-41cc-90c3-d9d9d7335dee http://dnr.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/fc50a51a-697e-41cc-90c3-d9d9d7335dee Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:00:00 +0000