MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:58:26 +0000 en-us Pipe Replacement to Close Route HH in Miller County https://www.modot.org/node/19903 19903 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:40:02 +0000 Pipe Replacement to Close Route HH in Miller County Visitor (not verified) Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:40 MILLER COUNTY – Missouri Department of Transportation crews will replace a culvert pipe on Miller County Route HH on Thursday, August 6. Crews will close Route HH between Gum Creek Road and Brockman Springs Road between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Work is weather permitting and could be delayed. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route around the work area. MoDOT appreciates the patience of travelers while the work takes place. 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, 08/03/2020 - 11:35 Update for Week of August 10 - Marshfield I-44 Interchange/Roundabout Projects https://www.modot.org/node/19902 19902 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:30:01 +0000 Update for Week of August 10 - Marshfield I-44 Interchange/Roundabout Projects Visitor (not verified) Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:30 UPCOMING TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGES: New roundabout scheduled to OPEN on Hubble Drive (Route CC) Saturday evening, August 8 Buffalo Street on the south side and Banning Street on the southeast side of Hubble Drive (Route CC) CLOSED Sunday, August 10 until mid-September Work Scheduled:   Interchange: Installing bridge deck (driving surface) of new Route CC bridge over I-44 Grading and hauling rock/dirt at Route CC and Rifle Range Road Laying base rock on south side of I-44 for relocated section of Route CC Grading and hauling rock for bike trail along new Route CC Installing storm drain pipes in areas Roundabout: Building new section of Hubble Drive (Route CC) to connect into new roundabout Grading and hauling rock/dirt on Route CC Installing base rock and paving roundabout Traffic Impacts:   Interchange: ROAD CLOSED: Brinkley Road (I-44 north outer road) CLOSED east of Webster County Route W Signed detour: Webster County Route W, Vinyard Road and Rusty Road Brinkley Road closed until fall 2020 Nighttime lane closings on I-44 at Mile Marker 103 possible at times. Work hours: 7 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 Roundabout: CITY STREETS CLOSED: Buffalo Street on the south side and Banning Street on the southeast side of Hubble Drive (Route CC) CLOSED until mid-September Signed detours in place Drivers will have to use detour to get from Buffalo and 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, 08/03/2020 - 11:30 MDC teacher workshop to show how pollination can be used as an educational tool https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-teacher-workshop-show-how-pollination-can-be-used-educational-tool 326192 at https://mdc.mo.gov Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:15:52 +0000 Road closure scheduled for Route T in Amazonia https://www.modot.org/node/19901 19901 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:50:01 +0000 Road closure scheduled for Route T in Amazonia Visitor (not verified) Mon, 08/03/2020 - 14:50 AMAZONIA, Mo. – Railroad crews plan to close Route T northwest of Amazonia this week to install a new rail across the St. Joseph Sub railroad crossing. The road will close between County Road 408 and County Road 409 at approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and should reopen by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. During the closure, motorists will need to use 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 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 Mon, 08/03/2020 - 10:47 One lane of Interstate 229 northbound now closed https://www.modot.org/node/19900 19900 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:40:01 +0000 One lane of Interstate 229 northbound now closed Visitor (not verified) Mon, 08/03/2020 - 14:40 One southbound lane to close tomorrow St. Joseph, Mo. – Deterioration of the double-decker bridge deck on northbound Interstate 229 has closed one lane at the 6.2 mile marker. Local crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation have closed the driving lane (right lane) of northbound I-229 in downtown St. Joseph north of the Edmond Street ramp (Exit 6) to begin repairs to a hole that formed in the bridge’s driving surface. The lane closure will be in place through Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 9 a.m. The passing lane (left lane) of southbound I-229 will also be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. so crews may safely pour concrete for the repair work. Crews plan to leave one lane in each direction of I-229 open during the work, but a 12-foot width restriction will be in place around the clock during the lane closures. Motorists may experience delays for the duration of the lane closures and may want to use 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. Crews will be working close to the traveling public. Please remember all roads are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. 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 Mon, 08/03/2020 - 10:36 New I-49 Signs Being Installed Along U.S. 71 https://www.modot.org/node/19899 19899 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:21:06 +0000 New I-49 Signs Being Installed Along U.S. 71 kellen.burns Mon, 08/03/2020 - 14:21 Southwest District -- A project to install new Interstate 49 signs is beginning along U.S. 71 between McDonald County Route H in Pineville and I-435 on the south edge of Kansas City, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. The signing project will require lane closings at times where the work is taking place in McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton, Vernon, Bates, Cass and southern Jackson counties. In some areas in those counties, workers may not have to close a lane but will be set up on the shoulder close to traffic. Several crews may be working along different stretches of the 180-mile long corridor at any given time. About 1,200 signs are being put up. They include large and small signs off the shoulders of the highway, overhead signs mounted on trusses and reference markers and other signs. Signs with the I-49 shield will be covered or turned away from view until MoDOT receives final approval later this year from the Federal Highway Administration for the I-49 designation. After the final approval is authorized, the I-49 signs will be uncovered or rotated into place. The prime contractor on the signing project is Drew Corp. of Indianapolis, Ind., doing the work for a low bid amount of $3.5 million. The project is set for completion by Dec. 1, 2012. I-49 Wrapup The signing project is in the final group of U.S. 71 projects needed before the highway can be designated as I-49. An interchange is under construction at Vernon County Route TT north of Nevada. An interchange and two overpasses are under construction in Cass County and an outer road project will be built in Bates County between Butler and Rich Hill. Follow MoDOT's Southwest District: www.facebook.com/MoDOT.Southwest & www.twitter.com/MoDOT_Southwest Districts Involved Southwest Published On Sun, 02/12/2012 - 09:00 Unveiling of New I-49 in Missouri Set for Dec. 12, 2012, in Joplin https://www.modot.org/node/19898 19898 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:57:36 +0000 Unveiling of New I-49 in Missouri Set for Dec. 12, 2012, in Joplin kellen.burns Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:57 History will be made Dec. 12 in Joplin when Interstate 49 between Kansas City and Pineville in Missouri becomes official. The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning a public celebration and I-49 sign unveiling at 12 noon that day in the gym at Joplin East Middle School, 7501 E. 26th Street. Federal, state and local government officials are expected to participate. I-49 shields installed along U.S. 71 will be uncovered or turned around to face traffic on Dec. 12. A countdown to the Dec. 12 event and information about the development of I-49 can be found on the MoDOT web site -- www.modot.org/southwest .Progress of I-49 in Missouri U.S. 71 along the western edge of Missouri south of Kansas City -- a distance of 185 miles -- has been upgraded to interstate highway standards, with new interchanges, overpasses and outer roads. The transformation of U.S. 71 to I-49 in Missouri has taken decades to accomplish. Planning for the final series of projects was begun in the late 1980s, with construction beginning in the the early 1990s and continuing through 2012. The cost reached nearly $500 million.Linking I-49 and I-29 Highway officials in Arkansas and Louisiana also are working to complete Interstate 49 in their states. The first section of highway designated as I-49 was in 1984 in Louisiana. Taken together, Interstate 49 south of Kansas City and Interstate 29 north of Kansas City will cover 1,630 miles of highway. The interstate corridor will link busy Gulf Coast ports at New Orleans with south-central Canada near Winnepeg, a busy center of industry, transportation, agriculture, mineral mining and energy. The interstate highway up and down the middle of the United States -- through Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota -- will mean less congestion to improve the flow of goods and people. It is expected to attract more commerce from businesses seeking to locate or expand in communities with an interstate highway nearby. Safety will be enhanced because interstate highway access is allowed only at interchanges, with no more at-grade intersections.   Follow MoDOT's Southwest District: facebook.com/MoDOT.Southwest, twitter.com/MoDOT_Southwest and pinterest.com/modotsouthwest Districts Involved Southwest Published On Mon, 11/26/2012 - 09:00 I-49 Unveiling Dec. 12 in Joplin Will Focus On Economic and Safety Benefits to Missouri https://www.modot.org/node/19897 19897 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:54:22 +0000 I-49 Unveiling Dec. 12 in Joplin Will Focus On Economic and Safety Benefits to Missouri kellen.burns Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:54 Joplin, Jasper County -- The Dec. 12 dedication in Joplin of the new Interstate 49 between Kansas City and Pineville will recognize the economic impact and safety benefits the interstate highway is expected to bring to Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. The ceremony, in the gym at Joplin East Middle School, begins at 12 noon Wednesday, Dec. 12. The middle school is located at 7501 E. 26th Street in the Crossroads Industrial Park. National and state dignitaries are expected to take part in the event, including Missouri U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and Victor Mendez, head of the Federal Highway Administration in Washington, D.C. Out on the highway that day, I-49 signs already put up along U.S. 71 will be uncovered or turned to face traffic, with crews working in every county -- McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton, Vernon, Bates, Cass and Jackson. Signs along I-49 will still carry the U.S. 71 shield. That's because U.S. 71 in Missouri has not been relocated and is still part of the national U.S. 71 corridor that also runs through Iowa and Minnesota to the north and through Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana to the south. Work to upgrade U.S. 71 to interstate standards has been under way for many years along the highway's 185 miles between Kansas City and Pineville. The road was four-laned where it had been only two lanes wide and more interchanges, overpasses and outer roads were built along four-lane segments. All at-grade intersections were eliminated.Benefits of Interstate Highway System Various studies by the Federal Highway Administration, university researchers and business groups show the interstate highway system, whose construction began in 1956, is as important to the nation's infrastructure as electricity, water and sewer. The interstate highway system has: * Contributed significantly to growth in U.S. business productivity and helped businesses control production and distribution costs. Factors include reduced driving delays between urban centers, more reliable on-time delivery of freight and greater connectivity to air and rail terminals and river, lake and ocean ports. * Made driving safer. The fatality rate is 60 percent lower than the rest of the system and the injury rate is 70 percent lower. * Increased mobility for the general public. This creates more job opportunities for workers, with the potential for higher income levels. Travel for family and recreational activities is easier. * Enhanced national security. The interstate highway grid provides smooth, wide, fast, intersection-free roads that can be used in times of national or regional crisis to move military equipment and supplies and serve as evacuation and rescue routes.   Follow MoDOT's Southwest District: facebook.com/MoDOT.Southwest, twitter.com/MoDOT_Southwest and pinterest.com/modotsouthwest Districts Involved Southwest Published On Mon, 12/03/2012 - 09:00 DHSS & DESE Address Additional Frequently Asked Questions about School Reopening https://dese.mo.gov/communications/news-releases/dhss-dese-address-additional-frequently-asked-questions-about-school 23441 at https://dese.mo.gov Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:41:19 +0000 The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) updated the previously released FAQ document today, answering additional frequently asked questions (FAQs) about K-12 school reopening health-related guidance. UPDATE: Culvert replacement will close Route 129 in Chariton County https://www.modot.org/node/19896 19896 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:30:02 +0000 UPDATE: Culvert replacement will close Route 129 in Chariton County Visitor (not verified) Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:30 Closure has been postponed to Wednesday, Aug. 5 KEYTESVILLE, Mo. – A culvert replacement which will close Route 129 just south of the Macon County line in Chariton County has been postponed by one day. Local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will now close Route 129 between Route DD and Harvestor Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the closure, motorist must use an alternate route. 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. Motorist are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. 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 Mon, 08/03/2020 - 09:25 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Expect Delays on Polk County Route U and Missouri Route 32 https://www.modot.org/node/19895 19895 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:25:01 +0000 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Expect Delays on Polk County Route U and Missouri Route 32 Visitor (not verified) Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:25 August 5-7 For Pavement Sealing What: Crews sealing pavement on state routes with a mixture of rock and oil When/Where: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday, August 5-7 – Polk County Route U between Missouri Route 13 and the end of state maintenance south of Bolivar 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday, August 5-7 – Missouri Route 32 between Missouri Route 13 and South 16th Road west of Fair Play Traffic Impacts: Drivers can expect one-lane traffic with flaggers and a pilot vehicle guiding them through the work zones. Drivers on side roads are encouraged to wait for the pilot vehicle before entering the state routes. Drivers may be stopped for up to 15 minutes Drivers are encouraged to avoid Route U and Route 32 if possible during the project Local residents will be able to get to driveway and entrances along the road  Additional info: A chip-seal is planned for this roads as an economical way to maintain and preserve the roadway. The treatments keep a road from deteriorating and extends its life.  (Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule) 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 Mon, 08/03/2020 - 09:23 MDC reopens Kansas City Regional Office in Lee's Summit https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-reopens-kansas-city-regional-office-lees-summit 326191 at https://mdc.mo.gov Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:53:41 +0000 Governor Parson releases report on the impact of military spending in Missouri https://ded.mo.gov/content/governor-parson-releases-report-impact-military-spending-missouri 10256 at https://ded.mo.gov Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:24:30 +0000 August 3, 2020Jefferson CityGovernor Mike Parson announced today that the military spends approximately $18.2 billion in Missouri, accounting for more than $29 billion in economic activity. The study found that military spending contributes $11 billion to Missouri workers, and supports more than 180,000 jobs or about 7% of the state’s workforce. The $29 billion in economic activity equals about 9% of Missouri’s Gross State Product (GSP), which is the monetary value of all the goods and services produced in the state. The impacts are based on the latest available federal data from FY 2018. Route F in Mississippi County Closed for Pavement Repairs https://www.modot.org/node/19893 19893 at https://www.modot.org Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:15:01 +0000 Route F in Mississippi County Closed for Pavement Repairs Visitor (not verified) Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:15 Route F 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 the Levee Road. Weather permitting, work will begin Wednesday, Aug. 5 through Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 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, 08/03/2020 - 07:11 MDC reopens Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-reopens-gorman-discovery-center-kansas-city 326190 at https://mdc.mo.gov Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:12:42 +0000