MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Mon, 15 Apr 2024 08:35:13 +0000 en-us PROJECT COMPLETE: Bridge replacement and intersection improvement project at MO-7 South over I-49 https://www.modot.org/node/45174 45174 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:50:01 +0000 PROJECT COMPLETE: Bridge replacement and intersection improvement project at MO-7 South over I-49 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 04/12/2024 - 16:50 CASS COUNTY – Crews completed work on the bridge replacement and intersection improvement project on MO-7 South (275th street) over I-49. This project was finished ahead of the original completion date scheduled for end of June 2024. Crews replaced the existing MO-7 South bridge over I-49 and re-configured the interchange. The bridge structure had reached the end of service life and needed to be replaced. The interchange is now configured into a split diverging diamond interchange to better accommodate existing and future traffic demands. Motorists may notice intermittent lane closures as crews finalize work on the project. 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 X, 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, 04/12/2024 - 11:47 Scheduled work on the shoulder at WB MO Route 350 and Westridge Rd., April 15-19 https://www.modot.org/node/45173 45173 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:30:01 +0000 Scheduled work on the shoulder at WB MO Route 350 and Westridge Rd., April 15-19 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 04/12/2024 - 15:30 JACKSON COUNTY – Crews will be performing work on the shoulder of westbound MO Route 350 and Westridge Rd., daily from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19. This work will not require a lane closure. 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 X, 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, 04/12/2024 - 10:26 Governor Parson Announces 23 Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-announces-23-appointments-various-boards-and-commissions 12186 at https://governor.mo.gov Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:04:13 +0000 Governor Parson Announces 23 Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions Dakota.Julian Fri, 04/12/2024 - 15:04 April 12, 2024 Jefferson City Today, Governor Mike Parson announced 23 appointments to various boards and commissions. Victoria Babb, of St. Peters, was appointed to the Missouri Community Service Commission. Ms. Babb currently serves as community resource director for Cunningham Recreation and runs the Play 4 ALL division. She previously served in the National Civilian Community Corps and Americorps St. Louis Partners. Ms. Babb is a board member of the St. Charles Community College Foundation and the Center for Autism Education. Ms. Babb holds a Bachelor of Arts in social science, economics, and public policy from Stephens College.Ann Marie Baker, of Springfield, was appointed to the State Highways and Transportation Commission.Ms. Baker currently serves as executive vice president of UMB Bank in Springfield. She is a member of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce as well as a past president and current board member of Junior League of Springfield. Ms. Baker holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in finance and banking from the University of Missouri–Columbia.Taylor Burks, of Hartsburg, was appointed to the Truman State University Board of Governors.Mr. Burks currently serves as director of strategic planning in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He previously served as president and general manager of ROST Inc., as director of the Missouri Division of Labor Standards, and as Boone County Clerk. Mr. Burks holds a Master of Accounting from Washington University in Saint Louis, a Master of Arts in administrative leadership from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Science in justice systems from Truman State University.Winston Calvert, of University City, was appointed to the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District. Mr. Calvert manages a private consulting firm providing solutions to the complex challenges business and nonprofit leaders face. He also serves as director of the Boy Scouts of America's Greater St. Louis Area Council and Heat Up St. Louis Inc. Mr. Calvert has worked as an attorney at Armstrong Teasdale LLP,  as chief executive officer of Community Impact Network, and as chief of staff to the St. Louis County Executive. Mr. Calvert holds a Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Music from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale.Dr. Maureen Clancy-May, of St. Louis, was appointed to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Governors. Dr. Clancy-May currently serves as state supervisor for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Quality Schools. She previously served as superintendent of the Bayless School District. Dr. Clancy-May holds a Ph.D. in education administration from Saint Louis University, a Master of Science in education administration from the University of Missouri–St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science in teaching exceptional children from Southeast Missouri State University.Ed Elder, of Kansas City, was appointed to the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners. Mr. Elder currently serves as president of Colliers in Kansas City. He previously served as treasurer for the Kansas City Missouri Police Foundation and is a board member of the Kansas City Area Development Council, University of Kansas Cancer Funding Partners, and United Way of Greater Kansas City. Mr. Elder holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Kansas State University.Dr. Tawni Ferrarini, of St. Charles, was appointed to the State Board of Education. Dr. Ferrarini currently serves as a professor of economic education at Lindenwood University.  She previously served as professor and director of economic education and entrepreneurship for Northern Michigan University. Dr. Ferrarini has been a member of the National Association of Economic Education since 2000 and has numerous peer reviewed publications. Dr. Ferrarini holds a Ph.D. in economics and a Master of Arts in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale.Reverend Darryl Gray, of St. Louis, was appointed to the Missouri Workforce Development Board. Reverend Gray currently serves as a pastor at Greater Fairfax Baptist Church and as a consultant at Gray and Gray Associates LLC. He further serves as a political advisor for the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition and as chair of the St. Louis Detention Facilities Oversight Board. Reverend Gray holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Benedict College and completed two years of study toward a Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies and a Masters of Science in divinity from McGill University. Rodney Hendricks, of Jerico Springs, was appointed to the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors. Mr. Hendricks currently owns and operates a cow-calf operation in Jerico Springs. He previously served as operations project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Stockton Lake management office. Mr. Hendricks holds a Bachelor of Science in fish and wildlife management from the University of Missouri–Columbia.Tracy Henke, of Chesterfield, was appointed to the Missouri Workforce Development Board. Ms. Henke currently serves as deputy executive director and COO of St. Louis Regional Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMICSTL). Her extensive career spans roles such as chief policy officer and president of Chamber/STL at Greater St. Louis Inc., legislative director for former U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, and various leadership positions within the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Henke holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Missouri–Columbia.Dr. Daniel Isom, of St. Louis, was appointed to the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District.Dr. Isom currently serves as a professor at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. He previously served as chief of police for the City of St. Louis from 1988-2013. Dr. Isom holds a Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and a Master of Arts in public administration from Saint Louis University. Lyda Krewson, of St. Louis, was appointed to the University of Missouri Board of Curators.Ms. Krewson previously served as mayor of the City of St. Louis from 2017-2021 and as an alderman for the City of St. Louis from 1997-2017. Ms. Krewson holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in education, psychology, and special education from Truman State University.Dudley McCarter, of Clayton, was appointed to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education.Mr. McCarter has served as a principal of Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. since 1992 and as a member of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education since 2019. Mr. McCarter also served in the United States Army Reserves from 1972 - 1980, receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of captain. He previously served as president of the Missouri Bar Association and is a current fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. McCarter further serves on Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital's Foundation Board. Mr. McCarter holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.Mattea Miller, of Springfield, was appointed as the student representative to the Missouri State University Board of Governors.Ms. Miller is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in communication, political science, and press politics. She has completed several internships with state and federal officials and organizations while pursuing her higher education degree. John Mitchell, of Kansas City, was appointed to the Public Service Commission. Mr. Mitchell served as a civil engineer at Burns and McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc., for 34 years before retiring in 2022. He served four years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Design Build Institute of America’s Mid America Region from 2018-2022. Mr. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.Jerel Poor II, of Bonne Terre, was appointed to the Administrative Hearing Commission.Mr. Poor currently serves as circuit judge for the 24th Judicial Circuit. He previously served as a technical assistant and attorney at JEDMED Instrument Company in St. Louis. Mr. Poor holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater and a Master of Business Administration from Lindenwood University and a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University.Dr. Thomas Prater, of Springfield, was appointed to the State Board of Education. Dr. Prater currently serves as a partner physician at Mattax, Neu, and Prater Eye Center in Springfield. He is a member of the Missouri State Medical Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He previously served on the Springfield City Council representing zone 2. Dr. Prater holds a Doctor of Medicine from Washington University’s School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Southern Methodist University.Senator Greg Razer, of Kansas City, was appointed to the State Tax Commission. Senator Razer currently serves as a Missouri State Senator for the 7th District. His previous service includes serving as a Missouri State Representative for the 25th House District and as deputy regional director for former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's northwestern Missouri office. Senator Razer holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Missouri–Columbia. Jeremy Schneider, of Atlanta, was appointed to the Missouri Ethics Commission. Mr. Schneider currently serves as director of aftermarket–sales for Sydenstricker Nobbe, also known as SN Partners, in Macon. He previously served as a territory manager for John Deere. Mr. Schneider holds a Bachelor of Science in agricultural systems management with a minor in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri–Columbia.Louise Secker, of Joplin, was appointed to the Missouri Community Service Commission. Ms. Secker currently serves as a realtor for the Carlin Team at Keller Williams Realty. She previously served as development director for Lafayette House in Joplin. Ms. Secker is a board member of the Joplin Regional Community Foundation and the Jasper County Court Appointed Special Advocates. Ms. Secker holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science from Westminster College.Katie Sinquefield, of Columbia, was appointed to the Public Defenders Commission. Ms. Sinquefield currently serves as a board member of the Weldon Project, the Show-Me Defenders board, and the Advisory Board for the Show-Me Institute. She previously served on the Alumni Advisory Board for the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri–Columbia. Ms. Sinquefield holds a Bachelor of Arts in public administration and policy and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Missouri–Columbia.Whitney Smith, of Des Peres, was appointed to the Missouri Ethics Commission. Ms. Smith served 11 years with the Boeing Company in St. Louis. She holds a Master of Arts in Russian studies from the European University and a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Miami University.Amy Westermann, of Walnut Grove, was appointed to the Administrative Hearing Commission. Ms. Westermann currently serves as chief counsel for the State Tax Commission of Missouri. She previously served as in-house counsel and litigation and policy manager for the St. Louis County Assessor’s Office. Ms. Westermann holds a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in communications and public relations from Maryville University.  Subsurface borings in preparation for Improve I-70 project https://www.modot.org/node/45172 45172 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:00:02 +0000 Subsurface borings in preparation for Improve I-70 project Visitor (not verified) Fri, 04/12/2024 - 15:00 Expect lane closures on U.S. Route 63 and I-70 in Columbia Project Improve I-70: Columbia to Kingdom City BOONE COUNTY – Contractors with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be performing subsurface boring operations in both directions on sections of Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 63 beginning on Wednesday, April 17.  This work will require the following intermittent closures of a single lane: Crews will reduce northbound and southbound Route 63 to ONE LANE in each direction between approximately Broadway and I-70 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily beginning on Wednesday, April 17, through Monday, April 22. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction at all times. Crews will have nightly intermittent lane closures along both eastbound and westbound I-70 at approximately mile marker 129.6, just east of Route 63 in Columbia from 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. each evening beginning on Monday, April 22, through Friday, April 26. One lane of traffic will be open in each direction at all times. This work is part of the design process ahead of construction on Improve I-70: Columbia to Kingdom City, the first project in MoDOT’s Statewide Improve I-70 Program. Borings allow for a detailed examination of the subsurface conditions related to bridge piling or drilled shafts. By studying the samples obtained in the borings, the designers can make informed decisions on design and material elements for the engineering plans to expand I-70 to three lanes in each direction. Construction of this first section of I-70 between Columbia and Kingdom City is scheduled to begin in summer 2024 with an anticipated completion in late 2027. Improve I-70: Columbia to Kingdom City includes new concrete pavement on all three lanes of I-70 in each direction for the 20-mile section between Columbia and Kingdom City and improved interchange designs at the U.S. 63 and U.S. 54 interchanges at I-70. Additionally, the first awarded contract proposal includes: Improvements at the U.S. 63 and I-70 interchange: Two new direct connection ramps (northbound U.S. 63 to westbound I-70 and eastbound I-70 to southbound U.S. 63) Four new roundabouts Improvements at the U.S. 54 and I-70 interchange with two new bridges and a new and improved interchange. Missouri’s FY2024 budget from the General Assembly signed into law by Governor Parson provides $2.8 billion in General Revenue for the costs to build a third lane of I-70 across the state. The program will plan, design, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, and add a third lane in each direction on nearly 200 miles of I-70, from Blue Springs to Wentzville. For more information on the Improve I-70 Program, visit www.modot.org/improvei70. For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org. To receive the latest statewide news and text alerts, signup for e-updates.  #ImproveI70  Follow MoDOT: Facebook | X (Twitter) | Instagram | YouTube Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 04/12/2024 - 09:59 Upcoming closures for Buck O'Neil Bridge work, April 15 https://www.modot.org/node/45171 45171 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:20:01 +0000 Upcoming closures for Buck O'Neil Bridge work, April 15 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 04/12/2024 - 14:20 JACKSON AND CLAY COUNTIES – Crews with the Buck O’Neil Bridge project will make the following closures and traffic pattern changes.  Monday, April 15 Crews will close the left lane on EB I-70 from Beardsley Rd. to Broadway Blvd. from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Crews will close the left lane on WB I-70 from Broadway Blvd. to Beardsley Rd. to from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Crews will close the right lane on NB I-35 at 12th Street from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. * Please note the ramps the following ramps will have intermittent closures through April 2024. Ramp from Beardsley Rd. to WB I-70 Ramp from 5th Street to WB I-70 Ramp from Beardsley Rd to 6th Street RAMP CLOSURE: NOW through May 31 The ramp from eastbound I-70 to southbound I-35 will be closed for repair and rehabilitation as part of the Buck O'Neil Bridge project. The current Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 169 over the Missouri River and serves as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected service life.  #BuckBridge 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 X, 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, 04/12/2024 - 09:18 Governor Parson Appoints Two New Members to the State Board of Education https://dese.mo.gov/governor-parson-appoints-two-new-members-state-board-education 30741 at https://dese.mo.gov Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:17:34 +0000 Governor Parson Appoints Two New Members to the State Board of Education Mrs. Hannah Mote Fri, 04/12/2024 - 14:17 Read more about Governor Parson Appoints Two New Members to the State Board of Education Today, Governor Michael L. Parson appointed two new members to the State Board of Education (State Board), Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Ph.D. (St. Charles), and Thomas G. Prater, M.D. (Springfield). Dr. Ferrarini and Dr. Prater are now subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate in the coming weeks.“Tawni and Tom are clearly engaged in the education community and committed to serving others, so we look forward to welcoming them to the State Board and working with them to serve students, educators, and schools statewide,” said Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. Planned Road Work for Mid-Missouri https://www.modot.org/node/45170 45170 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:00:01 +0000 Planned Road Work for Mid-Missouri Visitor (not verified) Fri, 04/12/2024 - 14:00 April 15 - 21, 2024 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work planned in the mid-Missouri area April 15 - 21. Weather conditions may postpone scheduled work. Many projects will include lane closures which could cause delays.    All Counties  Moving operations such as brush cutting and pavement repair continue in various locations. Motorists should travel with care and be alert for slow-moving equipment.      Boone County  Route N – Roadside work planned April 18 from Hickory Street to Missouri Route 89. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route FF – Resurfacing project from Route Z to the city limits of Mexico (Audrain County). One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled to continue through the end of April 2024.  Interstate 70 – Bridge construction continues for the new Rocheport Bridge near mile marker 115. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2024.      Callaway County  Route OO – Upgrades to pedestrian facilities planned April 15 - 19 in the city of Holts Summit. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones.    Eastbound U.S. Route 54 – Widening continues on eastbound U.S. Route 54 from the Missouri River Bridge to the U.S. Route 63 interchange. Work is on the shoulder behind a temporary barrier. A 10-foot width restriction is in place. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024.   Missouri Route 94 – Shoulder work continues from the U.S. Route 54 interchange to Wehmeyer Drive. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024.   Route W over U.S. Route 54 – Bridge rehabilitation begins April 8. The overpass bridge is CLOSED to all traffic. A signed detour is in place for motorists. The project is scheduled for completion in June 2024.       Route H – Bridge rehabilitation begins April 8. One lane will remain open and temporary traffic signals will guide motorists through the work zone. A 17-foot width restriction is in place. The project is scheduled for completion in July 2024.  Camden County  Routes O and EE – Pavement repair planned April 15 - 18. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.    Cole County  Route N – Pavement repair planned April 15 - 18 for the entire route. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route J – Culvert replacement planned April 17. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.   Cooper County  I-70 – Pavement repair planned April 17 - 18 in the eastbound driving lane underneath the Missouri Route 179 overpass. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route HH – Bridge replacement project continues at the Brush Creek Bridge. The road is CLOSED to all traffic. Motorists need to seek an alternate route. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.  I-70 – Bridge construction continues for the new Rocheport Bridge near mile marker 115. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2024.      Crawford County  I-44 – Eastbound on- and off-ramps at Route UU (Exit 210) CLOSED from 7 p.m. April 15 through 6 a.m. April 16 for pavement repair on eastbound I-44. Motorist need to seek an alternate route.  Missouri Route 19 – Pavement repair continues April 15 - 18 from Winn Road to the city limits of Cuba. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route 19 – Shoulder work continues April 15 - 18 from Grand Road to McCormick Road. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route 8 – Shoulder work continues April 15 - 18 from Butts Road to Route Y. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route M – Shoulder work continues April 15 - 18 from Route 8 to Route YY. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route VV – Shoulder work continues April 15 - 18 from Route M to Route 19. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  I-44 – Westbound on- and off-ramps at Route UU (Exit 210) CLOSED from 7 p.m. April 16 through 6 a.m. April 16 for pavement repair on westbound I-44. Motorist need to seek an alternate route.  I-44 – Eastbound on- and off-ramps at Route H (Exit 214) CLOSED from 7 p.m. April 17 through 6 a.m. April 16 for pavement repair on eastbound I-44. Motorist need to seek an alternate route.  I-44 – Pavement repair continues from just west of Cuba to the Franklin County line. One lane will remain open. The project, which includes resurfacing, is scheduled for completion in July 2024.      Dent County      Route JJ – Culvert replacement planned April 15 at County Road 3290. One lane will remain open in each direction, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.   Missouri Route 32 – Roadside work planned April 16 at County Road 5170. One lane will remain open in each direction, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.   Gasconade County  Route U – Pavement repair planned April 15 - 18 for the entire route. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route EE – Road resurfacing scheduled to begin April 15 from Missouri Route 28 in Owensville to Route F. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-May 2024.  Route 19 – Upgrades to pedestrian facilities continue in the city of Hermann. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024  Missouri Route 100 – Road resurfacing continues from U.S. Route 50 in Linn (Osage County) to Route N. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024.  Missouri Route 28 – Road resurfacing continues from U.S. Route 50 in the city of Rosebud to Route EE in Owensville. One lane will remain open, and flaggers with a pilot car will direct motorists through the work zone. Work will be conducted at night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.  Route 28 – Road resurfacing continues from Route EE in Owensville to U.S. Route 63 (Maries County). One lane will remain open, and flaggers with a pilot car will direct motorists through the work zone. Work will be conducted during the day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.   Howard County   Route E – Pavement repair planned April 15 - 18 from Missouri Route 87 to County Road 220. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route Z – Pavement repair planned April 15 - 18 from Route J to Route 87. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route AA – Pavement repair planned April 15 - 18 from Route 87 to Route E. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Missouri Route 3 and Route V – Upgrades to pedestrian facilities continue in the city of Mexico. One lane will remain open in each direction, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.    Missouri Route 5 – Upgrades to pedestrian facilities continue in the city of Fayette. One lane will remain open in each direction, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.    Laclede County  Route J – Pavement repair planned April 15 from Route 5 to Parks Creek. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route J – Pavement repair planned April 16 from Nixon Drive to Mallard Drive. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route J – Pavement repair planned April 17 from Mallard Drive to I-44. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  I-44 – Bridge maintenance continues eastbound at the Gasconade River Bridge near mile marker 143. The majority of work is taking place under the bridge with little impact to traffic. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.  Routes F and BB – Culvert pipe extension continues. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.        Maries County   Route 28 – Pavement repairs planned April 15 - 18 from Route EE in Belle to the Pulaski County line. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones.   Missouri Route 133 – Pavement repairs and roadside work planned April 15 – 18 from Route C to Missouri Route 52. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route U – Pavement repair planned April 15 - 18 for the entire route. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route AA – Culvert replacement and pavement repair planned April 15 – 18. All lanes will be CLOSED in various locations between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Motorists will need to seek an alternative route.  Route 28 – Road resurfacing continues from Route EE in Owensville (Gasconade County) to U.S. Route 63. One lane will remain open, and flaggers with a pilot car will direct motorists through the work zone. Work will be conducted during the day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.   Route BB – Road resurfacing continues. One lane will remain open in each direction, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.   Route 133 – Road resurfacing continues from U.S. Route 63 (Osage County) to Missouri Route 17 (Pulaski County). One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024.  Route C – Bridge deck replacement continues at the Peavine Creek Bridge. The road is CLOSED to all traffic.  Motorists need to use an alternate route. The project is scheduled for completion in June 2024.       Miller County  Routes F, HH, and JJ – Pavement repair planned April 15 - 18. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones.  Route BB – Road resurfacing continues. One lane will remain open in each direction, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.   Moniteau County  Route N – Pavement repair planned April 15 - 18 for the entire route. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route A – Pavement repair planned April 16 - 18 for the entire route. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route 87 – Upgrades to pedestrian facilities in the city of California planned April 15 - 19. One lane will remain open in each direction, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones.      Osage County       U.S. Route 50 – Roadside work planned April 15 - 18 from Hickory Street to Missouri Route 89. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Old Route 50 – Road resurfacing continues from the North Outer Road to Route A. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.  Route 28 – Road resurfacing continues from Route EE in Owensville (Gasconade County) to U.S. Route 63 (Maries County). One lane will remain open, and flaggers with a pilot car will direct motorists through the work zone. Work will be conducted during the day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.   Route A – Road resurfacing continues. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.   Route 100 – Road resurfacing continues from U.S. Route 50 in Linn to Route N (Gasconade County). One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024.  Route 133 – Road resurfacing continues from U.S. Route 63 to Route 17 (Pulaski County). One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024.  Route EE – Road resurfacing continues. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024.   Routes E and U – Roadside work continues. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones. The project is scheduled for completion in June 2024.  Phelps County       Routes T and P – Roadside work planned April 15 - 18. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones.   St. James Boulevard – Roadside work planned April 15 - 19 from Missouri Route 68 to the end of state maintenance. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  I-44 – Road resurfacing and reconstruction continues from Exit 186 in Rolla to Exit 195 in St. James. Expect around-the-clock lane closures from U.S. Route 63 to Missouri Route 68. An 11-foot width restriction is in place. The project is scheduled for completion in late fall 2024.         Pulaski County   Route 133 – Pavement repairs planned April 15 from Route C to Burlington Road. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Missouri Route 17 – Pavement repairs planned April 16 from Old Route 66 to Route 133. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  Route 17 – Pavement repairs planned April 17 - 18 from Route 133 to Route K. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone.  I-44 – Bridge rehabilitation continues at the Roubidoux Creek Bridge near mile marker 158.4 and the Big Piney River Bridge near mile marker 165.8. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2024.  Route 133 – Road resurfacing continues from U.S. Route 63 (Osage County) to Route 17. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024.  Washington County  Route C – Pavement repairs planned April 15 - 18 from Missouri Route 21 to Route Z. One lane will remain open, and crews will flag traffic through the work zones.   Route A – Bridge replacement continues at the Cyclone Hollow Bridge. The road is CLOSED to all traffic and motorists will need to use an alternate route. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024.   MoDOT reminds motorists to buckle up, slow down, follow posted signs, and drive safely through work areas. For more information about a project, please contact MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map. You can also follow MoDOT’s Central Missouri District on Twitter and Facebook at https://twitter.com/MoDOT_Central and MoDOT Central Missouri District.        ###      Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 04/12/2024 - 08:53 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound I-44-to-Northbound U.S. Route 65 Nighttime Ramp Closure https://www.modot.org/node/45169 45169 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:50:02 +0000 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound I-44-to-Northbound U.S. Route 65 Nighttime Ramp Closure regan.mitchell Fri, 04/12/2024 - 13:50 In Springfield April 15 & 16 Where: Westbound I-44-to-Northbound U.S. Route 65 nighttime ramp Closure in Springfield When: 2-6 a.m. Monday, April 15 & Tuesday, April 16 What: Contractor crews to repair the pavement Traffic Impacts: Westbound I-44-to-Northbound U.S. Route 65 nighttime ramp Closure in Springfield I-44 and Route 65 are OPEN Crews and equipment close to traffic in areas Electronic message boards located near the planned road work will alert drivers to any changes in the work schedule Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts 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 | X | Instagram |YouTube Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down Districts Involved Southwest Published On Fri, 04/12/2024 - 08:49 Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, April 15-21 https://www.modot.org/node/45168 45168 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:50:02 +0000 Planned Roadwork for Northwest Missouri, April 15-21 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 04/12/2024 - 13:50 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 April 8-14. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There also may 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 59 – Resurfacing project from Business U.S. 71 to Country Club Road through mid-April (Contractor: Herzog Contracting Corp.). Atchison County Route 46 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Little Tarkio Creek east of Fairfax, through May 2024. (Contractor: North Central Bridge, LLC) https://www.modot.org/missouri-route-111-missouri-route-46-and-route-yy-bridge-replacement-atchison-and-gentry. Interstate 29 – Pothole patching from the Iowa state line to the Holt County line, April 15-19. U.S. Route 136 – Pothole patching from the Nodaway County line to the Nebraska state line, April 16-18. Buchanan County U.S. Route 169 – Resurfacing project from Route FF in Buchanan County to the Clinton/Clay County line through August 2024 (Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons). Route 752  – Resurfacing project from 22nd Street to U.S. Route 59 through mid-April (Contractor: Herzog Contracting Corp.). Route AC – Intersection and ADA improvements at Messanie Street through mid-May (Contractor: Herzog Contracting Corp.). Caldwell County Route 13 – CLOSED from Far West Drive to Kingston for a resurfacing project from the south city limits of Hamilton to just north of Route HH in Kingston through mid-June. (Contractor: Phillips Hardy, Inc.) https://www.modot.org/13-pavement-resurfacing-caldwell-and-daviess. Chariton County Route 11 – Pothole patching from Route E to U.S. Route 24, April 15-19. Route C – CLOSED for a culvert replacement project from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the following locations and dates: April 15 – Hurricane Branch Avenue to St. Joseph Avenue. April 16-17 – St. Joseph Avenue to Siloam Avenue. April 18 – Siloam Avenue to Route F. Route KK – CLOSED for surveying at the bridge over the Little Chariton River, April 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Route HH – CLOSED at the Bee Creek Bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project through mid-July. (Contractor: Capital Paving and Construction, LLC). https://www.modot.org/northwest-missouri-design-build-bridge-bundle. Route 5 – Resurfacing project from U.S. Route 24 to Route KK through May. Clinton County Route H – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project from NE Estep Road to U.S. Route 69 through November 2024. (Contractor: Phillips Hardy, Inc.) https://www.modot.org/route-h-bridge-replacement-clinton. U.S. Route 169 – Resurfacing project from the Clinton/Clay County line to Route FF in Buchanan County through August 2024 (Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons). I-35 – Concrete replacement southbound from mile marker 45 to mile marker 42, April 8-12. The road will be narrowed to one lane around-the-clock with a 12-foot width restriction. DeKalb County Route E – CLOSED daily in 2-mile sections for a resurfacing project from Route A to U.S. Route 69, April 8-14 (Herzog Contracting Corp.). Route D – CLOSED daily in 2-mile sections for a resurfacing project from Route 6 to Pleasant Road, April 8-14 (Herzog Contracting Corp.). U.S. Route 36 – Concrete replacement eastbound at the Osborn junction, April 15-16. The road will be narrowed to one lane around-the-clock.  U.S. Route 36 – Concrete replacement eastbound at the Reservoir Road, April 16-18. The road will be narrowed to one lane around-the-clock. Gentry County Route YY – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Bear Creek Bridge through April 2024. (Contractor: Gene Haile Excavating, Inc.) https://www.modot.org/atchison-and-gentry-counties-bridge-replacements. Route DD – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Route C to County Road 600, April 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. U.S. Route 169 – Drainage work southbound at 280th Street, April 15. Harrison County I-35 – pavement repair north and southbound from Eagleville to Bethany, April 15-19. Linn County U.S. Route 36 – Bridge maintenance at the Muddy Creek Bridge, April 15-18, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. The bridge will be down to one lane with a 12 foot width restriction during working hours. Livingston County Route D – CLOSED until further notice at the Rattlesnake Creek Bridge due to deterioration. This bridge is included for replacement in the Northwest Bridge Bundle. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin April 22. https://www.modot.org/northwest-missouri-design-build-bridge-bundle. Route D – Sidewalk improvements in Ludlow through April. (Contractor: BRS Construction, LLC). https://www.modot.org/route-b-route-d-and-route-k-sidewalkada-improvements-livingston. U.S. Route 36 – Resurfacing and pavement improvement project from the Coon Creek bridge in Chillicothe to the Caldwell County line through June. One lane may be closed in either direction around-the-clock. A 15-foot width restriction will be in place with a 10-foot width restriction under the U.S.Route 65 bridge and the Kansas City Sub railroad bridge in Chillicothe (Contractor: Magruder Paving, LLC). Mercer County Route W – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Bison Place to Arizona Street, April 16, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Route E – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from U.S. Route 65 to Route Y, April 17, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nodaway County Route NN – CLOSED around-the-clock for bridge maintenance from Panther Road to Orion Road, April 15-19. Worth County U.S. Route 169 – Resurfacing and slide repair project from the Iowa State line to just north of Route 46 through July 2024 (Contractor: Herzog Contracting Corp.).   --- ### Traveler Information Map http://traveler.modot.org Districts Involved Northwest Published On Fri, 04/12/2024 - 08:49 Upcoming Planned Roadwork for Northeast Missouri, April 15 - April 26 https://www.modot.org/node/45167 45167 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:30:01 +0000 Upcoming Planned Roadwork for Northeast Missouri, April 15 - April 26 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 04/12/2024 - 13:30 HANNIBAL – The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks. 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. Adair County Missouri Route 11 – April 16, LANE RESTRICTION for seal coating operations from Beechwood Trail to Impala Trail between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Audrain County Missouri Route 151 – April 25, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 116 to CR 128 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Knox County Missouri Route 6 – April 22, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.5 mile before the North Fork South Fabius River bridge to just after the North Fork South Fabius bridge between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working. Route K – April 23 – 24, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Route EE to Eagle Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. Route K – April 25, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Elk Road to Elkhart Place between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Route V – April 15, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Colony Woods Place to Route V Spur between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Route V – April 16, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route V Spur to Emma Place between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Lincoln County Route P – April 18, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Cross Road to Old Dameron Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Macon County Missouri Route 3 – April 16, LANE RESTRICTION for seal coating operations from Chariton Street to Front Street between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working. Route F – April 16, LANE RESTRICTION for seal coating operations from 1.0 mile north of Denver Place to Desoto Place between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working. Route M – April 16, CLOSED for seal coating operations from 2.5 miles east of U.S. Route 63 to 3.0 miles east of U.S. Route 63 between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Route Z – April 17 - 18, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Cannon Street to Arizona Street between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. Route AA – April 17 - 18, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route K to National Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. Route AA – April 19, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from National Avenue to Nickle Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Route DD – April 16, CLOSED for seal coating operations from 3.0 miles east of U.S. Route 63 to 3.5 miles east of U.S. Route 63 between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Route PP – April 16, CLOSED for seal coating operations from 3.5 miles east of U.S. Route 63 to 4.0 miles east of U.S. Route 63 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Route UU – April 16, CLOSED for seal coating operations from Old Highway 36 to Clarence Street 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Marion County U.S. Route 36 – April 17, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 61 to Harrison Hill in Hannibal between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working. U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – April 23, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route U to Route J between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monroe County Route U – April 16, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 477 to CR 469 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. Route U – April 17, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 469 to CR 463 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. Route U – April 23, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 455 to CR 465 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. Route U – April 24 - 25, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 436 to CR 450 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. Montgomery County Route K – April 22 - 25, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route P between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. Pike County Route W – April 16, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 220 to 0.50 mile south of CR 220 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Randolph County U.S. Route 63 (Southbound) – April 15, LANE RESTRICTION for seal coating operations from 1.0 mile south of U.S. Route 24 to 1.5 miles south of U.S. Route 24 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Route Z – April 16, LANE RESTRICTION for seal coating operations from 1.0 mile west of Route C to 1.5 miles west of Route C between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Schuyler County Route H – April 16, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Goober Run Road to Lick Skillet Drive between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Route V – April 17, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route D to Hilliard Avenue between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Route W – April 22 - 23, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Wabash Street to Hoot Owl Ridge between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Scotland County Route A – April 17, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 161 to CR 155 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Route A - April 18, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 108 to CR 116 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Route A – April 19, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from State Street to Arcade Street between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Route H - April 23, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 460 to CR 470 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Route H - April 24, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 708 to Route N between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Route H - April 25, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 716 to CR 803 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Route EE - April 26, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 817 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Route RA - April 22, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route U to CR 116 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Shelby County Route KK – April 15 - 16, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 201 to CR 207 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. Warren County I-70 (Westbound) – April 15 – 16, LANE RESTRICTION will be in place on westbound I-70 in Warren County beginning at the Missouri Route 47/I-70 interchange for surveying work, extending approximately 3,900 feet beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15th through 6:00 a.m. on April 16th. I-70 (Westbound) – April 15 – 16, LANE RESTRICTION will be in place on westbound I-70 in Warren County, approximately one-half mile east of Wright City interchange for surveying work, beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15th through 6:00 a.m. on April 16th. Missouri Route 94 – April 15 – 16, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Massas Creek Road to Route B between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. Work Zone Awareness Week is April 15 – 19.  Work with us in the work zone!  Please remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel.  With an increased number of highway work zones in Missouri, we urge all drivers to pay attention every second while driving, especially through a work zone.  Be informed of your route by checking the MoDOT Traveler Information Map before you leave to see if you will encounter any work zones. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 04/12/2024 - 08:22 Kansas City area maintenance work, April 15-19 https://www.modot.org/node/45166 45166 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:30:01 +0000 Kansas City area maintenance work, April 15-19 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 04/12/2024 - 13:30 LEE’S SUMMIT, MO – The Missouri Department of Transportation will be performing maintenance work throughout the Kansas City region from April 15-19. All work is weather permitting. JACKSON COUNTY Interstate 70 EB over US Highway 40: left lane closed on Mon. April 15, from approximately 8am until 4:30pm, for bridge deck repair. JOHNSON COUNTY US Highway 50 WB between NE 601 Rd and Blackwater River: right lane closed on Wed., April 17 through Fri., April 19, from approximately 7am to 4pm daily, for shoulder repair work. LAFAYETTE COUNTY Route FF at Missouri Highway 131: full closure for culvert replacement work April 15, from approximately 8am until 4pm, between MO-131 and Meadow Lane April 16 and Wed., April 17, from approximately 8am until 4pm, between MO-131 and Greenton Rd. I-70 EB west of Concordia: right lane closure for pavement repair operations April 16, from approximately 7am until 4pm, between mile markers 53.8 and 55.4 April 17, from approximately 7am until 4pm, between mile markers 56.8 and 57.4 Missouri Highway 213 at various locations: flagging operations on Thu., April 18, from approximately 7am until 4pm for patching work. 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 X, 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 Fri, 04/12/2024 - 08:23 Route A in Perry County Reduced for Roadside Improvments https://www.modot.org/node/45165 45165 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:10:01 +0000 Route A in Perry County Reduced for Roadside Improvments Visitor (not verified) Fri, 04/12/2024 - 13:10 SIKESTON―Route A in Perry County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews trim the trees along the roadside.  This section of roadway is located from Frohna west city limits to U.S. Route 61.  Weather permitting, work will take place Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  The work zone will be marked with signs and flaggers will be present. 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 Fri, 04/12/2024 - 08:01 Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-announces-three-judicial-appointments-3 12181 at https://governor.mo.gov Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:01:07 +0000 Governor Parson Announces Three Judicial Appointments johnathan.shiflett Fri, 04/12/2024 - 12:01 April 12, 2024 Today, Governor Mike Parson announced judicial appointments to the 21st, 22nd, and 33rd Judicial Circuits.  Jefferson City Today, Governor Mike Parson announced judicial appointments to the 21st, 22nd, and 33rd Judicial Circuits. Chastidy R. Dillon-Amelung, of Creve Coeur, was appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit. Ms. Dillon-Amelung currently serves as a traffic court commissioner for the 21st Judicial Circuit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, law, and rhetoric from Stephens College, a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri–Columbia, and a Master of Laws in taxation from Washington University in St. Louis. She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Matthew H. Hearne as Circuit Judge. The Honorable David A. Roither, of St. Louis, was appointed as Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. Judge Roither currently serves as an associate circuit judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. He holds Bachelors of Arts in philosophy and political science from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and a Juris Doctor from St. Louis University. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Steven R. Ohmer.Amanda L. Oesch, of Scott City, was appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for Scott County in the 33rd Judicial Circuit.Ms. Oesch is currently an assistant prosecuting attorney in Scott County and the owner of the Law Office of Amanda L. Oesch. She holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Missouri State University and a Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University. She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Robert Z. Horack as Circuit Judge. Governor Parson Elevates Acting Director Michelle Hataway to Full Status Director https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-elevates-acting-director-michelle-hataway-full-status 12176 at https://governor.mo.gov Fri, 12 Apr 2024 11:12:54 +0000 Governor Parson Elevates Acting Director Michelle Hataway to Full Status Director johnathan.shiflett Fri, 04/12/2024 - 11:12 April 12, 2024 Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that he is naming Michelle Hataway as full status Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). Hataway had been serving as DED Acting Director since June 2023.  Jefferson City Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that he is naming Michelle Hataway as full status Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). Hataway had been serving as DED Acting Director since June 2023. "Director Hataway has been a fantastic addition to our team, and we've greatly enjoyed having her leadership and experience among our Cabinet," Governor Parson said. "From main street businesses to billion dollar corporations, no project is too big or too small for Michelle or her team when it comes to growing Missouri's economy and creating jobs. She meets every opportunity with a welcoming spirit and Missouri grit to help secure an even brighter future for all Missourians. We congratulate Michelle and look forward to all the great things she'll continue to achieve on behalf of our state." “I’m honored by the trust Governor Parson has placed in me to continue leading our excellent team and helping Missourians prosper,” DED Director Hataway said. “Economic development takes collaboration, and we’re fortunate in Missouri to have a wide range of supportive partners across the public and private sectors. I look forward to continuing our work together while leading DED’s initiatives to strengthen businesses, communities, and our economy as a whole.”In her more than eight years with DED, Hataway has served as regional manager, deputy director, and director of the Division of Regional Engagement. More recently, she served as deputy director of DED before being elevated to acting director on June 16, 2023. Prior to joining DED, Hataway held positions with her family’s 90-year-old business and at Netflix.Hataway earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in communication studies from the University of Alabama.  Governor Parson Announces Lt. Governor Kehoe to Travel to Texas to Receive Update on Missouri's Southern Border Deployment https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-announces-lt-governor-kehoe-travel-texas-receive-update 12171 at https://governor.mo.gov Thu, 11 Apr 2024 14:12:18 +0000 Governor Parson Announces Lt. Governor Kehoe to Travel to Texas to Receive Update on Missouri's Southern Border Deployment johnathan.shiflett Thu, 04/11/2024 - 14:12 April 11, 2024 Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe will travel to McAllen, Texas, on Saturday, April 13, to meet with Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) troopers, receive an in-person update on Operation Lone Star, and assess Missouri's ongoing MSHP deployment to the Southern Border. Lt. Governor Kehoe will be joined by Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Sandy Karsten and MSHP Colonel Eric Olson. Jefferson City Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe will travel to McAllen, Texas, on Saturday, April 13, to meet with Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) troopers, receive an in-person update on Operation Lone Star, and assess Missouri's ongoing MSHP deployment to the Southern Border. Lt. Governor Kehoe will be joined by Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Sandy Karsten and MSHP Colonel Eric Olson.Governor Parson will visit Missouri National Guard members deployed to the Southern Border in support of Operation Lone Star on May 8, 2024, near Eagle Pass, Texas. More information will be provided prior to the trip. "With millions of illegal immigrants and millions more lethal doses of fentanyl pouring into our nation across the Southern Border, Missouri is proud to stand with Texas as President Biden and the federal government fail to protect our communities," Governor Parson said. "We know Lt. Governor Kehoe shares our concerns and joins the vast majority of Missourians in demanding a secure Southern Border. We thank him for being a leader on this issue and for offering his assistance in going to Texas to assess current operations and learn how Missouri's MSHP resources can continue to help secure our Southern Border moving forward." “Missourians are incredibly proud of the MSHP troopers and Missouri National Guard soldiers who are supporting the State of Texas during this crisis,” Lt. Governor Kehoe said. “Until the Southern Border is secure, every state is a border state. I appreciate Governor Parson for stepping in where President Biden has failed and deploying Missouri’s resources to assist Governor Abbott in this mission."Missouri's Southern Border Operations to Date:On February 20, 2024, Governor Parson issued Executive Order 24-03 activating up to 200 MONG members and 22 MSHP troopers to support Operation Lone Star on the Sothern Border. A force of 11 Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) troopers has been supporting the Texas Department of Public Safety on the Southern Border since March 1, 2024. Missouri National Guard (MONG) members, totaling 48 soldiers, began supporting border security efforts on March 14 after receiving official orders on March 11. Missouri State Highway Patrol Border Deployment:On March 1, 2024, 11 MSHP troopers traveled to southern Texas to assist the Texas DPS in providing law enforcement services in the area of the U.S. border. The team briefed at the Texas DPS South Region Office (3) in Weslaco, Texas, on March 3 and reported to its first assigned shift on March 4. This team continued to serve in the border area until March 30, 2024.On March 30, 2024, a second contingent of 11 Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) troopers traveled to southern Texas to assist Texas DPS in providing law enforcement services in the area of the U.S. border.  The team briefed at the Texas DPS South Region Office (3) in Weslaco, Texas, on April 1 and reported to its first assigned shifts on April 2. From March 3 through April 9, MSHP troopers assisting Texas DPS troopers in the area of the U.S. border provided assistance with the following incidents/encounters:  Traffic Stops – 1180         Undocumented Migrants – 447Undocumented Migrant Turn-Backs – 45Impaired Driver and Drug Arrests – 54     Other Law Enforcement Assists – 80Currently, troopers from eight of the MSHP's nine troops are serving in Texas.  Missouri troopers assigned to the detail work 12-hour shifts, with each working shifts alongside a Texas DPS trooper. This allows for officer safety and operational efficiency. Routine calls for service include general law enforcement calls, traffic stops, response to alarms and camera activations, and assisting with warrant arrests. Officers routinely intercept undocumented migrants on foot and in vehicles and observe them until U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers respond to take custody. At times, officers encounter undocumented migrants who turn and cross back over the border before interception.Missouri National Guard:Since March 15, soldiers from the 138th Infantry Regiment, 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade have been serving side by side with soldiers from the Texas Army National Guard. Missouri Soldiers were assigned to maintain 24-hour security surveillance operations, with each soldier working shifts alongside Texas Guardsmen. This allows for soldier safety and operational efficiency. Routine calls for service include detection of undocumented migrants coming across the border, helping turn back undocumented migrants to Mexico, and assisting with surrenders. Soldiers routinely intercept undocumented migrants on foot and in vehicles and observe them until U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers respond to take custody and process. Missouri soldiers have joined the Texas Army National Guard to conduct security patrols within their assigned area of operations on the Rio Grande River.In addition to their surveillance operation duties, Missouri soldiers assisting Texas Army National Guard members in the area of the U.S. border have provided assistance with the following encounters:Undocumented Migrant Surrenders - 624Undocumented Migrant Detections & Turn Backs - 68Photos from both the MONG and MSHP deployments can be found below:  MSHP 4.jpgMONG 5.jpgMONG 3.jpgMSHP 2.jpgMSHP 3.jpgMONG 7.jpgMONG 1.jpgMONG 6.jpgMONG 4.jpgMSHP 1.jpgMONG 2.jpgMONG 8.jpg