MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Fri, 29 May 2020 14:11:32 +0000 en-us Update for Week of June 1 - Route 160 Widening Willard to Springfield https://www.modot.org/node/19000 19000 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 29 May 2020 08:00:01 +0000 Update for Week of June 1 - Route 160 Widening Willard to Springfield Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2020 - 09:00 Project Route 160 Widening Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes in various locations along Route 160 between Springfield and Willard Increased construction activity expected throughout the week due to drier working conditions  Work Scheduled:   Blasting and moving rock/dirt in areas near Hunt Road/Farm Road 103  Grading rock and dirt for new intersections between I-44 and Jackson Street in Willard Grading and laying base rock for new highway lanes on south end of project Installing storm drain pipes in areas Installing electrical components for future street lights and traffic signals in areas Relocating gas line near Route 160/Farm Road 103 intersection  Traffic Impacts:   DELAYS EXPECTED: One-lane traffic on Route 160 near Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 to allow equipment to cross the road TRAFFIC STOPS for rock blasting:   Route 160 traffic stopped for up to 15 minutes between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Traffic also may be stopped on nearby county farm roads Flaggers will stop traffic TRAFFIC SHIFT on Route 160 at Hunt Road: Traffic shifted to the west Northbound-to-westbound turn lane shortened Crews and equipment close to traffic on east side of Route 160 Equipment crossing county farm roads at times. Short-term traffic stops by flaggers to allow equipment to cross the road. Crews and equipment close to traffic Crews may work Saturdays and Sundays to make up work missed due to weather/construction delays  (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, 05/29/2020 - 04:57 Road Work for Mid-Missouri - June 1-5, 2020 https://www.modot.org/node/18999 18999 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 29 May 2020 07:55:01 +0000 Road Work for Mid-Missouri - June 1-5, 2020 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:55 JEFFERSON CITY - The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the mid-Missouri area for the period of June 1-5, 2020. The projects listed will include lane closures that could cause traffic delays. Full roadway closures are also noted. Work will take place during the entire week, unless otherwise noted. Weather conditions may postpone the work schedule.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 www.modot.org/modot-central-district. You can also follow MoDOT’s Central Missouri District on Twitter and Facebook at https://twitter.com/MoDOT_Centraland MoDOT Central Missouri District.All Counties Daylight Hours Mowing and striping operations are underway in various locations.  Motorists should travel with care and be alert to slow-moving equipment along the road.Boone CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute HH over Hinkson Creek, East of Deer Valley Lane – Bridge deck rehabilitation. The bridge is closed through early August.Daylight HoursRoute 163 (Providence Road) between Route 740 (Stadium Boulevard) and Business Loop 70 – ADA improvements and sidewalk upgrades.Callaway CountyDaylight HoursInterstate 70 North Outer Road between Route A and Route D – Pavement improvements are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1.Cole CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute 54 between Stadium Boulevard and Route AA in Miller County – Pavement and safety improvements, including guardrail and guard cable installation, continue through November.Daylight HoursRoute 54 between Route CC and Shepherd Hills Road – Drainage repair in the eastbound lanes on Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2.Route E between Route 50 and Route B – Shoulder construction continues through late August.Route M between Route 50 and Route W – Shoulder construction continues through late August.Cooper County Daylight/Overnight HoursRoute 179 over the Petite Saline Creek – Bridge replacement. The bridge is closed through August.Route K over the Blackwater River, south of Route DD – Bridge deck rehabilitation. The bridge is closed through late August.Crawford County Daylight/Overnight Hours Route 49 over Dry Fork Creek, south of Route 19 – Bridge replacement continues through July. Temporary traffic signals are in place to direct traffic through the work area.Route CC over Brush Creek, east of Simpson Road – Bridge replacement. The road is closed through late May.Daylight HoursRoute 8 between Route 19 and Route Y – Brush cutting.Route 19 between Route 49 and Route 72 in Dent County - Chip sealing to extend roadway surface life.Route 19 between Interstate 44 and Wildcat Pride Drive – Pavement marking.Route 19 between Route 8 and Route TT in Dent County – Brush cutting.Route 49 between Route 19 and Route Y in Iron County – Brush cutting.Route 49 between Setzer Road and the Iron County line – Pavement patching.Route M between Route 8 and Route YY – Edge rut repair.Route O between Route 19 and Riverside Road – Drainage repair.Route PP between Route 19 and Lick Creek Road – Drainage repair.Route TT between Route 8 and Liberty Road – Edge rut repair.Dent CountyDaylight HoursRoute 19 between Route 72 and Route 49 in Crawford County - Chip sealing to extend roadway surface life.Route C between Route H and Route O - Culvert pipe replacement.Gasconade CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute A over Third Creek, south of Valentine Ford Road – Bridge replacement. The bridge is closed through August.Daylight HoursRoute 19 between Route 50 and Route H - Chip sealing to extend roadway surface life continues through June.Howard CountyDaylight HoursRoute V between County Road 265 and County Road 271 – Brush cutting.Business Route 240 between County Road 239 and Tenth Street – Brush cutting.Laclede CountyOvernight HoursInterstate 44 between the Webster County Line and the Pulaski County Line – Roadway resurfacing and guardrail work in the eastbound and westbound lanes continues through November.Route OO between Route 32 and Route 64A - Guardrail removal and replacement are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1. Maries CountyDaylight HoursRoute 63 between Route 28 and Route 50 in Osage County – Pavement sealing and marking is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1.Route P between Route 63 and Route 68 – Pavement patching.Route T between Route 42 and Route 63 in Osage County – Roadway resurfacing continues through June.Miller CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute 54 at Route W – Interchange construction continues until December 2021. Temporary bypasses are in place in the eastbound and westbound lanes.Route 54 between Route AA and Stadium Boulevard in Cole County – Pavement and safety improvements, including guardrail and guard cable installation, continue through November.Route C over Deane Creek, south of Rollins Creek Road – Bridge deck replacement is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1. The road will be closed through late August. Daylight Hours Route U between Route 42 and Route 17 in Pulaski County – Resurfacing, culvert pipe installation and shoulder widening continues through November.Route W between Route Y and Route 5 in Morgan County – Resurfacing and shoulder widening continues through November.Moniteau CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute CC over Burris Fork, south of Walking Acres Road – Bridge replacement. The road is closed through mid-July.Morgan CountyDaylight HoursRoute D between Route 52 and Gunn Road – Culvert pipe replacement on Monday, June 1.Route W between Route 5 and Route Y in Miller County – Resurfacing and shoulder widening continues through November.Osage CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute 100 over Shawnee Creek, west of Route Z – Bridge replacement is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1. The bridge will be closed through October. Daylight HoursRoute 63 between Route 50 and Route 28 in Maries County – Pavement sealing and marking is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1.Route P between Route 63 and Route 133 – Roadway resurfacing continues through June. Route T between Route 63 and Route 42 in Maries County – Roadway resurfacing continues through June.Phelps CountyDaylight HoursRoute C between Route T and County Road 8490 – Pavement patching.Route C between County Road 8260 and County Road 8280 – Culvert pipe replacement on Monday, June 1.Route T between County Road 7490 and County Road 7500 – Culvert pipe replacement on Tuesday, June 2.Pulaski CountyDaylight HoursRoute U between Route 17 and Route 42 in Miller County – Resurfacing, culvert pipe installation and shoulder widening continues through November.Washington CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute AA over Fourche-A-Renault Creek – Bridge replacement. The bridge is closed through July.Daylight HoursRoute 104 between Route 21 North and Route 21 South – Pavement repair.Route E between Route 21 and Route CC – Culvert pipe replacement.Route CC between Route 21 and Route E – Culvert pipe replacement.Route CC between Route E and Cole Road in St. Francois County – Pavement repair.MoDOT encourages motorists to log on to www.modot.org/modot-central-district to comment on their experiences traveling through highway work zones.     ###   Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 05/29/2020 - 04:54 Patching Operations Planned for Warren County Route TT https://www.modot.org/node/18998 18998 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 29 May 2020 07:45:01 +0000 Patching Operations Planned for Warren County Route TT Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:45 MACON - Weather permitting, June 1-4, MoDOT crews will have traffic down to one lane on Warren County Route TT at various locations between Missouri Route 47 and Warren County Route T for patching operations.  Work will be completed between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. Motorists need to use caution if they will be traveling in these areas. Remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at www.modot.org/northeast. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 05/29/2020 - 04:40 Patching Continues for Routes in Montgomery County https://www.modot.org/node/18997 18997 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 29 May 2020 07:40:01 +0000 Patching Continues for Routes in Montgomery County Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:40 MACON - Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing the following patching work in Montgomery County.  Please see the locations and dates below. Missouri Route 161 - June 1-4, road will be down to one lane traffic at various locations between Missouri Route 19 and Montgomery County Route T for patching operations. Work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. Missouri Route 19 - June 8-10, road will be down to one lane traffic at various locations between Interstate 70 and MO 19 for patching operations. Work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. Motorists need to use caution if they will be traveling in these areas. Remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at www.modot.org/northeast. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 05/29/2020 - 04:37 Patching Operations Continue for Routes in Audrain County https://www.modot.org/node/18996 18996 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 29 May 2020 07:35:01 +0000 Patching Operations Continue for Routes in Audrain County Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:35 MACON - Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing the following patching work in Audrain County. Please see below for locations and details. Audrain County Route BB – June 1, road will be closed at various locations between the Montgomery County line and Missouri Route 19 for patching.  Work will be completed between 6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. that day. Audrain County Route W – June 2-3, road will be closed at various locations between Route WW and Audrain County Route K for patching.  Work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. Audrain County Route K – June 4 and June 8-10, road will be closed at various locations between the Pike County line and MO 19 for patching.  Work will be completed between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. Remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at www.modot.org/northeast. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 05/29/2020 - 04:34 Sealing Operations Planned for Macon County Route HH https://www.modot.org/node/18995 18995 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 29 May 2020 07:30:01 +0000 Sealing Operations Planned for Macon County Route HH Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:30 MACON - Weather permitting, June 2,  MoDOT crews will have traffic reduced to one lane on Macon County Route HH at various locations between Macon County Route J and Missouri Route 3 for sealing operations. The work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. Motorists need to use caution if they will be traveling through this area. Remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at www.modot.org/northeast. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 05/29/2020 - 04:25 Patching Continues for Routes in Randolph County https://www.modot.org/node/18994 18994 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 29 May 2020 07:25:01 +0000 Patching Continues for Routes in Randolph County Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:25 MACON - Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing the following patching work in Randolph County. Please see below for locations and dates. All work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day. Randolph County Route B (east) – June 1-3, road will be one lane traffic at various locations from Route A to U.S. Route 63 for patching operations. Randolph County Route P – June 4-5, road will be one lane traffic at various locations from U.S. 63 to the north city limits of Clark for patching operations. Randolph County Route EE – June 5 and June 8, road will be one lane traffic at various locations from CRD 2380 and U.S. 3 for patching operations. Randolph County Route M – June 9-10, road will be one lane traffic at various locations from the Randolph County line to U.S. 63 for patching operations. Randolph County Route A – June 11-12, road will be one lane traffic at various locations from Randolph County Route B to Business 63 for patching operations. Please use caution if you will be traveling through these areas. Remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at www.modot.org/northeast. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 05/29/2020 - 04:21 Bridge Work Planned for U.S. Route 63 and Missouri Route 6 in Adair County https://www.modot.org/node/18993 18993 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 29 May 2020 07:10:01 +0000 Bridge Work Planned for U.S. Route 63 and Missouri Route 6 in Adair County Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:10 MACON - Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing bridge work on the following routes in Adair  County. Please see below for locations and dates. U.S. Route 63 – June 10, road will one lane between Missouri Route 6 and Missouri Route 11 for bridge work at Patterson Street. There will be a 10 ft. width restriction in place while the work is completed between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. that day.  Missouri Route 6 – June 11, road will one lane between Adair County Route K and Billy Creek Trail for bridge work at Spring Creek. There will be a 10 ft. width restriction in place while the work is completed between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. that day. Please use caution if you will be traveling through these areas. Remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at www.modot.org/northeast. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 05/29/2020 - 04:09 Road Work Will Temporarily Impact Routes in Schuyler County https://www.modot.org/node/18992 18992 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 29 May 2020 07:00:01 +0000 Road Work Will Temporarily Impact Routes in Schuyler County Visitor (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:00 MACON - Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing the following patching work in Schuyler County. Please see below for locations and dates. Work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day. Schuyler County Route KK – June 8-9, road will be closed from Bridge Road to U.S. Route 63 for patching.   Schuyler County Route F – June 11-12, road will be closed from U.S. Route 136 to Missouir Route 202 for patching.  Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. Remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at www.modot.org/northeast. Districts Involved Northeast Published On Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:56 MDC updates definition of handguns used for deer hunting https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-updates-definition-handguns-used-deer-hunting 324811 at https://mdc.mo.gov Thu, 28 May 2020 15:56:15 +0000 MDC considers regulation changes regarding coyote hunting and invasive species control https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-considers-regulation-changes-regarding-coyote-hunting-and-invasive-species-control 324810 at https://mdc.mo.gov Thu, 28 May 2020 15:53:44 +0000 Tooling Tech Group expands in Washington, Missouri https://ded.mo.gov/content/tooling-tech-group-expands-washington-missouri 10111 at https://ded.mo.gov Thu, 28 May 2020 15:24:38 +0000 May 28, 2020WashingtonTooling Tech Group (TTG), the second largest tooling provider in the United States, has announced an investment of $4.5 million to expand their Washington operations by 21,000 square ft. The business currently operates out of 114,000 sq. ft. at 2 locations, Town & Country Industrial Park and 431 W-W Industrial Park where the expansion is underway. Scrub seal projects on Buchanan County Route 31 and U.S. Route 169 delayed https://www.modot.org/node/18990 18990 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 28 May 2020 13:40:01 +0000 Scrub seal projects on Buchanan County Route 31 and U.S. Route 169 delayed Visitor (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2020 - 14:40 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A rainy week has impacted the schedule for several scrub seal projects in the area. Crews from Vance Brothers, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, hope to finish up Route FF this week, if weather allows. Once completed, they’ll move to Route 31 between U.S. Route 169 and U.S. Route 36. Route 31 should take two days to complete. Next, they expect to begin work on U.S. Route 169 between Route FF and the Clay County line on Wednesday, June 3, which is scheduled to continue for two weeks. During the scrub seal operation, the roadway will be reduced to one lane with flaggers and a pilot car directing motorist through the work zone. A scrub seal is a preventative maintenance treatment which rejuvenates the road surface and helps extend the life of the roadway by filling and sealing cracks in the existing asphalt with an emulsified asphalt/aggregate seal. MoDOT does its best to be good stewards of the monies provided by taxpayers. One of the ways is to employ many preventative maintenance methods, such as these. These are part of a larger project to seal roads across 13 counties in Northwest Missouri. Other planned routes are listed below in the planned order. Some routes may only take one day to complete, while others may continue for two weeks. All routes should be complete in early October: Route 31 in Buchanan County (U.S. Route 169 to U.S. Route 36) U.S. Route 169 in Buchanan and Clinton counties (Route FF to Clay County) Route 116 in Clinton County (U.S. Route 169 to the east city limits of Plattsburg and from Shoal Creek to I-35) Route 33 in DeKalb and Clinton counties (U.S. Route 36 to Route 116) Route 6 in DeKalb and Daviess counties (Route 31 to U.S. Route 69) Route W in Harrison County (Route M to U.S. Route 69) Route 13 in Harrison and Daviess counties (U.S. Route 69 to Route 6) Route 190 in Daviess County (Grundy County to Route F) Route W in Grundy County (Route 6 to Livingston County) Route 190 in Daviess and Livingston counties (Route V to U.S. Route 65) Route V in Daviess County (Route 6 to Route 190) Route 13 in Daviess and Caldwell counties (Route 6 to Ray County) Route 116 in Caldwell County (Route D to Route A) U.S. Route 69 in Clinton County (Evergreen Street in Cameron to Route 116) Route 33 in Clinton County (Route 116 to Clay County) Route PP in Clinton County (Route 33 to U.S. Route 69) Route 11 in Linn and Chariton counties (U.S. Route 24 to U.S. Route 36) Route 5 in Chariton County (U.S. Route 24 to Howard County) Some routes have already been completed in this bundle of projects: U.S. Route 136 in Atchison and Nodaway counties (just east of Little Tarkio Creek to U.S. Route 71) U.S. Route 136 in Atchison County (Interstate 29 to Route O) Route T in Andrew County (Route DD to County Road 401) Route O in Buchanan County (Route A to Route FF) Route FF in Buchanan County (Route H to U.S. Route 169) 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. Motorist are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. For more information about these 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 Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:35 Sen. Caleb Rowden’s Legislative Column for the Week of May 25, 2020 https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-caleb-rowdens-legislative-column-for-the-week-of-may-25-2020/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=58190 Thu, 28 May 2020 13:31:36 +0000 On Friday, May 15, lawmakers wrapped up their work for the 2020 legislative session. Many aspects of this year’s session were vastly different from previous Senator Mike Cunningham’s Legislative Column for May 28, 2020 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-mike-cunninghams-legislative-column-for-may-28-2020/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=58188 Thu, 28 May 2020 13:08:03 +0000 Legislative Column for May 28, 2020 Of all the measures the Missouri General Assembly approved during the 2020 legislative session, I believe one in particular