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Commission Approves Long Range Transportation Plan
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently approved a new long range transportation plan but cautioned that without additional resources, MoDOT has very little chance of delivering it. That's because MoDOT revenues - largely tied to state and federal fuel taxes - are falling and MoDOT's available construction budget will soon be well below the $485 million per year that is needed to keep the state system of roads and bridges in the condition they are in today. News Release

The complete plan can be viewed at


"America on the Move" Examines our Nation's Transportation Infrastructure

Acting Deputy of Transportation Victor Mendez talks about America's infrastructure investment. "For nearly a decade now, we haven’t invested in our transportation systems like we should. The Recovery Act provided a tremendous boost, but the deficit far exceeded the scope of that stimulus. America’s infrastructure deficit is real, and it’s growing." Read More


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Campaign Encourages Teens to Buckle Up

Nationwide, law enforcement will be cracking down on unbuckled teens during the annual youth seatbelt enforcement March 15-31. Under Missouri's graduated driver's license law teens are required to wear their seat belts, although statewide only 67% of teens buckle up. 

New videos geared toward teens will be unveiled during this campaign, and relate something completely crazy dangerous to not wearing a seat belt, making the connection that it's equally as dangerous. So watch for this eye opening approach to reach our teens and make them click. Arrive Alive

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Missourians Asked to “Choose Your Ride” This St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Americans love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which is traditionally a festive holiday with green beer and leprechauns. Missouri state and local law enforcement will be working overtime March 14-17, with DWI saturation and sobriety checkpoints to keep substance-impaired drivers off the roadways.

The consequences of drinking and driving are real – traffic fines, loss of license, injury or even death. Arrive Alive

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The Archaeological Discoveries Made Possible By The New Mississippi River Bridge

When something new is built, it can sometimes uncover something old. Such was the case with the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. During construction of the new bridge the remains of an ancient American Indian settlement was discovered hidden below East St. Louis. Read More

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Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Opens

The new I-70 bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis opened to traffic on Feb. 9. New Bridge

A ceremony was held on Feb. 8 to commemorate the new structure. Ceremony Photos

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bridgeWorkers to Rappel from Towers of Emerson Bridge During Inspection

MoDOT is preparing for an inspection of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge on Route 74 in Cape Girardeau. Work will begin on March 3 through March 18.

Contractors will perform the inspection of the bridge as well as an in-depth inspection of the structure's features.

In addition to inspecting the underside of the structure, the contractor will also examine the cable system of the bridge. Inspectors will be rappelling from the towers down the stay cables. Bridge Inspection

A video of a similar bridge inspection is available - Bridge

run logoWalk/Run Highlights Work Zone Awareness

The St. Louis Fit 4 Life team will host its first Work Zone Awareness 5K Walk/Run in Chesterfield (near St. Louis) on April 12, 2014. The Fit 4 Life team's goals for this event are to promote health, fitness, safety and to honor the workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

This family friendly walk/run event is open to the public. In addition to the 5K, there will be a one mile family fun run/walk. Both races begin at 8 a.m. at the Transportation Management Center, located at 14301 South Outer Forty in Chesterfield.

All participants will receive a race T-shirt and medal. Awards will be presented to male and female overall winners, and age category winners. Online reservations

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