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logoMoDOT Welcomes Two New Commission Members

Earlier this month, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission welcomed Gregg C. Smith of Clinton and Kelley M.
Martin of Kansas City as recent appointees by Governor Jay Nixon
as commissioners. New Members

 
ed hassinger Ed Hassinger Named MoDOT Chief Engineer

Ed Hassinger, St. Louis District Engineer for the past 12 years, was named Chief Engineer by MoDOT Director Dave Nichols.

Hassinger, 51, fills the position that has been vacant since March, when Nichols moved up from chief engineer to director. Hassinger has 29 years of experience with MoDOT in a variety of roles.

Greg Horn, project director of the Missouri River Bridge project, has been appointed Interim District Engineer in St. Louis. Randy Hitt, deputy project director for MRB, has moved to the project director position. New Chief


 
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trash bash logo2013 Trash Bash a Huge Success!

Each year, MoDOT employees and Adopt-A-Highway groups join other volunteers around the state to help clean up Missouri during the No MOre Trash! Bash. The Bash takes place during the month of April, and this year 129,255 bags of litter were collected.

MoDOT extends a thank you the Adopt-a-Highway groups and other volunteers who contributed to this year’s Bash, either picking up litter or participating in an educational event.

Visit MoDOT’s website to learn more about the Adopt-A-Highway program and No MOre Trash!

 
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USDOT Receives $9 Billion in TIGER Grant Applications

Cities and states submitted 568 applications for projects totaling more than $9 billion for the fifth round of TIGER grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced. MoDOT submitted applications for three projects. Grant

 
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MoDOT Receives Funds for Innovative Safety Projects

MoDOT has a received a federal grant to try an innovative pavement treatment that will help keep motorists safer on Missouri highways. The $150,000 grant will allow the department to test a pavement application on curves and intersections that provides more traction for vehicles. 

MoDOT will use the innovative safety tool - called High Friction Surface Treatment - on Routes 54 and 179 in Jefferson City. Depending on the results and how far the money stretches, the agency may also treat two sites on Interstate 44 near Rolla. Grant

 
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MoDOT Lists Significant Summer Work Zones

To help ease your summer travel planning, MoDOT offers a list of high-impact work zones.

Although MoDOT's construction budget is about half of what it was two years ago, drivers will encounter significant work zones as MoDOT and its contractors work to best preserve the state's transportation system with the funding that is available. Work Zones



 
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Join the Conversation

We've had a rollicking discussion about rules of the road and the consequences of unsafe behavior on Facebook lately. This photo started a conversation about paying attention and sharing the road. (We're glad to report the driver of this tractor received a lot of stitches but no other permanent injuries after being struck by another vehicle in mid-June.)

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06-21-2013
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