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Governor Appoints New Highway Commissioner

Gov. Jay Nixon recently appointed Bryan T. Scott of St. Louis to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

Scott has been with the Boeing Company in St. Louis since 1988 and currently serves as Director of Quality for the major aircraft manufacturer. He is also a member of the Boeing management negotiations team. Scott previously served in other management positions with Boeing.

Scott's term on the commission runs until March 1, 2017. Read More - Commissioner


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MoDOT's Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program Wins People's Choice Award As Nation's Top Project

In Competition Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

A MoDOT project that built new bridges in each of Missouri's 114 counties and was completed more than a year early and under its $685 million budget has been named one of the nation's two best projects in 2012. Read More - Award

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Smooth Travels on Central Missouri's First Diverging Diamond Interchange

Traffic is flowing well on Central Missouri’s first diverging diamond interchange, which opened to traffic about a week ago at Route 740 (Stadium Boulevard) and Interstate 70 in Columbia.

Learn how it works by viewing a video that takes travelers on a driving tour of the interchange.

Click to watch - Video

Click to read more about the project - Project

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Diverging Diamond for Busy St. Louis Intersection

Another diverging diamond is scheduled to open in St. Louis next month. This project is located on Mid Rivers Mall Drive over I-70 in St. Peters, MO. 

See information on this project and how traffic will flow - Mid Rivers

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

Teens are reminded of safe driving tips

Missouri teens are settling into the fall routine of school and enjoying good times with friends. Trips to ball games or weekend fun is on their to-do lists and they're on the road in record numbers.

Unfortunately, too many teens still aren't following basic driver safety and the Graduated Driver License Law requirement of wearing a seat belt when they get behind the wheel or ride with others in motor vehicles.

Learn more about keeping teens safe on our roadways
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deer Be Cautious of Deer Near Highways This Fall

If you were to pick the Missouri city where you are most likely to strike a deer with your car, would you pick Kansas City? Maybe Lee's Summit? They ranked first and second in 2011 for deer-vehicle collisions in Missouri.

Deer-vehicle collisions on Missouri highways increase each fall when bucks become more active and weather turns colder. A recent insurance survey now places Missouri among the highest states in deer-vehicle crashes. Read more - Rude Deer

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No Work Zones for Downtown St. Louis during World Series

Cardinals and Rams fans should have no trouble getting to downtown St. Louis to root for the home teams during the next week.

As the St. Louis Cardinals continue their World Series quest, MoDOT will limit work on interstates heading into St. Louis City at least an hour before home games. The department will also limit work on interstates heading out of the city for at least an hour after the home game ends. The Cardinals will be in town Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday. 

Read more about St. Louis construction - Construction


News on Wheels

Food - clothing - even shelter! If you need it, chances are a truck can bring it. MoDOT Motor Carrier Services streamlines the process for truckers to begin - and remain - in business in Missouri. From license plates to fuel tax to safety reviews, it's all part of their one-stop shop.

Want to stay up-to-date on Missouri trucking issues? Sign up for MoDOT's News on Wheels quarterly e-newsletter - Sign up

Check out the latest edition that came out this week - Newsletter

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Missouri's Rest Areas and Welcome Centers

Missouri maintains 19 different rest areas and Welcome Centers across the state.

Located on seven different Interstates, the facilities feature a variety of easy-to-access amenities to serve travelers. 

Visit our website and click on any of the locations designated with stars for more information on individual rest areas - Rest Areas


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