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freight photoMoDOT Launches Study to Develop Freight Plan

MoDOT has launched an effort to develop a freight plan for Missouri. It is related to the department’s long range transportation plan, directly applying to the plans goals of investing in projects that spur economic growth and create jobs, and give Missourians better transportation choices.

“The freight plan is a ‘deeper dive’ into one of the critical areas that was identified during the On the Move public engagement efforts earlier this year,” Cheryl Ball, MoDOT administrator of freight and waterways, said. “It will carefully define Missouri’s freight network, and set goals, strategies and implemental actions to guide MoDOT freight investment for the next decade or so.”

The freight plan kicks off this month and should be completed by the fall of 2014.

 

CheckMoDOT Presents Prize Money to Children's Cancer Charity

MoDOT recently joined the fight against cancer when Director Nichols presented a $10,000 check to representatives of CureSearch for Children’s Cancer in Kansas City. MoDOT received the $10,000 prize for winning the People's Choice Award for the Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program. The award is determined by a popular vote of the general public, and is part of the America's Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Photo: MoDOT Director Dave Nichols presents a check for $10,000 to Kelli Wright of CureSearch for Children's Cancer. Also present were Harry and Robin Koenigs. Harry was KTU Constructors' project director for the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Project. They have been tireless fundraisers for CureSearch since their son Jake died of a rare form of cancer in 2006. By winning the "People's Choice Award," MoDOT received the cash prize that was to be designated for a charity of the agency's choice.

 
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Osage River Bridge Demolition

Span one of the historic old Hurricane Deck Bridge was dropped into the Lake of the Ozarks via explosives earlier this month near Sunrise Beach.

Videos and photos of the demolition and bridge construction are available:

Video 1 - Demo 1

Video 2 - Demo 2

Photos - Photos

Time Lapse Video - Time Lapse

 
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Opening Date Set for Mississippi River Bridge

The new I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi River will be open to traffic just in time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the City of St. Louis.

The new I-70 bridge over the river is set to open to traffic on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. The public is invited to an event to help both Illinois and Missouri celebrate the completion of the bridge on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.- Bridge Opening

 
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Update your MoDOT Traveler Information App today

MoDOT's popular Traveler Information App has gotten even better.


Users of iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices who update the app will now have access to statewide traffic flow information in addition to incidents, closures, work zones, message boards and weather-related road conditions. - Map App

 
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Going Out Tonight? So Are We.

State Launches DUI Holiday Campaign

The holiday rush is upon us, full of shopping and holiday parties at offices and homes across the state. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind those who plan to drink alcohol to designate a sober driver, or call a cab to avoid driving impaired. Statewide, law enforcement is on the lookout for impaired drivers, with targeted enforcement efforts Dec. 15, 2013 to Jan. 2, 2014. Drive Sober

 
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Schools invited to fight litter through “No MOre Trash!”
Contest

Missouri public, private and home-school students in grades K-8 are invited to help in the fight against litter in the Show-Me State -- and to have creative and educational fun -- by participating in the 2014 “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest.

The annual trash-can contest encourages school classes and groups to join in the fight against litter by decorating and displaying a large trash can with the “No MOre Trash!” logo and a litter-prevention message using a variety of creative media. - Contest

 
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Plowing Snow Has Come A Long Way...

The equipment MoDOT uses is well advanced from what was available in the early days. High tech equipment, a work force that stays on the job 24/7 clearing roads, updating information and answering customer calls, a travel advisory map accessible on phones and computers, social media updates and much more.


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12-23-2013
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