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Missourians Support Motorcycle Helmet Law by Nine to One Ratio

Nine to one. That's the ratio by which Missourians support the state law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets, according to a new telephone survey. The Missouri General Assembly recently amended Missouri's all-rider motorcycle helmet law, which has been sent to the governor for his consideration. The current law has been in effect for more than 40 years. Helmets

KTU Constructors Selected to Complete

Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program

All the pieces are now in place to complete the Safe & Sound program – the largest bridge improvement in Missouri history. In a special meeting, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected KTU Constructors to replace 554 bridges across the state in the next four years through a Design-Build contract. Safe

MoDOT Welcomes Blog Comments

MoDOT invites you to visit its "Post a Comment" blog and weigh in. A new format features a panel of MoDOT authors who write regularly on how the latest transportation news and events affect Missouri. Check it out at and post your comment!

Help Honor MoDOT's Fallen Workers

Help honor the 128 MoDOT employees who have been killed in the line of duty since 1946 by attending a fundraising rally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 13, at 601 W. Main in Jefferson City. The rally is part of the Ride for Remembrance, an event to raise funds for a statewide memorial to honor the 128 employees. TEAM

New Welcome Center Showcases Modern Amenities, With Nod to Route 66 Heritage

The blend of new and old at the Interstate 44 Welcome Center near Conway -- modern restrooms and other amenities and a historic U.S. Route 66 atmosphere -- drew rave reviews from folks who streamed in after the ramps were opened to traffic Monday, May 4. Conway


Lawmakers Overlook Primary Seat Belt Law

MoDOT's top priority for 2009 was to save lives on Missouri roads by strengthening the current seat belt law to allow for primary enforcement. Unfortunately, HB 665 was stalled in a committee and never brought for debate or a vote. Primary

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MoDOT, Amtrak Celebrate Improving Service with New Image

The on-time performance of Amtrak® has significantly improved in the past year. This improvement can be directly linked to capital investments being made by MoDOT and Union Pacific Railroad to increase capacity and velocity on the St. Louis to Kansas City corridor. Amtrak

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Top Ten Work Zones to Look Out for in 2009

To help travelers prepare for Missouri's busy highway construction season, MoDOT has put together a list of the state’s top 10 work zones to look out for, based on volume of traffic, amount of work and level of delay. Top 10

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