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MoDOT Lists 10 Work Zones to Watch Out For

To help ensure your travels are as carefree as possible, MoDOT has developed a list of 10 work zones to be on the lookout for this summer. The list provides information on how the work zones will affect travel and for how long. While most work zones will not be active over the Memorial Day weekend, it may be necessary for lane closures to remain in place. Zones

New Signs To Welcome Visitors to Missouri

To perk up its image and enhance state tourism, Missouri is replacing its 20-year-old welcome signs with new, larger, brighter signs. The blue signs will be installed on most interstates before Memorial Day weekend, in time for the summer travel season. You can visit http://www.modot.org/ to see what they look like. Signs

Wireless Hot Spots Popping Up All Over Missouri

This year is heating up fast with the addition of twenty-eight new wireless hot spots across the state providing internet access in rural areas along several interstates for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDOT. These new hot spots improve safety and traffic flow and help employees work more efficiently. Hotspots

Chipping Away at Costs Can Seal Better Deals

New recommendations for statewide chip sealing practices mean reducing costs without compromising quality. Chip sealing is a preventive maintenance treatment to keep roads in as good a condition as possible with the least amount of cost. Chip Sealing

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Cracking Down on Buckling Up - Click It or Ticket Day and Night

Law enforcement officers began cracking down on unbuckled motorists May 24, as part of the annual Click It or Ticket campaign that runs through June 6. During last year's campaign, law enforcement officers wrote more than 7,000 seat belt tickets. CIOT

Turning the Right Way

Motorists are now turning the right way before turning left on Missouri roads, and saving lives in the process. A newer engineering solution, called J-turns, allows motorists to cross traffic on busy routes more safely, helping to reduce traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries. MoDOT has used these new intersection alternatives in several projects and is hoping to expand their usage statewide. J-Turns

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New MoDOT Newsroom a Powerful Communication Tool

The new MoDOT online newsroom now allows you to watch, read, listen or look at the latest transportation news and information. MoDOT's newsroom serves up many communication tools including videos, photos, news releases, podcasts and various social media. Newsroom

Catch a Train, Catch a Game!

In celebration of National Train Day – May 8, 2010 – and National Travel and Tourism Week –  May 8 - 16 , 2010 – enter to win your chance to take Amtrak to America’s favorite pastime. Then, stay and play a little longer and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Kansas City or St. Louis! Two lucky winners will be selected! Enter to win between May 8 and June 8. Game


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5-26-10
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