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Department Receives Awards for Efficiency, Innovation

Replacing low-water stream crossings with structures that allow passage of aquatic life and reducing staff time and mileage on inspecting outdoor advertising permits have earned MoDOT two national awards. Awards

MoDOT Says "Go Tiger!"

Although the Missouri Tigers deserve some well-earned accolades, in this case MoDOT recently submitted an application for a TIGER Discretionary Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The program is giving states and local entities the opportunity to compete for $1.5 billion in stimulus funds to enable transportation projects that otherwise were not possible. TIGER

Mississippi River Bridge Advertisement and Bid Opening Moved

Responding to public concerns, MoDOT recently announced that the dates to advertise and open bids on the new Mississippi River Bridge in St. Louis have been moved. Bid

Missouri is More Bike Friendly

MoDOT works hard to factor bicycle and pedestrian travel into its highway projects, and has made a lot of headway making state roads and bridges user-friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians. In fact, the League of American Bicyclists recently ranked Missouri as the 17th most bike-friendly state in the nation, an 11-spot jump from last year. Bikes

They Weevil and They Wobble

The weevils have a job to do in Missouri, and they're working hard to earn their keep. Over the last couple of years, MoDOT has teamed up with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri-Extension, working toward the best solution to decrease spotted knapweed along roadsides. Weevils

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Design-Build Portion of Safe & Sound Begins

As we move into fall, the number of completed Safe & Sound bridge projects is approaching 100. All of the bridges improved so far have been rehabilitation projects, contracted through MoDOT’s normal monthly lettings. Now, the next phase of the project is about to begin. Safe

Lee's Summit Man Wins GPS System in Work Zone Safety Contest

One Missouri man took the time to learn more about work zone safety in Missouri and was rewarded with a brand new Garmin nuvi 750 GPS system. GPS

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Life Cycle of a Highway - Why Highways Need to be Rebuilt

A new video explains what lies beneath your commute, and why highways eventually need more than a facelift. The video has caught the attention of other state transportation agencies, and even a London company as a training tool for workers in Africa. Watch

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane

While you're taking a moment to order the brand new state highway map, you could also take a look at some of our maps from 1926 to the present. The maps are not only a snapshot of state history, they also show the continued growth of Missouri's highway system. Maps


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9-28-09
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