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Hundreds of Transportation Priorities Included in Finalized List
When Missourians head to the polls on Aug. 5, they will know exactly what their tax dollars will bring to the state if they approve Constitutional Amendment 7. That's because the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently approved a list of hundreds of transportation projects that represents the commission's commitment to Missourians who want to invest in the state's transportation future.

"This list is the culmination of years of work, with collaboration from local transportation planners as well as input from thousands of citizens from across the state," said Commission Chair Stephen Miller. "It represents a substantial investment in Missouri's transportation infrastructure - but also means safer roads, more jobs, and a better economy."

The list includes $4.8 billion in transportation projects. While the majority of work focuses on Missouri's roads and bridges, it also incorporates other modes of transportation. Read More

Visit the Moving Forward website to see the complete project list. Project List

 
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DMS Get Sassy to Send a Message

MoDOT uses electronic message boards called Dynamic Messaging Signs (DMS) to provide needed information to motorists. These signs are designed to display weather-related alerts, road closures and slow moving operations ahead.

When the DMS boards are not showing emergency or lane closure information, they display safety reminders. Each month new messages are created to focus on topics relevant to that month, such as DWI enforcement during summer holiday weekends or teen safety messages during prom and graduation season.

Missouri DMS boards have been given a hint of sarcasm and humor to resonate with Missouri motorists, which is a growing trend among states, and they are being noticed. Many Missouri drivers are going to social media and stating their approval of these new signs with comments such as “Shout out to MoDOT for the entertaining, informative, signage on my drive from Nebraska to STL! Favorite: Not buckled up? Seriously?”


To share these messages with Missourians who may not drive by a DMS board regularly, MoDOT has started posting these messages once a week on Facebook. The image and the accompanying message are commonly being seen by anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 people.

Like MoDOT on Facebook and see what message will come up next. Facebook


TMAWork Zone Awareness through Social Media
One of the leading causes of crashes in work zones is driver inattention. MoDOT’s most vulnerable work zones include slow moving operations, which may be moving only 10 mph.

MoDOT uses vehicles called truck-mounted attenuators (TMA) at the back of these work zones. We use them in work zones, behind striping operations and often near mowers and pothole crews. There have been 13 TMA related incidents this year.

To bring awareness to driving safely in work zones, MoDOT began an eight week campaign using social media to spread the word about watching out for TMA’s in work zones. The posts will feature accident photos, video testimony and safety messages.

Check this week’s post, and visit back each week to see more. Facebook


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mapUpdated Traffic Volume Maps Available Online
MoDOT's 2013 Traffic Volume Map is now available. The map shows traffic volumes on MoDOT’s system of more than 33,000 miles. The map is updated every three years. You can view the statewide map or a breakdown of each of the seven district areas. Traffic Map

Customers who do not have access to a computer can request a printed copy through MoDOT’s Customer Service, 1-888-ASK-MODOT or online. Request Map

 
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Know Before You Go!

Summer is a busy travel season for Missourians. This summer make sure you have all the information you need before heading out the door for that great summer getaway. MoDOT’s website and mobile apps offer motorists several options for keeping up to date on what’s happening on Missouri roadways.

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

The Traveler Information Map can also be found on MoDOT’s website. modot.org

Text Alerts / Email Notifications
With MoDOT's E-update System you can receive email notifications on road work by county, by specific projects or statewide. You can also sign up for text alerts or email notifications for incidents and emergency closings (by county). It’s easy to subscribe and you can change or cancel your subscription anytime. E-update


Real Time Traffic
Real time traffic is available for these urban areas:
St. Louis - http://www.gatewayguide.com/
Kansas City – http://www.kcscout.net/
Springfield - http://www.ozarkstraffic.info/index.html

Customers can always call MoDOT’s customer service centers 24/7 for road conditions and other information - 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).


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Let us Know What You Think

While traveling this summer remember to rate our work zones and report road concerns.

Rate our Work Zones - MoDOT encourages motorists to share their work zone experience by completing a brief online survey. Rate Our Work Zones

Report a Road Concern – If you see a road or a spot that needs work while traveling, tell us about it by using the online form. Report a Road Concern

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