September 25, 2014

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District Honors Fallen Workers With
Day of Remembrance Ceremony

Day of Rem Ceremony
A barricade displays 17 helmets in memory of the 17 Central District MoDOT workers who have been killed in the line of service to the State of Missouri. The memorial was displayed on Sept. 18 during the district's Day of Remembrance ceremony.

Central District Assistant Engineer Travis Koestner led a Day of Remembrance ceremony on Sept. 18 to honor MoDOT workers who died in service to the State of Missouri.

The ceremony included the posting of the colors by the Lincoln University R.O.T.C.; a moment of silence honoring all 131 fallen workers statewide; and a playing of "Taps" by Officer Andy Lenart of the Jefferson City Police Department.

"Our hearts go out to the friends and families of these fallen MoDOT workers," said Koestner. "We must remember these workers and their sacrifice. And we must continue to do all we can to keep ourselves, our co-workers and the public safe."

More photos from the ceremony can be found on the district's Flickr page at the following link:

Ribbon is Cut on Osage Route 50 Project

OsageRoute50Connections14MoDOT Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger, Central District Engineer David Silvester, Sen. Mike Kehoe, Rep. Tom Hurst and Osage County Commissioner Dave Dudenhoeffer were among the dignitaries present on Friday, Sept. 12 to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of a $25.5 million project to expand Route 50 in Osage County.

Under the $25.5 million project, approximately 6.6 miles of Route 50 were relocated and widened to four lanes, from the Route 50/63 junction to County Road 604 west of Linn.

The project also included construction of a new Maries River bridge. This innovative bridge includes a support structure and girders made of a state-of the-art concrete mix that is stronger and costs less than traditional materials.

More photos from the ceremony can be found on the district's Flickr page at the following link:

Around the District

Senior Human Resources Technician Debbie Redel had her retirement party at the district office, celebrating 8 years of service to MoDOT. Debbie, we thank you for your many years of service to MoDOT and we wish you a very happy retirement!

PubMeetingLaclede092214 Senior Highway Designer Geoff Franks (center) and Transportation Project Manager Bruce Green (right) talk with two customers about a planned project in Sleeper at a public meeting in Laclede County.


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Central District

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