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Kristy Hill (816) 622-6327

July 20, 2010 12:00 AM
MoDOT Recovers Barrel Bob
A lonely cornfield in Johnson County, Mo. was temporary home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - He may have lost his hard hat, but Barrel Bob was recovered in a field in Johnson County and is now safely back at his Kansas City home. Bob had gone missing from his busy work zone at U.S. 50 and Bynum Road in Lone Jack over a week ago.

Bob and his co-worker Betty were part of a larger work zone awareness campaign to remind drivers to slow down, stay alert and watch for workers in construction areas. They are currently in storage for minor repairs and refurbishing but will be ready for their next big engagement in a few weeks at the Missouri State Fair.

Bob and Betty were developed as part of the kcICON project and are the creation of Robert Ohl, a Clarkson Construction employee. All labor and materials were donated.

For further updates, please visit MoDOT's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/modot.kansascity, Twitter site at www.twitter.com/modot_kc, or web site at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. You can also contact MoDOT 24 hours-a-day at 888-ASK-MODOT to find out information or report road concerns.

Download a photo of Bob and Betty at www.flickr.com/photos/38170157@N07/4809522549/

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