August 14, 2014

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Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony Planned to Honor Lathams
Latham Memorial Highway

A memorial highway dedication ceremony to honor the Latham family will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Catfish Bowl, located at 106 St. Mary Street in Pilot Knob.

State Representative Paul Fitzwater acquired the necessary 100 signatures to designate Route A from Route 49 to Route 32 in Iron and Reynolds Counties the "Latham Memorial Highway."

The memorial highway signs will honor both Opal and Edward Latham for the legacy of improvements they left behind for area travelers.

"My mother, Opal Latham, was a driving force behind getting Route A asphalted in the 1960s," said Ms. Shirley Harrell.

Harrell also explained that her father, Edward Latham, sold his land in support of improvements to Route A.

100 Missouri Miles Challenge
Missouri Miles Top 5
Click the image above to view the Southeast District's group for the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge.

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there's still time to participate in the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge! MoDOT employees have until Dec. 31 to log miles.

To register:

  1. Visit and create an account on any computer or device
  2. Select the Groups tab at the top of the page
  3. Under Find a Group select workplace
  4. Enter “MoDOT” as the Keyword
  5. Select the Southeast District team
  6. Join the group and get active, then log your miles back on the website.

To date, the Southeast District has 54 group members who have collectively logged over 6,000 miles. Keep in mind that your family members can also join the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge and don’t forget to log your miles

Construction Underway! rule Customers Thank SE District

Route 60 95 Interchange

Customer Calls to Thank Patton Maintenance Shed:

A very nice lady called in yesterday evening and wanted to thank anyone involved in cutting and trimming the intersection of Route A and Route M in the Marquand area. She said that this area had grown up and there were sight distance issues. Please thank everyone for their hard work.

Mr. Bowen Thanks Kennett Shed:

I sent you a message this morning about tall weeds blocking the sight of traffic on a highway 53 bridge. I could not believe it but this afternoon the guys were out here and took care of the matter. I wish others would take responsibility like that.

Thank you so much. They did a great job!!

David Bowen

Work is underway to improve the Route 95/60 interchange in Wright County. Construction is expected to be completed in early September.    

For more info

Nicole Thieret
Customer Relations Manager
Southeast District

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