November 19, 2015

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St. Louis District Celebrates Veterans

Light A Vet TMC
As part of the Greenlight A Vet campaign the Transportation Management Center sign is lit in green.

In honor of Veterans Day, the St. Louis District recently recognized coworkers, family members and friends that have served our country. Through Greenlight A Vet, patriotic pins and participation in the 32nd Annual St. Louis Metropolitan Veterans Parade, employees expressed gratitude for the commitment and sacrifice of fellow Veterans.

Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for veterans by changing one light to green at home or work. The St. Louis district showed its support through changing the lights in front of the Transportation Management Center earlier this month.



Veterans Patriotic Pin
Image of the pin given to SL district veterans.
2015 Veterans Day Parade
Barrel Bob salutes the veterans in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 7.

MoDOT employees along with their family members and Barrel Bob participated in the 32nd Annual St. Louis Metropolitan Veterans Day Parade. The parade was held in downtown St. Louis with thousands of people in attendance to honor the veterans.

In addition, St. Louis district leadership recognized and personally thanked current employees who are veterans. Each veteran received a patriotic pin and a "Thank You" card as a token of appreciation for his or her service to our country.  


Route 94 is Where the Rubber Meets
the Road

Makeup and soda cans are not something one normally associates with road work, but a mineral found in both is being used to improve how tires grip the road in St. Charles County.  Crews from the O’Fallon project office worked with Pace Construction on the St. Louis area’s first-ever high friction surface treatment using an aggregate known as bauxite.  The treatment was done on Route 94 near Route H/J and at Route 94 and Church Street because of the crash history at those locations.

“Traditional asphalt and concrete can wear down over time and cause the road to become slick which can contribute to a lot of accidents,” says Construction Inspector Ronald Peterson.  He said, “This was an interesting project to work on and it will be nice to see the long-term benefits it will have with the reduction of crashes in the area.”

Before the treatment, both areas had a friction reading between 50 and 60, but after the HFST the number increased to 95. 

The HFST is part of a larger $2 million project to widen Route 94 from the Orchard Farm railroad tracks to Highway H/J.

High Friction Treatment in St. Charles County
Equipment used for the High Friction Surface Treatment.
High Friction Application
Crews working to lay the High Friction Surface Treatment.

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Marie Elliott
Communications Manager
St. Louis District

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