Volume II, Issue IV - January 2011

MoDOT Director Notes Top 10 Signs of Progress in 2010

Looking back on 2010, MoDOT's new director says the agency made strong progress in improving the state's highway system.  Those improvements, says Kevin Keith, contribute to the state's continuing drop in highway deaths, which leads Keith's top 10 signs of progress in 2010.

Proposed Legislation Relating to Outdoor Advertising

Senate Bill 77 Introduced by Senator Stouffer - Expands the types of directional signs which may be erected and maintained to include signs pertaining to cultural (including agricultural activities or attractions), scientific, educational, and religious sites.

Senate Bill 120 Introduced by Senator Stouffer and Representative Schoeller - Imposes various billboard standards to billboards during periods of construction, and creates a new classification of conforming out of standard.

Commission Rescinds Policy Restricting Outdoor Advertising on Excess Conveyances

During the January 12, 2011, Commission meeting, MHTC Commissioner's rescinded the policy restricting outdoor advertising on excess conveyances.  To view available properties, visit MoDOT's Realty to Roads website.  To receive notifications regarding available properties follow Realty to Roads on Facebook or e-mail Carie Stark at MoDOT.

Permit Owner Responsibilities Brochure

Permit Owner Responsibilities - A new brochure is available highlighting permit owner responsibilities.  This brochure covers sign construction, billing, nonconforming status, cutout and extensions, maintenance, vegetation, transfer process, and address changes.

Revised Applications

MoDOT has revised the following applications for use as of September 2010:

Application for Permit to Erect And/Or Maintain Outdoor Advertising
Application for Transfer of Outdoor Advertising Permit
Application for Outdoor Advertising Vegetation Permit

The updated applications are available in both standard and form fill versions. You can also request them by contacting a Permit Specialist.