Volume VI, Issue II - November 2015

MoDOT Hiring Workers for Winter Operations

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has begun preparations to make sure it has the right number of people in the right places, ready to plow and treat Missouri's roadways this winter.

MoDOT employs 2,400 maintenance employees across the state to maintain 33,891 miles of state routes. MoDOT will be ready to plow if a regional or statewide storm hits, but MoDOT must also rely on extra help. Each year the department recruits seasonal workers to fill the gaps and get the job done. If you are looking for diverse opportunities, challenging work and a friendly environment, come join a dynamic team working to support the finest Department of Transportation in America.

To apply, CLICK HERE to complete the online application process.  

50th Anniversary of the Highway Beautification Act

The Highway Beautification Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on October 22, 1965. The Highway Beautification Act was an unprecedented effort by President and Mrs. Johnson to limit the billboards, outdoor advertising and junkyards that threatened to spoil the raw beauty of America and its interstate highways. The act did require junkyards to be screened, and it imposed certain restrictions on the erection of new billboards along federal highways.

"This bill will enrich our spirits and restore a small measure of our national greatness," President Johnson said at the signing ceremony. "Beauty belongs to all the people."

Junkyard Control

MoDOT is also mandated to control junkyards along the National Highway System and state primary system.  ODA Permit Specialists will inspect junkyards during the months of October and November.

Digital Sign Luminance

7 CSR 10-6.040 (4) establishes sign luminance requirements in accordance with Section 226.541, RSMo. Sign luminance shall not exceed three hundred (300) candelas per square meter in full white mode between the periods of sunset to sunrise as calculated by the United States Naval Observatory.  Digital brightness is measured with LS-110 Nit Gun to ensure digital regulations are in compliance. Administrative Rules

National Alliance of Highway Beautification Agencies (NAHBA)

The 2015 NAHBA Annual Education Conference on the Control of Outdoor Advertising was held April 26 -30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. MoDOT received the Award of Excellence for Innovations in Outdoor Advertising Control in Measuring and locating by GPS coordinates all active outdoor advertising signs. For more information regarding NAHBA's  conference or to view conference presentations, visit NAHBA's website. 


MoDOT is committed to keeping all Missourians safe on the road. Personal transportation experiences inevitably involve safety. Safety is in the hands of all of us, whether it's slowing down a bit during inclement weather or remembering to buckle that seat belt. MoDOT is committed to furthering safety through innovation. Edge-line rumble strips, expanded shoulders and the addition of median-guard cable continue to make highways a safer place to travel.

Welcome Centers and Rest Areas

Missouri maintains 8 Welcome Centers, 15 Rest Areas, and 22 Truck-Only Parking sites across the state. Located on seven different Interstates, the facilities feature a variety of easy-to-access amenities to serve travelers. View a map of each Welcome Center and Rest Area location.