Ed Hassinger http://news.stlpublicradio.org en MoDOT Wants You To Report Those Pesky Potholes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-wants-you-report-those-pesky-potholes <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">You’ve seen them popping up all over the roads in the area. Now, the Missouri Department of Transportation wants you to let them know where they are.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">MoDOT’s enhanced pothole repair initiative started Monday. The agency’s goal is to temporarily patch as many potholes as possible as quickly as possible. District engineer Ed </SPAN>Hassinger<SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> says that means they want the public to let them know where the worst potholes are. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:22:17 +0000 Bill Raack 10311 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Wants You To Report Those Pesky Potholes What MoDOT Cuts Mean For STL Construction Projects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-modot-cuts-mean-stl-construction-projects <p><a href="http://www.modot.org">The Missouri Department of Transportation's </a>budget for capital improvement will drop by nearly half in 2013.</p><p>In each of the last five years, MoDOT has had close to $1.3 billion to spend statewide on highway project. This year, that number will be down to $700 million for the entire state.</p><p>MoDOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger says that's going to result in a lot of "Band-aids."</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:13:25 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7924 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What MoDOT Cuts Mean For STL Construction Projects First Day Of Blanchette Bridge Closure Goes Smoothly http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-day-blanchette-bridge-closure-goes-smoothly <p>This morning marked the first rush hour since all westbound lanes of the <a href="http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/BlanchetteBridgerenovations.htm">Blanchette Bridge</a> were closed late yesterday afternoon for a year-long construction project.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:22:40 +0000 Tina Eaton 6107 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First Day Of Blanchette Bridge Closure Goes Smoothly Metro East officials fight to keep Mo. bridge ramp open http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-east-officials-fight-keep-mo-bridge-ramp-open <p>Plans to re-route Interstate 70 over the new Mississippi River Bridge are facing a roadblock from stakeholders in the Metro East. The $55 million project includes eliminating the east-bound ramp that connects Interstates 70 and 44 to the Poplar Street Bridge.</p><p>St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern told the East-West Gateway Council of Governments Wednesday that cutting access to the bridge would strangle an already struggling economy.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:50:08 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3717 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro East officials fight to keep Mo. bridge ramp open MoDOT to take "hard look" at snow response following rough commute http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-take-hard-look-snow-response-following-rough-commute <p>The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation&#39;s St. Louis district says he and other officials will take a very hard look at snow removal efforts following a <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snow-snarls-morning-commute">tough commute</a> in the region Thursday morning.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:51:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2848 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT to take "hard look" at snow response following rough commute