Don Hillis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. hitting the brakes on rest stop renovations over lack of funds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-hitting-brakes-rest-stop-renovations-over-lack-funds <p><a href="http://modot.org/">MoDOT</a> does not have enough money budgeted to finish reducing the number of rest areas along Missouri&rsquo;s interstate highways.</p><p>A plan adopted 11 years ago called for reducing the number of facilities from 34 down to 24.&nbsp; Today, there are 27 facilities open at 17 sites.</p><p>MoDOT Assistant Chief Engineer Don Hillis says it&rsquo;ll take more than $96 million to finish the work. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 19:07:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1799 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. hitting the brakes on rest stop renovations over lack of funds Snow removal in Mo. will likely cost more than $8 million http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snow-removal-mo-will-likely-cost-more-8-million <p>The <a href="http://www.mo.gov/">state of Missouri </a>will likely spend more than $8 million removing snow from highways&nbsp;that fell&nbsp;during this week's major winter storms.</p><p>As of Thursday, <a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Transportation </a>(MoDOT) crews&nbsp;have spread more than 20,000 tons of salt and other materials on roads, and have put in more than 40,000 hours of overtime. Fri, 04 Feb 2011 22:21:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 465 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Snow removal in Mo. will likely cost more than $8 million