Missouri Department of Transportation

Missouri Dept. of Transportation
1:15 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

MoDOT Highlights Major Projects For 2013

The Missouri Department of Transportation will soon begin what they’re calling “significant” improvements to state roads in the St. Louis metro area.

MoDOT’s St. Louis District Engineer Ed Hassinger says the extensive improvements to the interstate system will help relieve some of the problem areas during morning and evening commutes.

The complete list of projects includes:

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MoDOT
8:13 am
Wed January 2, 2013

What MoDOT Cuts Mean For STL Construction Projects

Credit (MoDOT)

The Missouri Department of Transportation's budget for capital improvement will drop by nearly half in 2013.

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.

MoDOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger says that's going to result in a lot of "Band-aids."

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Highway fatalities
4:42 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Fatalities On Missouri Roads Up Over 2011 Totals

Credit (via Flickr/Ziggy_Mo)

Janet Saidi contributed reporting from Columbia, Mo.

The number of people killed on Missouri roads is expected to be up slightly in 2012 compared with 2011.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says:

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Economy
6:33 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Rethinking St. Louis Highways

John Norquist, CEO Congress for New Urbanism
Credit Congress for New Urbanism

The creation of the new I-70 bridge over the Mississippi just north of downtown has created renewed interest in a plan to remove the part of I-70 that currently runs through downtown.

John Norquist is the President of the Congress for New Urbanism, where he champions a growing movement encouraging cities to tear down their freeways. 

Norquist gave a talk at Washington University entitled “Rethinking Our Streets: The Value of Flexible Street Design”

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Blanchette Bridge
12:37 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

MoDOT to Close Eastbound Lanes of Blanchette Bridge This Weekend

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking public suggestions about the state rail plan. (MoDot)

Beginning at 8 p.m. this evening, three eastbound lanes on the Blanchette Bridge will be closed.

The lanes will be re-opened by 5 a.m. on Sunday. At least two eastbound lanes will stay open to traffic throughout the weekend.

Linda Wilson Horn with the Missouri Department of Transportation says they do expect backups as motorists coming from St. Charles County try to get across the bridge.

“We are restriping the bridge to get ready for what will be a major impact starting two weekends from now," said Wilson Horn.

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Economy
4:52 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Illinois and Missouri agree on Poplar Street Bridge upgrades

Lane and ramp upgrade designs for Poplar Street Bridge vincinity
HDR Engineering

Illinois and Missouri officials appear to agree on a series of phased upgrades to the Poplar Street Bridge.

The plan would add a third eastbound I-64 lane over the bridge, as well as provide a two-lane onramp from northbound I-55.

MoDOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger says the $80 million in upgrades will go a long way toward smoothing the flow of traffic over the Mississippi.   

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I-64 closures
12:23 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

I-64 lanes closed again this weekend

MoDOT will again close all westbound lanes on the double-deck structure in downtown St. Louis this weekend.
(via Flickr/Lordsuch)

The ongoing work on the driving surface for Interstate 64 through downtown means lane closures again this weekend.

Starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, the Missouri Department of Transportation will shut down all westbound lanes of the double-deck structure between Broadway and 21st Street. Two eastbound lanes may also close for safety reasons.

The ramps from 10th and 14th streets to westbound I-64 will remain open. All lanes, except for the farthest left, will re-open by Monday's rush hour.

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I-64 Repairs
2:52 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

MoDOT putting 'all they have' into I-64 repairs downtown

Planned resurfacing and painting work on I-64 in downtown St. Louis is ongoing.
(via Flickr/lordsutch)

Updated 1:04 p.m. June 26:

MoDOT confirms in a press release today that two lanes will be open to traffic tomorrow morning:

"MoDOT will reopen two lanes of westbound I-64 before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. After reopening, crews will return to the regular construction schedule for westbound I-64.  One lane on westbound I-64 will remain closed around the clock.  A second lane closes daily from 10 a.m. until 3 a.m. the next morning."

Original story:

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Weekend travel
7:53 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Traffic tips for your weekend

Traffic on I-70 in downtown St. Louis.
File photo

Got somewhere to be in St. Louis this weekend? Here are a few traffic notes from the Missouri Department of Transportation and Metro.

From MoDOT:

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Transportation needs
5:50 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

State transport panel hears from St. Louis metro region

(Missouri Dept. of Transportation/via Flickr)

Missouri state and local officials are looking for ways to maintain the state’s transportation infrastructure during a climate of limited funds.

The so-called "Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri Transportation Needs" met in Chesterfield and will hold similar meetings around the state this spring and summer. 

MoDOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger says the agency has roughly half the money to spend that it did just several years ago.

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