Missouri Department of Transportation

I-70 toll road proposal
10:09 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Mo. senator files proposal to allow tolls on I-70

Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., between St. Louis and Kansas City. The stretch of interstate between St. Louis and Kansas City could become a toll road under a new proposal.
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A central Missouri lawmaker has filed legislation that would allow Interstate 70 to be turned into a toll road.

The measure would allow the state Department of Transportation to contract with a private company to fix I-70 in exchange for being allowed to charge tolls. Sponsoring Sen. Mike Kehoe, a Republican from Jefferson City, says that is the only way the state can afford the improvements the highway needs to accommodate increasing traffic.

Morning round-up
9:27 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Morning headlines: Monday, January 30, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breached the levee at Birds Point as part of the activation of the floodway May 2, 2011.
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Army Corps inspecting Birds Point Levee daily

Inspectors with the Army Corps of Engineers are performing daily inspections of the area where the Birds Point levee was intentionally breached in May. Maj. Jon Korneliussen told the Sikeston Standard Democrat that daily patrols are checking the middle and upper crevasses created by the implosion that happened at the height of spring flooding.

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Winter Weather
6:43 am
Wed January 25, 2012

MoDOT preparing for winter weather

A snowflake.
Flickr/AMagill

Winter weather is headed to the St. Louis metropolitan area and crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation are making sure they are prepared.

MoDOT started pre-treating major routes Tuesday with salt brine. This morning trucks are out in full force monitoring the situation, ready to react when the rain, sleet and snow begin.

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Morning News Round-up
9:53 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Morning headlines: Friday, January 13, 2012

Traffic on northbound and southbound I-270 on Jan. 12, 2011at the J. J. Kelley overpass in Des Peres.
(Missouri Department of Transportation/MoDOT - St. Louis on Facebook)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

MoDOT director apologizes for Thursday traffic gridlock due to light snowfall

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Weather
6:49 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Snow snarls morning commute

The snow is making it difficult for morning commuters on Jan. 12, 2012.
SLPR news

A band of light to moderate snow has made its way to the St. Louis area this morning.

The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory remains in effect until six o’clock this evening for a variety of weather conditions, including snow, blowing snow, sleet or freezing drizzle and rain.

Jim Sieveking, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the snow is making the morning commute difficult.

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Morning News Round-up
9:48 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., between St. Louis and Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will propose turning the stretch between St. Louis and Kansas City into a toll road.
(via Flickr/KOMUnews)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Interstate 70 between St. Louis, Kansas City could be come toll road

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Blanchette Bridge Repairs
3:06 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Contract for Blanchette Bridge repairs awarded to Chicago construction company

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The Missouri Department of Transportation announced today that a company out of Chicago, Walsh Construction Company, has been awarded the $62.7 million contract to repair and replace portions of the Blanchette Bridge. 

The bridge, which spans the Missouri River along with St. Louis and St. Charles Counties, was built in 1958 and needs major repairs, MoDOT said.

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I-64 Lane Closures
11:28 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Lane closures this weekend on I-64 and I-44

MoDot says I-64 will close from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m. Friday evening, July 15.
SLPR news

All lanes of eastbound I-64 from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge will close tonight at 8 p.m. and will reopen by 3 p.m. Sunday in time for the U2 concert at Busch Stadium.

 Lanes in both directions of the Poplar Street Bridge will close beginning at 7 p.m. for deck repairs. The bridge will also reopen at 3 p.m. on Sunday.  

Metro also tweeted  that, on Sunday night, after the U2 concert, "Metro will continue MetroLink service until all downtown stations are cleared."

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Ramp closures / Traffic
3:17 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Eight downtown ramps to close this weekend

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Some downtown St. Louis interstate exit and entrance ramps will be closed this weekend because of Fair St. Louis.

The following ramps will be closed from 9 a.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday:

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