10:43 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Missouri Transportation Commission Adopts 20-Year Plan, Still Can't Afford It


A long-range plan that transportation officials admit they can't afford was adopted Tuesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

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Snow Storms
1:42 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Winter Storms Blow Into Government Coffers

Winter storms come with a price tag.
(Missouri Department of Transportation/Facebook)

This year’s array of snowstorms kept governmental entities across Missouri busy plowing roads. It hasn't been cheap to keep streets clear.  And the expense is expected to go up as winter storms continue their blitz across the St. Louis area and the Show Me State.

To understand just how much more expensive this winter is than previous years, Missouri Department of Transportation’s Elizabeth Wright provides some perspective.  She says it’s cost the state around $40 million to plow snow off state roads so far. But MoDOT spends on average $42 million every year.

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7:01 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Missouri Transportation Commissioners Halt New Road Projects Due To Falling Revenue

(Missouri Dept. of Transportation/via Flickr)

Missouri's transportation funding outlook has become so bleak that the state's Highways and Transportation Commission has stopped adding new projects to its five-year construction program.

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Politically Speaking
4:47 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Politically Speaking: House Investigations, Execution Controversy And A Transportation Tax

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.

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Variable Speed Limits
3:09 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

MoDOT Removing Variable Speed Limit Signs On I-270

These signs on I-270 will be a thing of the past by the end of this month - MoDOT is removing the variable speed limits after five years.
(via Flickr/MoDOT Photos)

The Missouri Department of Transportation is ending its five-year experiment with variable speed limit signs on Interstate 270.

Crews began removing the 70 digital signs from along the highway Wednesday. The work should be done in about two weeks.

MoDOT installed the signs in 2008 as a way to get traffic to slow down if there was congestion ahead. For the first three years, the speed limits they posted were enforceable, but MoDOT made them advisory-only in 2011.

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1:53 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Driving In St. Louis This Weekend? Here's Where You Should Probably Avoid

Credit (via Flickr/Zahlm)

Update, 6:24 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. 

At 7:45 p.m. on Saturday evening, crews opened the westbound I-64 Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge.

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Work on various roadways will slow down St. Louis drivers this weekend. Here's a quick guide on what's happening:

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Traffic Information
4:25 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

MoDOT To End 511 Travel Info Service In St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it's ending the 511 traffic information line this weekend because of funding - but the same information is available on messahe boards like this one.
(via Flickr/MoDOTPhotos)

The Missouri Department of Transportation will end its phone-based traveler information service for the St. Louis area on Saturday because of funding problems.

The department launched the toll-free 511 service in 2007, just before work began on the reconstruction of Interstate 64. It enabled drivers to get up-to-the-minute traffic information about area roadways.

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Blanchette Bridge
12:22 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Blanchette Bridge Will Open Three Months Early

The Blanchette bridge is demolished on Dec. 4, 2012. The new westbound span will open in August, three months ahead of schedule.
(via Missouri Department of Transportation)

Commuters who take Interstate 70 across the Missouri River got good news today from the Missouri Department of Transportation - the new westbound span of the Blanchette bridge will be open by August, three months ahead of schedule.

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Mo. Budget Surplus
4:46 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Mo. House Adds Gov. Nixon's Amendment To Capital Improvements Bill

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has adopted Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposal announced Thursday to add $86 million to a capital improvements bill.

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I-64 Closures
4:37 am
Fri April 19, 2013

I-64 Closed This Weekend At Jefferson, Construction Ongoing

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

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing all lanes of Interstate 64 between Jefferson Avenue and Hampton Avenue starting at 8 p.m. Friday night until 5 a.m. Monday morning.

The closures are part of a 3 month project to replace the 50 year old Jefferson overpass.

Eastbound on-ramps will be closed from McCausland to Ewing, and westbound on-ramps will be closed from Broadway to Grand.

The Jefferson Bridge itself will close at 7 p.m. Friday.

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