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Accident on I-70
2:12 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

MoDOT worker hurt after being hit on I-70

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Depicted is the area of Interstate 70 that was closed this morning due to an accident that injured a Missouri Department of Transportation worker.

A Missouri Department of Transportation worker is hospitalized after being struck on Interstate 70 in St. Charles.

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Missouri Department of Transportation
2:41 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Mo. faces highway funding shortfall

Missouri Department of Transportation director Kevin Keith says Missouri is "nearing a crisis" in highway funding.
(Missouri Department of Transportation)

Missouri's transportation director says the state is nearing a crisis in highway funding and may have to turn away federal dollars unless it comes up with more of its own money for roads.

Department Director Kevin Keith told The Associated Press on Monday the agency now believes it must make about $300 million in cost cuts to free up enough state money to match federal highway dollars over the next five years. The department last year had set a goal of $200 million of savings.

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Route 109 closure
4:38 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Route 109 closed for month-long emergency repairs

A crumbling stretch of Route 109 will be closed for a month for emergency repairs
(photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation)

The Missouri Department of Transportation has shut down a mile-long stretch of Route 109 in Wildwood to make emergency repairs to a crumbling hillside.

The department was planning to do the construction during the summer months, says district engineer Ed Hassinger. They've been watching the stretch of road between Turkey Track and Christy for the last couple of years.

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MO Statehouse
4:21 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Snow removal in Mo. will likely cost more than $8 million

As of today, the Missouri Department of Transportation has used plows and salt spreaders like these to spread more than 20,000 tons of salt and other materials on roads to fight this week's major winter storms. (Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

The state of Missouri will likely spend more than $8 million removing snow from highways that fell during this week's major winter storms.

As of Thursday, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews 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.

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Morning round-up
9:49 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Morning headlines: Blizzard warning extended, storm makes morning travel difficult, drug tests for welfare recipients heads to Mo. Senate

The St. Louis metro region is under a blizzard warning until noon Wednesday. (Slprnews)

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Morning round-up
9:13 am
Tue January 11, 2011

Morning headlines: Snow hinders morning commute, Ryan to ask Obama for clemency, St. Louis police officer dragged by suspect

Missouri Department of Transportation snow plows had a job to do this morning with snow covering many area roads. (Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)
  • The winter storm system that blanketed the region with snow overnight caused problems on area roads this morning. A few inches of snow were on the ground in St. Louis and suburbs, but that was enough to cause a large number of traffic accidents, mostly fender –benders. Most schools in the regions are closed. The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning motorists to exercise caution on overpasses and ramps. Drifting snow will continue to cause low visibility.

  • Attorney for George Ryan says they'll ask President Barack Obama to grant clemency to the imprisoned former Illinois governor after an appeals court refused to release Ryan on bail to spend more time with his terminally ill wife. Ryan's attorney, former Gov. James Thompson, told The Associated Press Monday that the request would be submitted to the White House within days. It will ask Obama to commute Ryan's sentence to his three years already served.

  • A St. Louis police officer is recovering after being dragged by a suspect's car during a traffic stop. Authorities say the officer pulled over the suspect because he believed he saw drugs in the car. They say the suspect rolled up his window, trapping the officer's arm in his car and dragging him a short distance. The officer's injuries were not serious. The suspect was arrested after crashing following a police chase.

New bridge
2:17 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Miss. River Bridge gets back on schedule

The site of the new Mississippi River Bridge at the foot of Mullanphy St. in north St. Louis.
(Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

Crews working on the new Mississippi River Bridge have gotten the $640 million project back on track.

Flooding meant that for the months of May, June, and July, it wasn't safe for crews to be working below the water line, says project manager Greg Horn. That wiped out 81 construction days.

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Transportation
11:22 am
Wed December 29, 2010

MoDOT seeking suggestions on state rail plan

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

The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking Missourians to take an online survey about the state rail plan. Through the survey, MoDOT is seeking information about rail services, challenges, opportunities, costs and benefits from the public's point of view.



"It's always a challenge to pay for all the transportation services and improvements Missourians tell us they want, so how the state invests our rail transportation dollars says a lot about our priorities and has a major impact on the state's economy. " - MoDot Director Kevin Keith.

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MoDOT in 2011
7:08 am
Tue December 28, 2010

The year ahead for MoDOT

Cracks are seen in the shoulder of I-70 near the exit to the Providence Road in Columbia, Mo. The budget for the Missouri Department of Transportation is expected to drop by nearly half in 2011. (Via Flickr/ KOMUnews, Manu Bhandari)
(Via Flickr/ KOMUnews, Manu Bhandari)

Some major road projects will keep the Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractors busy next year. But that all changes in 2012.


In 2011, crews will complete a new ramp connecting Interstate 270 and Page Avenue, says Bill Schnell, MoDOT's assistant district engineer in the St. Louis area. They'll also finish MoDOT's portion of the Route 141 extension in West County.

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White Christmas
6:00 pm
Fri December 24, 2010

MoDOT keeping up with winter storm

MoDOT plow and salt trucks get ready for a winter storm
(Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging driver to take it slow and be careful if they must travel this Christmas night.

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