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New Bridge Will Add Capacity and Reduce Delays for Amtrak Missouri River Runner Trains
Last Rail Bottleneck Between St. Louis And Jefferson City To Be Removed

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and representatives of MoDOT, Federal Railroad Administration, Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak officially broke ground for a new $20 million, 1,200-foot railroad bridge across the Osage River that is designed to add capacity and  reduce delays on the route used by Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains between Kansas City and St. Louis. New Bridge

MoDOT Launches Big Trucks Campaign

Motorists Reminded to Drive Safely Around Big Trucks
From April 16 to May 6, an awareness campaign will remind all motorists to drive safely around commercial motor vehicles.  In turn, commercial motor vehicle drivers will be reminded to obey traffic laws, use their seat belts, slow down and pay attention. Big Trucks

MoDOT's Pavement Striping Program Begins

MoDOT's spring pavement striping program has begun, and drivers will see slow-moving caravans of trucks painting roadways throughout the state. MoDOT's goal for the program is to place fresh striping along all major roads by Memorial Day, the first holiday travel weekend of the summer season. Striping

Off the road news

The Missouri One Call System Celebrates its Fifth Annual National Safe Digging Month in April
MoDOT encourages Missouri residents to always call 1-800 DIG-RITE or 811 three days before digging. All the information you need can be found on their website. DIG-RITE

Safer Roads

Pickups Rock, They Also Roll!

Many of us have always owned a car, but that hasn't kept us from dreaming about owning a big, old beater truck someday. If you ever get the chance to own or even drive a pickup, be sure to first reach over, grab the strap and buckle up. Pickups Rock

If You're Planning a Vacation to Branson . . .

Traffic on Route 65 between Ozark and Branson will be reduced to one lane in each direction in two locations from April to early July. Road Work

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National Work Zone Awareness Week April 23 - 27

A national focus on work zone awareness takes place this month. MoDOT employees urge motorists to slow down and rid themselves of any possible distractions, such as talking on cell phones, when entering a work zone.  Every employee working on our roadways wants to leave the job unharmed, each and every day. In this video, several employees share their close call experiences to help remind all of us to be watchful of our highway heroes. Close Call

Associated General Contractors Recognizes I-44 Project

An Interstate 44 improvement project has been named one of the most significant construction projects of 2011 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Award

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