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Missouri Prepared with Flooding Information for Independence Day Travelers

With rain, runoff and reservoir releases contributing to flooding along the Missouri River, MoDOT is partnering with Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska to provide road closures and detour information to travelers who may be heading across the nation's heartland this Fourth of July.  Flooding

Drivers Urged to Cross Missouri River at Kansas City

Flooding along the Missouri River has caused MoDOT to urge travelers headed east or west across the heartland to cross the river in Kansas City. River

MoDOT Aiming to Minimize Delays and Keep You Safe this Independence Day

This Fourth of July, MoDOT will suspend all routine construction and maintenance for the long weekend to open the roads as much as possible to holiday travelers and improve safety.  July 4

MoDOT Extends Allowance for Slightly Overweight Loads

As part of the flood relief efforts, MoDOT has extended until Aug. 1 an allowance for motor carriers to haul heavier than normal loads of sand, gravel and farm commodities on select Missouri highways. Allowance

Oklahoma Turnpike Work Could Affect Your Travel

If you're thinking about heading to Oklahoma via Interstate 44 and the Will Rogers Turnpike any time between July 5 and next summer, you might want to take note of a major repair project that will limit travel to a single lane in each direction.  Oklahoma Turnpike

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MoDOT Braced for Flooding

The Missouri River is on the rise and flooding is expected throughout much of the state for the next several weeks.  Assistant Chief Engineer for MoDOT, Don Hillis, talks about what MoDOT is doing to prepare for imminent flooding along the Missouri River and how best to deal with rising floodwaters.  To the Point

Management

Area Engineers Provide Management Leadership in All Regions

MoDOT has 22 area engineers located throughout the state.  However, the general role of this position is changing to better fit with the department's recent reorganization.  As the organization gets smaller and covers more area, area engineers will provide a personal, local connection. View a new video to learn more.  Area Engineer

Safer Roads

Missouri HEAT Is On for Summer

As part of the HEAT Is On campaign under way, 14 Missouri law enforcement agencies provided additional enforcement on Interstate 70 June 24 - June 25. In addition, DWI enforcement will be stepped up over the 4th of July weekend. HEAT Is On

Missouri High School Student in Top 10 National Video Contest

Trying to get the point across about the importance of safe driving is challenging, yet Kori Caswell, a high school junior from Hannibal, has written a song and produced a video that is getting national attention.  Belt It Out

Have you seen this?

Slam Dunk

To encourage safety belt use, MoDOT has released a new video that shows a kid who’s challenging another guy in a basketball game and betting his dad’s car. Unfortunately for the kid, the other guy is three feet taller. The message is that sometimes we all do stupid things like not wearing our seat belt.  That Was Stupid


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6-30-11
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