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First of 802 Better Bridges Delivered

The first bridge repaired under the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program is now open for travel. The bridge over Hominy Creek on Route AA north of Route 32 near the city of Halfway in Polk County had been closed for repairs since Feb. 23. Bridges

Working to Preserve Endangered Salamanders

Ever heard of a hellbender? No, it's not your average teen-ager or the co-worker who drives you crazy.  It's a state endangered salamander that the Missouri departments of Transportation and Conservation are working to protect. Salamanders

Work Zones Making the Grade

As construction season begins, work zones will be popping up across the state. Through a new online tool, MoDOT is using customer feedback to ensure these work zones are safe and efficient. Survey

What You Should Know About the Reinvestment Act

There has been a lot of talk about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, especially concerning the investments in Missouri’s transportation system. Here are five things you can tell your neighbors about the Reinvestment Act. ARRA

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MoDOT Prepared to Tap Into High Speed Rail Funds

Improved rail service may be in Missouri's future. MoDOT is poised to go after $9 billion in stimulus money and other federal funds announced recently by the Obama administration for the creation of 10 high-speed rail corridors across the nation. Rail Funds

Stimulus Accelerates Bike/Ped Lane on KC Bridge
Thanks to federal stimulus money, rehab work on the Heart of America Bridge in Kansas City, which will include a promised bike/ped lane, will be able to be completed sooner than expected. MoDOT has committed to building a bike lane on the bridge by 2012. Bike/Ped

Celebrate National Bike Month in May
May is National Bike Month and will be celebrated with various activities around the nation, including Bike-to-Work Week May 11-15 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 15. Find out more on health, safety, motivation and how to improve cycling opportunities in your community. Bike Month

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Watch Out for Motorcyclists – Even Jayhawk Fans

Warmer weather brings the roar of motorcycles to Missouri highways. Missouri Tigers’ head football coach and avid motorcycle rider, Gary Pinkel, will once again be working with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety to promote motorcycle safety. Motorcycles

Click It or Ticket! Coming Soon to a Town Near You

Missouri’s Click It or Ticket campaign begins in May with stepped-up education and enforcement efforts to add emphasis to the importance of wearing a seat belt. Starting May 18 law enforcement everywhere will be watching, so Click It or Ticket. CIOT

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Show Us Your Seat Belt Dance 

The Get Your Buckle On educational campaign reminds Missouri youth to wear their seat belt. The campaign includes a seatbelt dance contest with great prizes. Download the original song, upload videos of your dance, view additional videos or find out more at GYBO

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