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Repairs to I-470 in Kansas City Already Under Way

Construction to fix pavement that collapsed on westbound I-470 in Kansas City is under way and scheduled to be finished no later than Sept. 15. MoDOT awarded a contract for the work to Pyramid Contractors, Inc. of Olathe, Kan. on July 22.  Ramp

Traveler Information Map Shows Flooded Roads

Missouri's wet summer has caused road closings throughout the state, but especially in northern Missouri.  MoDOT reminds travelers to check its Traveler Information Map before heading out to find out what highways are closed because of high water. Map

MoDOT Employee Completes 2,600-mile Bicycle Ride for Memorial

On July 20, MoDOT employee Kris Sandgren completed a 28-day bike ride from Anacortes, Wash., to Jefferson City, Mo., to raise money for a memorial honoring MoDOT's fallen workers. He received a warm welcome from MoDOT's Interim Director Kevin Keith and fellow employees. Memorial

The House That Cans Built

Amtrak has begun an aluminum can recycling program to help build a house for a deserving family.  Starting in early July, aluminum cans collected from the twice-daily St. Louis to Kansas City service are being dropped off daily at the capital city Amtrak station. The River City Habitat for Humanity is using the proceeds from the cans on a home currently under construction in Jefferson City. House

No MOre Trash! Bash Nets 128,000 Bags of Trash

Missouri volunteers stepped up to make Missouri a little more beautiful during the No MOre Trash! Bash in April. Thousands of people worked to pick up 128,000 bags of trash. The bash is a month-long litter-prevention celebration that encourages people to clean up Missouri’s roads and streams.  Bash

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Recycling Bridges

Everyone knows you can recycle that old cereal box or empty soda can, but what about a bridge?  Yes, those can be recycled, too!  On July 10, MoDOT demolished a bridge on Route 40 in Kansas City and recycled 100 percent of the materialRecycle

Recpognition

I-64 and Diverging Diamond Win Awards for Innovation and Cost-Savings

Two Missouri projects took home awards in the America's Transportation Awards Mississippi Valley regional competition - a diverging diamond interchange in Springfield and the rebuilding of Interstate 64 in St. Louis. Awards

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Gov. Nixon Honors ThinkFirst Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon recently honored ThinkFirst Missouri, a traffic safety and injury prevention program of the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a proclamation for successfully conducting outstanding injury prevention and traffic safety programs in Missouri for 30 years.  ThinkFirst

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Barrell Bob Found!

He may have lost his hard hat, but Barrel Bob was recovered in a field in Johnson County and is now safely back at his Kansas City home. Bob had gone missing from his busy work zone at U.S. 50 and Bynum Road in Lone Jack more than a week ago.  Bob


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7-23-10
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