January 29, 2015

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Central District Project Honored by ACPA

Central District’s Dent County Route 19 resurfacing and shouldering project has been honored as the winning project in the Special Applications category to be awarded at the annual American Concrete Pavement Association Conference and Workshop on March 3-5.

The Route 19 project’s contractor Pace Construction, who will share the honor with MoDOT, placed Roller Compacted Concrete on both of the shoulders on 18.48 miles of Route 19 from Route 32 in Salem to just south of Route KK.

The Roller Compacted Concrete process begins by mixing the concrete at a plant. The concrete is then hauled in a dump truck to the site. The concrete is placed on the shoulders using a road widener and is compacted with a series of three rollers. Once the third pass is made, concrete is hardened enough to allow vehicles to turn into driveways. The Roller Compacted Concrete was cured using a heavy coat of tack and sealed to retain moisture to provide proper strength.


Williams Named Maintenance Superintendent

James Williams

James Williams has been named the new Maintenance Superintendent over Morgan, Moniteau, Cooper and Howard Counties.

Williams previously served as the maintenance supervisor over the Columbia facility.

We would like to wish him the best of luck and congratulations on the new position.

Gear Up Mentor Training Held at District
Central District Maintenance Superintendent Jim Hager (left) instructs Assistant District Maintenance Engineer Jason Shafer (right) how to make a peanut butter sandwich as a part of Gear up Mentor Training on Jan. 27 in the Muri Room.

Central District Maintenance Superintendent Jim Hager (left) and Assistant District Maintenance Engineer Jason Shafer lead an exercise during Gear Up Mentor Training on Jan. 27 at the district office.

Over 40 mentors from maintenance buildings participated in the training, which guides new employees through their training and onboarding at MoDOT.

The exercise pictured displayed how to provide very detailed instructions from mentor (Hager) to new employee (Shafer).

This exercise involved instructions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. As a part of this exercise, the mentor must assume that the new employee does not’t know anything about how to make the sandwich.

MoDOT's Baumhoer Retiring After 36 Years

Maintenance Superintendent Dale Baumhoer is retiring after 36 years of service with MoDOT.

Baumhoer has served as a maintenance superintendent with the District for the past seven years.

Dale, we wish you the very best and much happiness in your retirement. You will be missed at MoDOT.

Around the District

Central District Engineer Dave Silvester (bottom left) cooks a pancake breakfast for members of the Salem maintenance facility as a thank you for all of their hard work.

Silvester and Assistant District Engineer Travis Koestner, along with other members of the management team, have been making their way through the district maintenance buildings providing breakfast as a way to let them know how much they are appreciated.

Route63StripingOp Central District workers stripe the edge of the road on Route 63 in Jefferson City.
Buckle Bear

Buckle Bear (aka Central District Senior Customer Service Representative Janis Gieck) and Senior Traffic Technician Dianna Johnson (left) recently made a visit to United Church of Christ Preschool in California to talk to the kids about signs and what they mean, and about buckling up when they ride in a vehicle.


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Sally Oxenhandler
Customer Relations Manager
Central District

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