April 23, 2015

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Central District Bridges Get a Bath

Bridge Flush-2Bridge flushings are a sure sign of winter’s end and the beginning of spring. Crews are busy giving Central District bridges their annual spring cleaning, cleansing them of salt, cinders and other materials used to treat and clear the roadways during the winter months.

The work consists of flushing the bridge deck, washing the barrier wall or curbing on the bridge and opening and unclogging bridge drains. At right, Jefferson City maintenance employees give the Missouri River bridges near Jefferson City a bath.



What's Happening

Spring Meetings Provide Information Sharing Opportunity

Central District Engineer David Silvester and Assistant District Engineer Travis Koestner recently met with maintenance employees during three spring meetings held throughout the district. The meetings give employees a chance to learn more about what’s going on in the district and at MoDOT and to ask any questions they might have. Information on working with incarcerated crews, backhoe/loader safety and SHRP-2 traffic incident management training was also presented at the meetings.Two meetings for district office staff are planned for Monday, April 27.

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Customer Service 101

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Senior Customer Service Representative Janis Gieck talks with participants in the Central District Maintenance Leadership Academy about customer service center operations. Gieck, along with fellow Senior Customer Service Representatives Tina Grothoff and Scott Smith, briefed the academy attendees on the tools they use, including the contacts map, TMS, and the call report database.

Around the District
Douiglass High School Members of the Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety took part in a health and safety fair at Columbia’s Douglass High School on April 18. Students were given the opportunity to learn more about the effects of drinking and driving as they attempted to operate tricycles around barriers while wearing the fatal vision goggles.
Signal Crew-1 Central District Senior Electricians Randall Vandelicht (kneeling) and Tudor Rafa take advantage of the spring weather to work on a signal box at the Missouri Boulevard and Route 54 interchange in Jefferson City. Crews are performing preventative maintenance on the signals.
Terry Imhoff Jefferson City Project Office Resident Engineer Terry Imhoff was profiled in the Sunday, April 18, edition of the Jefferson City News Tribune.  The article detailed Terry's calling to be an engineer and talked about his duties overseeing MoDOT construction projects.  You can read the full article here.

Human Resources employees Wes Stout, Cheyanne Stark and Stacy Kaiser recently represented MoDOT at the Jefferson City News Tribune job fair.  The trio were part of a joint effort to recruit for Central District and Central Office positions.


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Sally Oxenhandler
Customer Relations Manager
Central District

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