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stan spanI-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Cited as Best in Mid-America

MoDOT recently won top honors in the Mid America Regional "America's Transportation Awards" competition for a project that demonstrated the best use of innovation.

MoDOT's winning entry was the new Interstate 70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis.

The I-70 Mississippi River Bridge won as the large project in the innovation category - Read More.

 

See more photos of the bridge on MoDOT's flickr site.


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Opportunities in Maintenance
Apply now to build your career with MoDOT
MoDOT employs 2,400 maintenance employees across the state to maintain its 33,891 miles of state routes. If you're looking for diverse opportunities, challenging work and a friendly environment, come join a dynamic team working to support the finest Department of Transportation in America.

There are three different types of workers in our maintenance department – full time maintenance workers, seasonal maintenance workers and emergency operators. Click for more information - Hiring.

 
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portsPlanes, Trains and Bicycles?

Did you know that MoDOT is responsible for more than just our roadways? Many forms of transportation fall under MoDOT's umbrella, including aviation, rail, transit, freight, waterways, and our bicycle and the pedestrian program.

For example, did you know, ports are economic engines? Missouri’s port facilities are much like industrial parks where billions of dollars worth of goods can be transferred from one transportation mode to another. The most efficient facilities are capable of transferring commodities between barge, railcar and truck.

The ports directly employ hundreds of Missourians, with hundreds more working on barges, in transportation sales and other associated jobs.


There is great information on all these other forms of transportation on MoDOT's website. Go to modot.org and click "Other Transportation". You're sure to find something interesting!


MCSMotor Carrier Services New Location
Motor Carrier Services has moved their offices in Jefferson City to 830 MoDOT Drive. Visit the MCS website for all the information on the move - New Location.
 
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wastedImpaired Driving Claims Lives. Talk About Wasted.
Missouri law enforcement reminds motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Each day lives are drastically changed or lost in preventable traffic crashes caused by impaired driving. Drivers continue to break the law by driving impaired, putting thousands of travelers at risk daily.

Holiday weekends bring a surge in impaired driving, so this year’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility crackdown will run Aug. 15 through the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 1 - Drive Sober.

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Have you seen this?
 

bridgeWatch Video of Bridge Demolition

MoDOT is replacing the Route B bridge over Business Loop 70 in Columbia. Route B is closed until work is complete in mid-September. Back in July, crews spent the weekend tearing down the old bridge.

Watch a time-lapse video of the bridge demolition work in a little under 30 seconds - Bridge Demo.

Need detour or other information on the project? Visit the website - Route B Closure.


mapA Road for the Perceptive: A Look Back at Route 65
Bob Dylan may have said it best in his popular 1964 song, "The Times They Are A-Changin'." With the introduction of the Internet and social media, communication is about getting the message out fast and keeping it short so it will be read. That means the story of a Missouri road isn't something that would pop up on your Twitter or Facebook feeds.

In 1970, an 11 page booklet titled "A Road for the Perceptive" was published by MoDOT, telling the story of Route 65. The booklet takes a poetic view of Route 65 and tells its story through Missouri from Arkansas to Iowa.

Since the 318 miles of Route 65 would be a challenge to Snapchat, take a moment and read this 1970's view and learn about the story of Route 65 from an interesting perspective.

Read the entire story as a PDF document here - "A Road for the Perceptive."

Please note – the PDF file is large and difficult to view on mobile devices. Viewing on a desktop computer is recommended.

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8-22-2014
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