August 27, 2015

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Southwest District at Work

Route 160 Bridge near Lamar Prigmor Ave Bridge Demolition near Joplin
MAKING REPAIRS – Senior Maintenance Worker Chris Plaster (left) and Maintenance Worker Austin Davis of the Regional Bridge Crew work to repair the Missouri Route 160 bridge west of Lamar. Because of deterioration, a 20 ton load limit was posted for the bridge in July. Once repairs are complete, the plan is to lift the load limit by Labor Day. (Photo/Steve Smith)

OUT WITH THE OLD – A contractor uses a torch to cut through a portion of the old Prigmor Avenue (CR 190) bridge during demolition of the span over Interstate 44/49 near Joplin. The work is part of the construction of a new interchange at the Crossroads Industrial Park. (Photo/Aaron Rieder)

Striping on Route 43 in Vernon County Burt Pitchford and Kem Collins
COLORING WITHIN THE LINES – Joplin Maintenance Worker Don Sensabaugh drives the striping truck as part of a paint crew working on Missouri Route 43 in Vernon County. (Photo/David Mitchell) HERE’S THE PLAN – Branson Senior Construction Inspector Burt Pitchford (center) and Branson Construction Inspector Kem Collins (right) talk to a man at the public meeting for the rehabilitation of the Missouri Route 13 bridge over Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City. Work on replacing the bridge deck begins September 8. (Photo/Angela Eden)
Roberta Broeker at US 65 DDI in Springfield Ryan Flanigan
FIELD TRIP – Springfield Senior Construction Inspector Craig Huckaby (left) and MoDOT Interim Director Roberta Broeker visit the site where a new diverging diamond interchange is under construction at U.S. Route 65 and Battlefield Road in Springfield on August 14. On this evening, contractor crews were setting girders on the north half of a new bridge over Route 65. (Photo/David Mitchell) SAFETY FIRST – As members of the Ebenezer Fire Protection District in Greene County look on, Springfield Motorist Assist Operator Ryan Flanigan (left) puts finishing touches on a display of crashed cars urging the use of seatbelts outside the fire protection district’s Station 4. The fire protection district requested the display after a fatal crash near the fire station the week before. The victim was not wearing a seatbelt. (Photo/David Mitchell)

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