User Login    
 + Register
News : MoDOT Addresses Weekly Rotary Meeting
Posted by Randy on 2013/12/6 6:45:21 (352 reads) News by the same author

Engineering service proposals have been received by the city of Trenton for a project to replace the 17th Street bridge in Trenton.

Click to see original Image in a new window

Area Engineer Tonya Lohman of the MoDOT office in Chillicothe discussed this project, and others, when she spoke today at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting.

The current stage of the project, she said, involves the selection of a consulting firm to design the new bridge for 17th Street. Ms. Lohman anticipates plans for the new bridge will call for smoother, longer approaches; and as a result, will affect intersections on both sides. She mentioned the projects’ cost could reach three point seven million dollars. While it’s not on a state-maintained route, Ms. Lohman indicated much of the money is committed in federal funds to be received in 2015 by the multi-modal division of the Missouri Department of Transportation. She also noted the railroad owns the 17th street bridge and it has yet to give approval to a project agreement. Also evaluated, which Ms. Lohman believes will be attractive to railroad officials, is the proposed closing of some rural railroad crossings in Trenton and Grundy county.

Second ward city councilman Mark Robinson is a member of the committee reviewing engineering proposals. Robinson told KTTN that seven proposals were received; and four companies have been selected for interviews, some of which were held Thursday, December 6.

During a question and answer session, MoDOT’s Tonya Lohman said the Federal Aviation Administration is evaluating three possible locations to install a street light along Highway 6, at the northbound Highway 65 ramp. She stated traffic studies don’t warrant traffic signal lights at 9th and Kitty. She recommended discussions could be held that would include the possibility of putting in a pedestrian crossing light.

There was a question pertaining to traffic accidents at 28th and Highway 65 despite signage and rumble strips. Ms. Lohman stated studies indicate much of the traffic there is traveling north or south and not turning. She hinted that many of the accidents at that intersection are probably due to poor decisions by the drivers.

Ms. Lohman said there have been discussions about lowering the speed limit for Highway 6 as it goes by Jamesport. That could be accomplished if the city wanted to annex a certain area and then pass an ordinance to lessen the speed limit.

Tonya Lohman, the Department of Transportations’ area engineer, works an 11 county area of north central Missouri from an office at 13-03 Mitchell Avenue in Chillicothe. She invited Rotarians, and the public, to submit comments to any MoDOT office—or the web site—regarding the current long-range transportation plan in Missouri. And Ms. Lohman briefly spoke about the initiative petition campaign that seeks enough signatures from each Congressional district to place a one percent sales tax for transportation on the election ballot next November.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/3/3 6:42:26 - Two Arrested By Grundy County Sheriff
2015/3/3 6:40:00 - Grundy County Sheriff Enters World Of Social Media
2015/3/3 6:38:43 - Bethany Man Injured In Early Morning Accident
2015/3/3 6:36:17 - Twenty Grundy County Entities Not Holding Election
2015/3/3 6:31:41 - Bishop Hogan Memorial School At Chillicothe To Hold Fundraiser
2015/3/3 5:43:01 - Head-On Collision Kills Ridgeway Man, Closes I-35
2015/3/3 4:18:07 - Mom Convicted Of Killing Son, 5, By Poisoning Him With Salt
2015/3/3 4:13:51 - US Considers Banning Type Of Popular Rifle Ammunition
2015/3/3 4:10:05 - Teacher Found Hanged In Southern California High School Classroom
2015/3/3 4:05:34 - Bill Clinton's Official Portrait Includes Shadow Of Monica Lewinsky's Infamous Blue Dress, Artist Says
2015/3/3 3:58:05 - Columbia Man , 88, Pleads Guilty To Fatally Stabbing Wife
2015/3/3 3:54:41 - Police: Woman Falls Through Ice, Dies Trying To Retrieve Dog
2015/3/3 3:52:07 - Body-Camera Maker Has Financial Ties To Police Chiefs
2015/3/2 13:10:00 - Mercer Cardinal Coaches Shows For Monday, 3/2/15
2015/3/2 10:41:34 - Grundy R-5 Coaches Shows For Monday, 3/2/15
2015/3/2 9:45:56 - Grand River Conference Balances Divisions With Braymer Move To The West
2015/3/2 9:32:24 - Nine Injured In Weather Related Accidents Over The Weekend
2015/3/2 9:28:26 - Chillicothe Holds Off Trenton, Win District 15 Semifinal, 47-36
2015/3/2 9:18:17 - Amateur Radio Emergency Service Groups Sponsors Class
2015/3/2 9:10:00 - Back-2-Back Region Champs: Lady Pirates Beat St. Louis In OT
2015/3/2 5:24:37 - Green City Man Transported To Hospital After Accident
2015/3/2 4:37:18 - Huge Marijuana Bust At California Border Crossing Nets 15 Tons
2015/3/2 4:33:24 - Massachusetts Police: Teen's Text Encouraged Friend To Commit Suicide
2015/3/2 4:20:52 - Missouri Gun Murder Rate Second Highest In The United States
2015/3/2 4:13:18 - Man Accused Of Throwing Rocks At Patrol Car, Kicking Officer
2015/3/2 4:09:44 - Missouri Issues Licenses To Grow Hemp For Epilepsy Patients
2015/3/2 4:05:05 - Shatner Defends Absence From Nimoy's Funeral
2015/3/2 4:01:10 - Man Says Iphone Exploded In Pocket
2015/3/2 3:58:46 - 14-Year-Old Girl Killed After Facebook Spat, Planned Videotaped Fight
2015/3/2 3:56:04 - One Boy Dies, 2 Injured After Falling Through Icy Pond



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM