MoDOT Mowing

Grass is growing and mowers are mowing; Be alert and slow down for MoDOT mowing crews

 It has been a rainy spring, and that, coupled with warmer temperatures, means seasonal growth on Missouri roadways. The Missouri Department of Transportation urges motorists to use caution when encountering tractor mowers near the shoulder of interstates and other busy roadways beginning this month and throughout the summer. “Even the most aggressive warning lights and […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol to have extra troopers out over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds everyone there may be an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. If so, drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. Regardless of traffic patterns, safety should remain a priority. “No matter how many vehicles are sharing the road, it’s important to be a courteous and […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Watch for sudden deer movement on state roads through November

Cooler temperatures and longer nights mean more wildlife movement along and across state roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to be prepared for the sudden appearance of wild animals such as deer and coyote on Missouri roadways during the fall. “Deer/vehicle collisions are at their peak from mid-October through the end of November,” […]

Road Closed leading to bridge

Bridge over Shoal Creek on Route V in Harrison County near Cainsville to close today through January

The bridge on Harrison County Route V over Coal Creek, near Cainsville, will be closed starting today so that the bridge can be replaced. Contractors from Boone Construction Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin the replacement of the 63-year-old, structurally deficient bridge on Monday, October 5, 2020.   The road will close […]

Automated Flagger

Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]

MoDOT Snowplow

Due to nature of upcoming winter weather, MoDOT says “pretreatment of roads not practical”

A winter weather system will enter the state Wednesday morning bringing a potential for a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, snow, and rain mixed with snow throughout the day and into Friday. This is a slow-moving front and will produce a variety of precipitation over the next three days. Travelers are urged to remain […]

Bridge Work

Work to begin on Daviess County Route C Bridge over Interstate 35

Contractors from Capital Paving and Construction, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, continue to progress on a bridge rehabilitation project in Clinton and Daviess counties. Beginning Monday, July 8, crews plan to close the Route C (Pattonsburg) bridge over Interstate 35. The bridge is expected to reopen in mid-September. Both Route C and KK […]

Seatbelt

“Click it or Ticket” campaign set to begin May 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Region 7 state highway safety offices are joining law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border Click it or Ticket kickoff event starting Monday, May 20. The campaign seeks to increase seat belt use by coordinating highly visible seat belt law enforcement in the […]

Motorcycle

As the weather warms drivers are urged to watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department releases results of “Click It or Ticket” operation

According to Rick Sampsel, Assistant Police Chief, the Chillicothe Police Department ticketed one motorist for not wearing a seat belt during the February 14 “Click It or Ticket“ Mobilization. Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri participated in this statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up—and save more lives. During the enforcement effort, officers issued […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department to mobilize for “Click It or Ticket” event

The Chillicothe Police Department will join statewide law enforcement for a high visibility “Click It or Ticket” mobilization February 14th. The purpose of the seat belt enforcement is to get more motorists to buckle up and save more lives. The Chillicothe Police Department reports 13% of Missouri motorists do not wear a seat belt. Sixty-three […]