Patrick McKenna Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation

Billions headed to Missouri transportation fund from gas tax hike, infrastructure bill

(Missouri Independent) – With $6.5 billion on the way from the federal infrastructure bill and a newly increased gas tax, Missouri is ready to take a big bite out of $4.5 billion in unfunded highway needs, Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, said this week. But that doesn’t mean the state is ready to tackle […]

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White House says “Easing of supply chain problems to start with backed-up seaports”

(Missouri Independent) – The first seaport to improve its facilities following passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill could be in Savannah, Ga., a senior Biden administration official said Tuesday. President Joe Biden has yet to sign the measure, which Congress sent to Biden’s desk late last week, funding improvements in highways, transit, ports, waterways, airports, […]

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Stanberry woman injured in crash at Polo intersection

One person was hurt when two vehicles attempted to turn at a Polo intersection. Seventy-seven-year-old Sherry Funk of Stanberry was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. She was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle driven by 78-year old Herman Funk of Stanberry who wasn’t hurt. The driver of the other vehicle, […]

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Motorists, be patient when you encounter farm equipment on roadways during fall harvest

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity. Our farmers are hard at work harvesting their crops and will be for the coming weeks. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic–especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws […]

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After much discussion, with 20 residents in attendance, Trenton City Council leaves in place the breed-specific dog ordinance

After much discussion, for more than 30 minutes, the Trenton City Council Monday night met with citizens, many of whom were seeking a repeal of the breed-specific dog ordinance. Six members of the council were physically present at Trenton City Hall and another took part via Zoom. Twenty individuals were in the audience at city […]

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Trenton City Council and Trenton Nuisance Board to meet Monday, September 27

The Trenton City Council will consider ordinances involving the airport, the water treatment and power plants, and migration to Microsoft applications. A meeting will be at the Trenton City Hall on September 27, 2021, at 7 p.m. It will also be available on Zoom at this link. One ordinance would approve an amendment to the state […]

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Mercer County Public Water Supply District issues two boil advisories

Mercer County Public Water Supply District on Monday issued two precautionary boil water advisories following water main repairs.   One advisory affects rural water customers within the boundaries of Highway 136 on the north, Route A on the east, the Grundy/Mercer County line on the south, and the Harrison/Mercer County line is the western boundary. […]

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Child Passenger Safety Week is September 15 through 21

The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Safety Council, Safe Kids Worldwide, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week which is September 15-21, 2021. The primary goal of this program is to remind all parents and other adults responsible for children traveling in motor […]

Fugitive takes pursuit off-road, crashes vehicle, then flees into timber before being tracked down by authorities

Driver eludes Chillicothe police officers after attempted stop on South Washington Street

The Chillicothe Police Department reports a driver was able to elude officers Wednesday night during a pursuit that allegedly involved excessive speed. At 9:20, police observed a vehicle traveling south in the 10 block of South Washington Street. The driver refused to stop, and the vehicle traveled to the Highways 65 and 36 intersection, where […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves contract with Mercer County Sheriff’s Department

The Princeton City Council approved a contract with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and a resolution involving Mercer County Area Development on August 9. City Clerk Cory Willett reports the sheriff’s contract says the office will enforce Princeton’s ordinances. The resolution involved Mercer County Area Development’s Main Street program being approved. The program is in […]

Missouri Department of Transportation website

Commission approves Fiscal Year 2022-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today approved the FY2022-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). It includes transportation projects for July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026. The STIP is the Missouri Department of Transportation’s list of 1,434 highway and bridge projects that are planned by state and regional agencies. The draft STIP was released […]

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Seasonal road striping operations underway, so watch out for slow-moving paint crews

Road striping operations are in progress throughout the state and the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution when encountering work crews. Drivers may come upon slow-moving caravans of trucks refreshing the lines on the roadway at various locations in the state through August. “Stripes are refreshed periodically for the safety of […]