MoDOT road work and maintenance

Pavement repairs planned on I-35 near Eagleville

Pavement repairs on Interstate 35 north of Eagleville will require one-lane closures beginning this month. Crews from Herzog Contracting Corporation, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will have intermittent lane closures on both north and southbound lanes of I-35 between Eagleville and the Iowa state line beginning Monday, April 29. One lane, each direction, […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Army Corps of Engineers manage Missouri River for flood control, navigation

Governor Mike Parson has submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  The committee field hearing in Glenwood, Iowa, will focus on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers river management following devastating flooding in the region. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will participate. Witnesses will include officials from the Army Corps as well […]

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USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a proud […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Iowa man arrested in Putnam County

The Highway Patrol reports a drug-related arrest Sunday afternoon following a traffic stop in Putnam County. According to an online report, 41-year-old Aaron Conn of Centerville, Iowa was taken to the Putnam County jail on a 24-hour hold. Conn was accused of alleged felony possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as […]

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Lamoni, Iowa man injured in crash on Route N

A Lamoni, Iowa resident was hurt late Saturday afternoon west of Cainsville when a side-by-side utility vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top. Twenty-year-old Clay Binkley of Lamoni, a passenger in the vehicle, was taken by private vehicle to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany with moderate injuries. The driver of the vehicle, […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson calls for damage assessments in preparation for federal disaster declaration request

Governor Mike Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in seven Missouri counties in response to devastating Missouri River flooding that began in March. The joint teams will survey damage in preparation for a request from the Governor for federal disaster assistance. “Although the floodwaters have not fully […]

Flood of 2019

Audio: Governors of Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska meet with Army Corps, FEMA officials to discuss flood-prevention

The governors of Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska want the Army Corps of Engineers to come up with more flood-prevention solutions. The three governors and Army Corps and Federal Emergency Management officials met Wednesday in Iowa and plan to meet again in three weeks. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Council Bluffs, Governor Parson says […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding

Roads in northern Missouri remain closed due to flooding and damage

Flooding along the Missouri River has devastated parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. In addition to the continued closure of Interstate 29 and many other routes throughout Northwest Missouri, receding floodwaters have exposed damage to some roadways and bridges that may require emergency contracts. An estimated date for reopening the following roadways and bridges […]