Road Closed leading to bridge

Highway 65 south of Chillicothe to close for 3 days next week

A bridge deck replacement project, led by contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, has been active since early March on U.S. Route 65 at the Grand River Bridge just south of Chillicothe. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace […]

Bridge Closed Sign

Reminder: Route 190 west of Chillicothe set to close Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A bridge deck replacement project, led by contractors from Comanche Construction Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, has been active since early March on Route 190 at the Thompson River Bridge just west of Chillicothe.  Up to this point, bridge construction has been staged to allow one lane of traffic over the bridge, […]

MoDOT Road Work

Audio: MoDOT Engineer Michael Marriott says local economy benefits from contractors

A spokesman for the Missouri Department of Transportation anticipates the local business economy should get a boost once the general contractor moves the resurfacing operation into Grundy County and the city of Trenton. Resurfacing began this month on Highway 69 at Interstate 35 and is progressing eastward onto Highway 6 before that phase ends at […]

State Rep. Sheila Solon

Audio: Missouri’s governor signs major foster care legislation into law

Bipartisan legislation that aims to modernize Missouri’s foster care system and provides Medicaid coverage to homeless children was signed into law Monday by the governor in Jefferson City. State Rep. Sheila Solon, R-St. Joseph, who chairs the House Children and Families Committee, says it’s one of the most important bills she’s passed in her eight […]

Interstate 35 or I-35

Iowa construction project may delay Missouri drivers on I-35

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, Interstate 35 will be narrowed to one lane next week for a construction project. Contractors will narrow I-35 in both directions beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 15. The interstate will remain narrowed through approximately 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19. All work is weather-permitting, and schedules […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Chillicothe School District moving forward with project for new district office

The Chillicothe R-2 School District is moving forward with a project for a new district office. Its office building was flooded last year. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reports Chillicothe R-2 had options to use insurance funds to repair the building or construct a new one for district office purposes. The new building will also house an […]

Generic City Water

Audio: Waterline replacement part of 9th Street sidewalk replacement

Sub-contractors are doing the waterline and sidewalk work along East 9th Street (or State Highway 6) in portions of Trenton. Missouri’s Department of Transportation, in their weekly reports, indicates utility and sidewalk project is expected to conclude by late July. City Administrator Ron Urton reviews the areas along East 9th Street that are to receive […]