interstate 70 en Missouri transportation projects approved for tax <p>Missouri officials have approved a list of more than 800 projects that would be funded if voters approve a sales tax for transportation on the August ballot.</p><p>The list endorsed Wednesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission totals $4.8 billion over a decade for state roads, bridges and other modes of transportation.</p><p>Local governments also would get a share of the proposed three-quarters cent sales tax for their own transportation projects.</p><p>The state list includes 330 new or improved bridges and 3,255 miles of resurfacing on roads.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:33:48 +0000 Associated Press 55874 at Nixon vetoes I-70 designation bill, citing "slave rock" concerns <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that included designating part of I-70 as "Graham's Picnic Rock Highway."</span></p><p>The governor said a popular outing during the 1880s was to drive horses and buggies to the rock for a picnic. But the rock also has been called "slave rock," which comes from a widespread belief that slave auctions occurred at the site.</p><p>Nixon says the highway designation would have elevated one part of the site's history above the others.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:50:39 +0000 Associated Press 36910 at Nixon vetoes I-70 designation bill, citing "slave rock" concerns I-70 construction to start at Stadium Blvd. <p>Construction of a new interchange on Interstate 70 at Stadium Boulevard will start next week. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:39:45 +0000 Yuqing Pan 30497 at I-70 construction to start at Stadium Blvd. Blue Ribbon transportation committee meets <p>A panel created by the Missouri House to review the state&#39;s transportation needs&nbsp;met Monday afternoon in Columbia. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:16:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 17296 at Blue Ribbon transportation committee meets Boone County exploring ways to fund Route Z bridge construction <p>Boone County is trying to find funds for a construction project to widen lanes on the Route Z bridge over Interstate 70. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Ingram 15984 at