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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.

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.

Local governments also would get a share of the proposed three-quarters cent sales tax for their own transportation projects.

The state list includes 330 new or improved bridges and 3,255 miles of resurfacing on roads.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that included designating part of I-70 as "Graham's Picnic Rock Highway."

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.

Nixon says the highway designation would have elevated one part of the site's history above the others.

I-70 construction to start at Stadium Blvd.

Mar 15, 2013
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Construction of a new interchange on Interstate 70 at Stadium Boulevard will start next week.

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A panel created by the Missouri House to review the state's transportation needs met Monday afternoon in Columbia.

Boone County is trying to find funds for a construction project to widen lanes on the Route Z bridge over Interstate 70.