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Flooding causes road closures in mid-Missouri

Apr 18, 2013
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  Flooding from thunder storms has caused a large number of road closures in mid-Missouri, Thursday.

The director of Missouri's Department of Transportation is taking a medical leave of absence and plans to resign his post.

The department announced Thursday that Kevin Keith's leave is effective immediately and he will resign July 1.

Chief engineer David Nichols will serve as interim director until the state Highways and Transportation Commission appoints a new director. Commission chairman Joe Carmichael says Nichols will remain interim director for at least one year.

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The Columbia Public Works department says, based on local forecasts for winter weather, the department decided to start pre-treating roadways this morning.

New I-49 unveiled in SW Missouri

Dec 14, 2012
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1,300 new signs now line the highway formally known as 71, following Wednesday’s unveiling of Interstate 49 between Kansas City and Pineville.

Traffic fatalities rising according to MoDOT

Jun 26, 2012
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The State Department of Transportation says traffic fatalities in Missouri are increasing after falling for six straight years.

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Missouri Department of Transportation Director Kevin Keith says making I-70 a toll road would allow for expansion of the interstate and would be a first for Missouri.