4:48 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Move over for MoDOT workers -- it's the law

MoDOT cares.
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Governor Jay Nixon has been on a signing spree this week, signing into law close to 30 bills in the past two days. Among them, a law requiring highway drivers to move over when passing parked MoDOT vehicles.

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2:21 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

MoDOT awards $111 million contract to rebuild Missouri River bridge

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 1:32 pm

Two familiar names in St. Louis construction have won a Missouri Department of Transportation contract to rebuild the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 across the Missouri River at Chesterfield.

Alberici Enterprises and Walsh Construction will start on the $125 million project in early 2013. The construction portion of the contract totals $111 million.

MoDOT director Kevin Keith called it a great day for his department and the region, saying St. Louis and St. Charles counties are getting a lot from the contract.

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8:57 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Mo Transportation Department trims mowing budget

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Missouri drivers may notice a change in the landscape along roadways and medians later this summer — more grass.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:13 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

MoDOT to crack down on youth impaired driving

The Missouri Department of Transportation is cracking down on youth impaired driving.

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5:45 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Jefferson City memorial airport gets funding

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The Jefferson City memorial Airport has received a grant that will offset the operating costs and pay for the resurfacing of the main runway.

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5:22 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

State Senator discusses funding option for I-70 in Columbia


State Senator Bill Stouffer says Interstate 70 is 60 years old, making it the oldest interstate in the nation. But it was only built with an intended 20-year lifespan.

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10:22 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Toll road talk at MODOT panel in Columbia

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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.

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AM Newscasts
12:27 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Newscast for January 27, 2012

Claire McCaskill speaking at a health care forum
File photo KBIA

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Senate passes legislation that increases the  information government agencies must put online
  • Claire McCaskill announces her $5 million re-election war chest
  • Missouri State Treasurer announces a new financial assistance package for beginning farmers


8:17 am
Fri January 27, 2012

MODOT chief says making I-70 toll road would finance reconstruction


The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation says charging tolls on Interstate 70 is the only real option for funding reconstruction of the highway, if the state wants to do something about it right now. 

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5:31 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Big trucks on small roads

MoDOT engineers worry that heavier trucks would spell rutted roads in rural Missouri.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Cattlemen in Missouri are backing a bill in the House that would increase weight limits for hauling livestock on the state's highways. But department of transportation engineers worry heavier trucks would damage already-strained rural roads.

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5:49 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Commercial truck drivers face new limits

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road.

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PM Newscasts
6:33 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Newscast for November 10, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley announces his decision to drop out of the 2012 lieutenant governor's race.
  • MODOT says it will support legislation to turn I-70 into a toll road.
  • The Jefferson City Council places a sales tax increase measure on the February 2012 ballot.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court decides whether it should overturn a controversial ethics bill.
6:15 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

I-70 a Toll Road?

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will support legislation to turn Interstate 70 into a toll road.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:52 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

MoDOT Rail Plan Up for Public Comment

MoDOT officials are meeting with community leaders and people from several mid-Missouri communities to get public input on the state’s freight and passenger rail plan.

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4:12 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

State Representative Pushes for MoDOT to Complete Highway Project

A state representative is pushing the Missouri Department of Transportation to complete what he says is an unfinished project. A new stretch of US Highway 63 opening near Kirksville Wednesday includes a two-way stop.

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