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Culvert Replacement Planned for Route JJ in Scotland County

Culvert Replacement Planned for Route JJ in Scotland County

MACON – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will close the following routes in Schuyler and Scotland Counties for culvert replacements on the dates and times indicated. Motorists should plan their schedules accordingly and use alternate routes. Route D (Schuyler) – Mar. 30, road closed between Schuyler County Route A to Garrett Avenue for culvert replacement; work […]

March OATS Schedule in Scotland County

The OATS bus will travel from Scotland County to Memphis March 6th and March 17th; to Quincy, IL on March 24th; to Kirksville March 5th and March 19th and to Keokuk, IA March 13th. The bus travels to Kahoka each Wednesday. To schedule a ride, simply call the volunteer OATS contact in your community. When […]

Safety Coalition Recognizes Zero Highway Fatalities in Scotland County

Safety Coalition Recognizes Zero Highway Fatalities in Scotland County

In 2014, there were no fatalities on roads in Scotland County, and while “zero” is a good thing to celebrate in this case, the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety and its partners recognize there are many counties throughout northeast Missouri who weren’t as fortunate.  “While we had four counties in northeast Missouri who had zero […]

Wilson Crossing New Bridge

Wilson Crossing New Bridge

MoDOT’s District Bridge Inspector Skip Wilson will be retiring after 30 years and more than 15,000 bridge inspections, including numerous trips to Scotland County.   HANNIBAL – When James “Skip” Wilson drove his ‘74 Vega station wagon to Jefferson City in 1985 to apply for the job in bridge maintenance for MoDOT, he wasn’t sure […]

Bridge Closure May Last 2-3 Years, With More Problems Looming

Bridge Closure May Last 2-3 Years, With More Problems Looming

With 10 times as many bridges needing replaced as there are available funds to pay for the work, MoDOT representatives did not paint a rosy picture for the future of the highway infrastructure in Scotland County during a public meeting held Thursday, December 11th in the Scotland County Commission chambers. Engineer Amy Crawford met with […]

OPEN, CLOSED, OPEN, CLOSED…

OPEN, CLOSED, OPEN, CLOSED…

Route H Bridge North of Arbela in Scotland County Closed Indefinitely Just weeks after announcing the Route H bridge would be repaired and reopened by the end of December, MoDOT has reversed course, announcing this week that those efforts have failed and that the bridge will remain closed. On October 23, the Route H bridge […]

MoDOT, County Will Repair, Reopen Route H Bridge in Scotland County

MoDOT, County Will Repair, Reopen Route H Bridge in Scotland County

After several days of evaluation and review of options, MoDOT and Scotland County will repair the Route H Bridge over the North Wyaconda River in Scotland County just north of Arbela.  “This bridge was closed after the result of a routine inspection, because of its deteriorating condition,” explained Paula Gough, MoDOT Northeast District engineer.  “There […]

MoDOT Closes Route H Bridge North of Arbela

MoDOT Closes Route H Bridge North of Arbela

The result of a routine inspection on the Route H bridge over the North Wyaconda River north of Arbela in Scotland County has determined the bridge to be unsafe and has been closed indefinitely. “The 65 year-old bridge is made primarily of steel and timber and has deteriorated to the point of being unsafe to […]

MoDOT Replaces Culverts on Routes D & M in Scotland County

The Missouri Department of Transportation closed a pair of roadways last week in Scotland County temporarily for culvert replacements. MoDOT crews did culvert work on Route D on October 27th. The road was closed half a mile west of Missouri Route 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the culvert replacement. Crews worked on […]

November OATS Schedule in Scotland County

OATS transportation, which is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin, has announced its November schedule for Scotland County. The bus will travel in town in Memphis on   Friday, November 7th and Tuesday, 18th. There will be no service on November 27th (Thanksgiving Day) or November 28th (Day […]

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