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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 […]



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 […]

Dynamic Message Signs Raise Awareness for Safe Driving

Dynamic Message Signs Raise Awareness for Safe Driving

JEFFERSON CITY – Last year, 757 people were killed in vehicle crashes on Missouri highways.  To date in 2014, there have been 550 deaths.  Speeding, impaired driving, not wearing seatbelts and distracted driving are some of the leading causes.  In a new effort to warn drivers to focus on the road, the Missouri Department of […]

Watch For Deer!

Watch For Deer!

Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active this time of year, and to please be especially vigilant during evening and early dawn hours. Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may […]

MoDOT Performing  Sealing Work on 136

MACON – Weather permitting, Thursday, September 4, MoDOT crews will be doing sealing operations on US 136 west with one lane traffic at various locations between US 63 and Route N.  Crews will be working from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Signs will be in place to alert motorists of the work zone. Construction equipment will be entering and exiting […]

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