Category Archives: Transportation

School Zone Speed Survey Reveals Some Alarming Numbers

Written on April 23, 2019 at 4:11 pm, by

Nearly half of the motorists entering or leaving the city limits of Memphis on Highway 15 north were found to be out of compliance with the speed limit according to data compiled by the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission’s traffic trailer. The speed monitoring device was placed in the 40 mph speed zone north of […]

County Still Has Holes to Fill Despite Rising Road Rock Expenditures

Written on April 9, 2019 at 5:15 pm, by

Inevitably, a wet spring following a difficult winter, is going to generate some trouble spots in a rural county’s gravel roads system. Scotland County is not immune to such issues, even though local government is expending nearly $400,000 annually on road rock. “Pretty much every year about this time we start hearing complaints, with some […]

Culvert Replacements Will Temporarily Close Routes in Scotland County

Written on March 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm, by

Weather permitting, MoDOT will be doing the following work route in Scotland County. Please see the dates and locations below. Scotland County Route N will be closed from Scotland County Route H to CRD 712 for culvert work on March 25th. Work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day. Scotland County […]

Governor Parson Leads Statewide Infrastructure Effort to ‘Focus on Bridges’

Written on February 19, 2019 at 5:05 pm, by

This week, Governor Mike Parson plans to visit 5 of the 250 bridges scheduled for immediate repair or replacement if his administration’s proposed funding program is passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year. The Governor first outlined the statewide bridge infrastructure program in the State of the State address on January 16. In that […]

Briggs Smith Memorial Airport Pursuing Runway Reconstruction Project for 2020

Written on October 17, 2018 at 2:58 pm, by

With deteriorating surface conditions on the existing runway, a new landing surface has become a top priority for the Briggs Smith Memorial Airport west of Memphis. The City of Memphis is currently working to secure federal funding that would allow the construction of a new runway at the facility, possibly as soon as 2020. Through […]

Chip and Seal Road Maintenance Plan Discussed by City Council

Written on October 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm, by

Complaints regarding residual debris and messy driving conditions brought the city’s chip and seal street maintenance system under fire at the October 4th Memphis City Council Meeting. The board of aldermen discussed ongoing complaints from citizens regarding road oil, dust and other vehicle concerns while city crews are performing the annual maintenance work on east […]

Engineering Firm Hired to Pursue Sidewalk Grant

Written on October 11, 2018 at 2:36 pm, by

A proposed $300,000 project to construct sidewalks that would connect the Memphis City Square to the Scotland County Fitness Center, officially got off the ground this week as the Memphis City Council entered an agreement with a Hannibal engineering firm to pursue grant funding through the Missouri Department of Transportation. The board of aldermen approved […]

Board of Alderman Agree to Pursue Supplemental Grant Funding for Airport Runway Resurfacing

Written on October 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; citizens Maxine Cook and […]

Highway 15 Coalition Pursuing City Financing for Startup Costs

Written on September 12, 2018 at 1:46 pm, by

In an effort to jump start a proposed project to add shoulders to Highway 15 in Scotland County, local representatives of the Highway 15 Coalition met with the Memphis City Council on September 6th to propose a funding partnership with the city. Dr. Jeff Davis along with Derek Weber and Lucinda Clubb of Northeast Regional […]

Culvert Replacement to Close Route U on September 11th

Written on September 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm, by

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, September 11 MoDOT crews will replace a culvert pipe on Route U in Scotland County. The road will be closed between CR 165 and CR 158 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use alternate routes and always obey all work zone signs and personnel.  Also, please put down your cell […]