Category Archives: Transportation

MoDOT’s Proposed 2017-2021 STIP Adds Two Scotland County Bridge Projects

Written on June 13, 2016 at 1:45 pm, by

An improved funding situation has allowed the Missouri Department of Transportation to increase its ability to take of care of its existing transportation system. This is reflected in the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or “STIP,” which was presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today. Included in the draft STIP is MoDOT’s highest […]

Sheriff’s Office to Join Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown

Written on May 3, 2016 at 11:00 pm, by

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign is joining the National Crackdown in an effort to reduce drunk driving fatalities.  The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign will target substance-impaired drivers. Local and state law enforcement will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide May/Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown […]

Weed Eating the Road to Innovation

Written on May 3, 2016 at 1:14 pm, by

Memphis MoDOT maintenance team brings home two awards for weed eating upgrade. HANNIBAL – Every year, teams of Missouri Department of Transportation employees submit entries for the Innovations Challenge competition. “This is an opportunity for MoDOT employees to bring innovations dedicated toward best practices and being the best value to customers,” explained Amy Crawford, MoDOT’s […]

May OATS Schedule Announced

Written on April 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm, by

The OATS bus will travel from Scotland County to Kirksville on May 12th and May 26th; to Keokuk, IA for medical appointments on May 13th; and to Quincy, Il for medical appointments on May 24th. The bus also will travel each Wednesday to Kahoka and will travel to Memphis May 6th, 9th, 17th, and 31st. […]

Memphis PD to Participate in Youth Seat Belt Enforcement

Written on March 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm, by

The Memphis Police Department announced they are joining with statewide law enforcement March 15-31 for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities. Only 68 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle Eight out […]

Scotland County Route H Bridge Over North Wyaconda River Will Be Replaced

Written on March 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm, by

  The bridge on Scotland County Route H over North Wyaconda River has been added into the Missouri Department of Transportation’s five-year program and approved by the Highway Commission at its meeting March 2 in Jefferson City.  The bridge was closed on October 23, 2014 indefinitely after significant deterioration was found during an inspection. “We […]

Bridge Replacement Planned for Allen Branch Bridge on Route A

Written on February 23, 2016 at 4:26 pm, by

Weather permitting, beginning Monday, February 29th, Scotland County Route A will be closed to traffic for up to 70 calendar days for bridge replacement at Allen Branch Bridge, located 0.8 miles south of U.S. Route 136 near Arbela.  The new bridge will be 24 feet wide, which is 4 feet wider than the existing one. […]

County, MDC Continue Partnership to Maintain Road Access to Conservation Areas

Written on December 22, 2015 at 9:40 pm, by

The Scotland County Commission’s and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s partnership to maintain gravel roads that provide access to Lake ShowMe and the Indian Conservation Area will continue for another year. The commission entered an agreement with MDC that will provide the county nearly $24,000 in assistance to pay for road rock for three county […]

MoDOT Adds Route H Bridge to Scoping Phase for 5-Year Plan  

Written on December 8, 2015 at 12:05 pm, by

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working to reopen the currently closed bridge on Route H in Scotland County. “We have included the bridge in the scoping phase of our five-year transportation plan, but there are still several things that have to be accomplished before we can rebuild this bridge to make it safe,” said […]

McKenna Named New Director of MoDOT

Written on December 2, 2015 at 9:37 am, by

Patrick K. McKenna has been named the new director of MoDOT by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The announcement was made last week at a press conference following the commission’s monthly meeting. “After a nationwide search, the commission knew Mr. McKenna had the vision and experience to lead the department to a new level […]