Category Archives: Transportation

MoDOT to Replace Culverts on Several Scotland County Routes

Written on August 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm, by

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will temporarily close several routes in Scotland County for culvert replacements. Route H will be closed August 18 from MO 15 to Route Z for culvert replacement between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Route H will be closed August 22 from Route N to the bridge reconstruction project for […]

Memphis Police Department Adding Spike Strips to Stop Chases

Written on August 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm, by

After seeing the effectiveness of road spikes first hand recently, the Memphis City Police Department has added two sets of the tools to its patrol trucks for deployment in aiding the stoppage of future vehicle chases. While high-speed chases may not be highly likely in the City, the key factor for the purchase was preventing […]

Work Begins Next Week to Replace Route H Bridge

Written on August 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm, by

MACON – Work will begin early next week to replace the currently closed bridge on Route H in Scotland County over the Wyaconda River.  Bleigh Construction of Palmyra, MO was awarded the contract to remove the old bridge and build a new one in the same location in the amount of $820,042.20. The bridge was […]

Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety to Hold Quarterly Meeting in Edina

Written on August 4, 2016 at 1:39 pm, by

The Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, August 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 707 N. Main Street, in Edina. The meeting will begin 10:30 a.m. Lunch is being provided by a partner of the Coalition, the NEMO Regional Planning Commission. “The Coalition is a statewide effort to […]

Sealing Operations Will Temporarily Close Route B

Written on July 27, 2016 at 9:19 am, by

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, August 1, MoDOT crews will temporarily close Scotland County Route B between the Iowa state line and U.S. 136 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for sealing operations. Please use alternate routes during this time. Again, this work is weather dependent and could be delayed or rescheduled. For more information contact […]

Scotland County Oats Bus Holds July Meeting

Written on July 19, 2016 at 7:25 pm, by

The Scotland County Oats Bus meeting was held July 11, 2016 at the Nutrition Site.  Those present were Patti Brookhart, Lavaughn Ketchum, Benji Briggs, Barbara Cantril, Janessa Mathena and daughter Mary, and Clifford Ketchum, bus driver. The meeting was called to order by chairman, Patti Brookhart and she also gave the prayer. Roll Call and […]

Sealing Operations Planned for Several Routes in Scotland County

Written on July 19, 2016 at 10:48 am, by

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing work on several routes in Scotland County as the month of July comes to a close. Four different routes will be sealed during the maintenance work set to start Monday, July 25th. The process will begin on Route U on July 25th with the road scheduled […]

Transportation Commission Approves MoDOT’s New Five-Year Construction Plan

Written on July 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm, by

  Two Scotland County bridges will be replaced but no money is earmarked for resurfacing Highway 15 or 136. Several highway resurfacing projects and bridge repairs or replacements are just a few of the projects now funded in Missouri’s five-year Statewide Transportation Program, or STIP.  The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the STIP at […]

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 […]