Category Archives: Transportation

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 […]

MoDOT Bridge Maintenance to Close Route B August 13-23

Written on August 7, 2018 at 9:38 pm, by

Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing bridge maintenance on Route B in Scotland County August 13-23. The road will be closed from Route JJ to Route CC. The closure will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. on August 13 until 4:00 p.m. on August 23 including nights and weekends. Motorists will need to use […]

Cinder Seal Overlay Operations to Close Route JJ in Scotland County

Written on July 31, 2018 at 6:41 pm, by

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing cinder seal overlay operations on Route JJ in Scotland County. The road will be closed on August 6 from Scotland County Route B to Scotland County Route N. Work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during […]

U.S. Route 27/61 in Clark, Lewis Counties to Undergo Improvement Projects

Written on May 31, 2018 at 11:15 am, by

Weather permitting, June 4th, U.S. Route 27/61 in Clark and Lewis Counties will begin to undergo improvement projects. One project will consist of cold milling and resurfacing sections of U.S. 61 from the Iowa State Line to U.S. Route 27 at Running Fox Elementary School. Milling and resurfacing will also occur on U.S. 27 southbound […]

Road Work Will Temporarily Close Several Routes in Scotland County

Written on May 3, 2018 at 9:14 am, by

Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing overlay road work in Scotland County next week. Work will be done on Route DD on May 7, with the road closed from Scotland County Route C to the end of Route DD for overlay work. Work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. On May […]