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County Still Awaiting Word on Disaster Declaration

County Still Awaiting Word on Disaster Declaration

On Wednesday, the Scotland County Commission said it can wait no longer. The Commission ordered the replacement of a culvert on County Road #861.  The site is awaiting approval for FEMA disaster assistance, but the commission deemed the road issue to be too dangerous to wait any longer. Several major storm-related repairs have remained on […]

Scotland County Shutout on Transportation Improvements in MoDOT’s 2016-2020 STIP

Scotland County Shutout on Transportation Improvements in MoDOT’s 2016-2020 STIP

With the Missouri Department of Transportation’s budget continuing to dwindle, the top tier of northeast Missouri counties are seeing their piece of the pie disappear in the recently approved State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). The Missouri Transportation Commission approved the 2016-2020 STIP, which outlines major projects for the next five MoDOT budget years. If you […]

MoDOT Closes Another Scotland County Bridge

MoDOT Closes Another Scotland County Bridge

  The Missouri Route W bridge over the  Middle Fabius River was closed indefinitely on Friday by the Missouri Department of Transportation due to flood damage.   HANNIBAL – The bridge over the Middle Fabius River on Missouri Route W in Scotland County west of Rutledge, has been closed indefinitely. With all the recent flooding, […]

Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety to Hold Quarterly Meeting

The Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, July 1 at the OATS Facility, 3006 Jims Road in Macon, MO. The meeting is co-hosted by the Macon County Health Department and will begin at 10:30 a.m. for all organizations and individuals interested in learning how the Coalition can support efforts […]

City Council Says No to $500,000 Taxiway Project at Airport

City Council Says No to $500,000 Taxiway Project at Airport

With a price tag of more than half a million dollars, a proposed taxilane pavement project at Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport in Scotland County has once again been voted down by the Memphis City Council. On June 11th the board of aldermen voted 4-0 not to proceed with the project that would have constructed new taxiways […]

Resurfacing on Highway 136 to Begin Next Week

Resurfacing on Highway 136 to Begin Next Week

Weather permitting, the Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, W.L. Miller, were to begin work on US 136 in Clark and Scotland counties Monday, June 15. The project involves resurfacing 31 miles of the road, replacing guard rails and a box culvert, as well as sidewalk improvements between Market Street and Ridge Street in […]

State Transportation Program Focuses on Fewer Projects, Taking Care of Roads and Bridges

State Transportation Program Focuses on Fewer Projects, Taking Care of Roads and Bridges

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri’s investment in its roads and bridges continues to shrink, and that means fewer projects to keep them in good condition. As it does each year, the Missouri Department of Transportation has released its draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for public review and comment. The STIP lists all transportation projects […]

Troop B Officers to Participate in Enforcement Programs Over Memorial Day Weekend

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces upcoming plans for Troop B officers to participate in Operation C.A.R.E. and 20-Mile Trooper enforcement programs over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. This means […]

Is MoDOT Funding Shortfall Paving Way for Return to Gravel Roads?

Is MoDOT Funding Shortfall Paving Way for Return to Gravel Roads?

A now infamous article in one of the state’s urban newspapers once labeled rural highways as “Roads to Nowhere”. If something doesn’t change in Missouri’s transportation funding picture, the headlines may soon be reading more like “No Roads to Anywhere”. In January this year the Missouri Department of Transportation announced the new 325 System. This […]

MoDOT Work Planned for Routes M, N

MoDOT Work Planned for Routes M, N

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be completing work on Route M and Route N in Scotland County next week. Work is scheduled on Route M on Monday, May 4, with traffic reduced to one lane starting at 8:00 a.m. Shoulder work will be done from Route MM to three miles south of Route […]

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