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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 […]

Scotland County Oats Bus Committee Meets

The Scotland County Oats Bus meeting was held at the Nutrition Site on April 2, 2015.  Those present were  Janessa Matheny, Peggy Garrett, Willy, Lavaughn Ketchum, Patti Brookhart, Barbara Cantril, Benji Briggs, Clifford Ketchum, bus driver and Sheree Webb, area manager from Macon. The meeting was opened by chairman, Patti Brookhart and all recited the […]

Culvert Replacement Planned for Route JJ in Scotland County

Culvert Replacement Planned for Route JJ in Scotland County

MACON – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will close the following routes in Schuyler and Scotland Counties for culvert replacements on the dates and times indicated. Motorists should plan their schedules accordingly and use alternate routes. Route D (Schuyler) – Mar. 30, road closed between Schuyler County Route A to Garrett Avenue for culvert replacement; work […]

March OATS Schedule in Scotland County

The OATS bus will travel from Scotland County to Memphis March 6th and March 17th; to Quincy, IL on March 24th; to Kirksville March 5th and March 19th and to Keokuk, IA March 13th. The bus travels to Kahoka each Wednesday. To schedule a ride, simply call the volunteer OATS contact in your community. When […]

Safety Coalition Recognizes Zero Highway Fatalities in Scotland County

Safety Coalition Recognizes Zero Highway Fatalities in Scotland County

In 2014, there were no fatalities on roads in Scotland County, and while “zero” is a good thing to celebrate in this case, the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety and its partners recognize there are many counties throughout northeast Missouri who weren’t as fortunate.  “While we had four counties in northeast Missouri who had zero […]

Wilson Crossing New Bridge

Wilson Crossing New Bridge

MoDOT’s District Bridge Inspector Skip Wilson will be retiring after 30 years and more than 15,000 bridge inspections, including numerous trips to Scotland County.   HANNIBAL – When James “Skip” Wilson drove his ‘74 Vega station wagon to Jefferson City in 1985 to apply for the job in bridge maintenance for MoDOT, he wasn’t sure […]

Bridge Closure May Last 2-3 Years, With More Problems Looming

Bridge Closure May Last 2-3 Years, With More Problems Looming

With 10 times as many bridges needing replaced as there are available funds to pay for the work, MoDOT representatives did not paint a rosy picture for the future of the highway infrastructure in Scotland County during a public meeting held Thursday, December 11th in the Scotland County Commission chambers. Engineer Amy Crawford met with […]

OPEN, CLOSED, OPEN, CLOSED…

OPEN, CLOSED, OPEN, CLOSED…

Route H Bridge North of Arbela in Scotland County Closed Indefinitely Just weeks after announcing the Route H bridge would be repaired and reopened by the end of December, MoDOT has reversed course, announcing this week that those efforts have failed and that the bridge will remain closed. On October 23, the Route H bridge […]

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