Category Archives: Transportation

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 […]

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. […]