Category Archives: Transportation

Railroad Crossing Work Rescheduled This Weekend

Written on June 25, 2019 at 10:42 am, by

Weather permitting, June 29th and 30th, BNSF Railway will be doing work at the railroad crossing located on Route A in Scotland County. The road will be closed at the intersection of route A and Route U in Gorin. The continuous closure is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. on June 29 to 5:00 p.m. on June […]

OATS Announces Fare Increases for NEMO Routes

Written on June 18, 2019 at 12:24 pm, by

OATS Transit has announced it will be increasing fares this summer on some of its routes.  The fare increases will affect the general public riding in the following counties- Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Warren Counties. This change is being made to help offset […]

Route P to Close June 3-4 For Resurfacing

Written on May 27, 2019 at 8:59 pm, by

Weather permitting, MoDOT will be do work in Scotland and Clark Counties on several lettered routes. Scotland County Route A will be reduced to one lane of traffic on May 28-30, from one mile each side of the BNSF Railroad Bridge for bridge maintenance. The work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. […]

School Zone Speed Survey Reveals Some Alarming Numbers

Written on April 23, 2019 at 4:11 pm, by

Nearly half of the motorists entering or leaving the city limits of Memphis on Highway 15 north were found to be out of compliance with the speed limit according to data compiled by the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission’s traffic trailer. The speed monitoring device was placed in the 40 mph speed zone north of […]

County Still Has Holes to Fill Despite Rising Road Rock Expenditures

Written on April 9, 2019 at 5:15 pm, by

Inevitably, a wet spring following a difficult winter, is going to generate some trouble spots in a rural county’s gravel roads system. Scotland County is not immune to such issues, even though local government is expending nearly $400,000 annually on road rock. “Pretty much every year about this time we start hearing complaints, with some […]

Culvert Replacements Will Temporarily Close Routes in Scotland County

Written on March 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm, by

Weather permitting, MoDOT will be doing the following work route in Scotland County. Please see the dates and locations below. Scotland County Route N will be closed from Scotland County Route H to CRD 712 for culvert work on March 25th. Work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day. Scotland County […]

Governor Parson Leads Statewide Infrastructure Effort to ‘Focus on Bridges’

Written on February 19, 2019 at 5:05 pm, by

This week, Governor Mike Parson plans to visit 5 of the 250 bridges scheduled for immediate repair or replacement if his administration’s proposed funding program is passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year. The Governor first outlined the statewide bridge infrastructure program in the State of the State address on January 16. In that […]

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 […]