Tag Archives: bridges

County Continuing to Upgrade Aged Bridge Inventory

Is the glass half full or half empty? The recent 2019 Scotland County Bridge summary in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Transportation offered some numbers for local constituents that may quench their thirst or waiting for a refill. With seven structures over 50 years in age the county has some work to be done. […]

Additional Highway Funding Could Expedite Several Scotland County Projects

With approximately $350 million in additional funding to work with, the Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking local input to help earmark the budget increase for next year. MoDOT officials met with the Northeast Missouri Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) at the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission conference room on June 19th to discuss the estimated […]

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

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 […]

Voters Asked to Renew County Road and Bridge Sales Tax

For more than 20 years Scotland County residents have been paying a half cent sales tax to help fund the road and bridge department’s capital projects, such as building new bridges and purchasing equipment. On April 4th, voters will be asked once again to renew the tax, which was first implemented in 1985. Since 1997, […]

Transportation Commission Approves MoDOT’s New Five-Year Construction Plan

  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

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 […]

MoDOT Adds Route H Bridge to Scoping Phase for 5-Year Plan  

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working to reopen the currently closed bridge on Route H in Scotland County. “We have included the bridge in the scoping phase of our five-year transportation plan, but there are still several things that have to be accomplished before we can rebuild this bridge to make it safe,” said […]

County Caps Off $1.5 Million Bridge Projects With Two Grand Openings

Scotland County’s two newest bridges were officially opened to traffic on Wednesday, November 4th as the Scotland County Commission and other county officials joined representatives of the engineering and construction firms for ribbon cuttings on the two new crossings. Bridge 375-00041, also known as the “Small Bridge” was opened at 10:30 a.m. The new three-span […]

Route W Bridge Reopens Amidst Release of County’s Bridge Assessment

The bridge over the Middle Fabius River on Missouri Route W in Scotland County west of Rutledge, is now open to traffic, after previously being closed due to flood damage. MoDOT announced on August 6th that the bridge was again open after being closed for approximately a week for repairs. The report comes amidst a […]

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 […]