Tag Archives: Highway 15

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 […]

School Zone Speed Survey Reveals Some Alarming Numbers

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 […]

Memphis Man Hurt in Crash on Highway 15

A Memphis man sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 15 south of Memphis. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Travis B. Martin, 31, of Memphis, was southbound in a 2006 Mazda 3 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle […]

LaBelle Man Killed in Crash on Highway 15

A three-vehicle accident in Scotland County at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 26th claimed the life of a LaBelle man and seriously injured another motorist. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on Highway 15, three miles south of Memphis. Law enforcement indicated the accident occurred as a northbound 2000 Chevrolet Monte […]

Texas Driver Air Evac-ed From Crash Scene

A Texas motorist was flown from the scene of a three-vehicle accident in rural Scotland County on Thursday, July 19th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bradley P. Edmonds, 57, of Corpus Christi, TX, was flown by Air Evac helicopter from the scene of the crash on Highway 15, three miles north of Memphis. […]

Highway 15 Coalition Hears From Successful Taxing Entities

The push continues to create some form of special funding body to raise $1 million locally to construct shoulders on Highway 15 in Scotland County.   Interested parties seeking to improve Highway 15 in Scotland County gathered on February 15th at the board room at the Northeast Regional Planning Commission office to hear from a […]

Quincy Man Hurt in Crash on Highway 15 Near Memphis

A Quincy man suffered moderate injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 15 north of Memphis at 10:25 a.m. on Saturday, February 17th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Beau Becraft, 29, of Quincy, IL, was southbound on Highway 15 just north of Memphis when the 2004 Buick LeSabre he was driving, ran off […]

Highway 15 Coalition Targeting MoDOT 50% Cost-Share Program to Improve Route

Faced with a gloomy financial outlook for the state transportation department that makes improvements to Highway 15 in Scotland County highly unlikely, local advocates for upgrading one of the main transportation routes in the county are considering taking the matter into their own hands. The recently formed Highway 15 Coalition has already discussed forming a […]

Petition Calls for Highway 15 Improvements North of Memphis

A rash of recent traffic accidents on Highway 15 north of town has led a local veterinarian to start a petition drive to drive to get improvements on the road. Larry Wiggins, DMV, recently started a local petition drive and already has more than 200 signatures on the paperwork that is calling on the Missouri […]

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 […]