Andy Mueller

Leonard Toenjes
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Contractors, the projects they create and the economic impact those bring are on display this week in Greene County and throughout the state.

On Tuesday, officials gathered near the Route 65 bridge over Lake Springfield to celebrate BUILDMO Week 2016.

Crews began this spring work to widen the highway from four to six lanes between Route 60 and the Greene/Christian County line. Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce President Matt Morrow says that every $1 invested in these types of transportation projects equals $4 in economic impact.

Monday night’s snowfall dumped an additional four inches on top of previous accumulations, with temperatures remaining below the freezing mark. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports on how MoDOT and the areas it serves are handling the winter surge.