A meeting today (4/5) in Republic focuses on railroad crossing safety between that city and Marionville to the west.

The Missouri Department of Transportation gathered feedback from railroad surveys and at two public meetings in 2017.  That information has been used by MODOT, working with an engineering consultant, to develop initial safety alternatives for rail crossings.

The public will be able to review the feedback and learn about the proposed safety measures during the meeting today from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Republic Community Center, 711 E. Miller Rd.

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Missouri’s latest airport directory is now available from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The free directory contains descriptions and aerial photographs of all 122 public-use airports across the Show-Me State, according to a press release from MoDOT. It also includes information about area attractions and services.

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A project to lengthen nine interchange ramps on I-44 between Glenstone and West Bypass begins today.  And the Missouri Department of Transportation says drivers can expect nighttime lane closings and possible ramp closings.

The traffic impacts will take place at night between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  According to MODOT, all lanes and interchange ramps are scheduled to be open during daytime hours. 

The project had a delayed start until the Route 65: THE REBUILD project was largely completed. 

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Next week’s total solar eclipse that will be visible in parts of Missouri is generating lots of excitement, as well as unique challenges for safety officials.

“Missouri is expecting anywhere between 300,000 and 1.2 million out of state guests. MoDOT has been working with a state-wide coalition of departments to prepare for this influx of people,” says Matt Hiebert, assistant communications director with the Missouri Department of Transportation.


Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville has received the National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America. The $35 million project brought safety improvements to a four-mile section of Route 60 in Rogersville.

It now competes nationally for the Project of the Year.