Missouri Lit Orange During Work Zone Safety Week
From the Ferris wheel at Six Flags in St. Louis to the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, landmarks and MoDOT buildings around the state were lit orange last week from April 2-6 in recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which marks the start of another big season of highway construction. The message to motorists was clear, "Drive Smart to Stay Alive" and "Slow Down in Work Zones - It's the Law." Orange
New Work Zone Map Helps Motorists Plan Their Trip
To help motorists prepare for another busy work zone season, MoDOT has just released its 2007 Missouri Highway Work Zone Map. The free map details 160 major construction sites across the state. Map
Help Make Missouri Beautiful During the No More Trash! Bash
Take a few hours to make Missouri beautiful this April during the No MOre Trash! Bash by joining thousands of volunteers to clean up Missouri and work toward a litter-free state. It's easy to help during the annual Bash by either scheduling your own pickup or attending local or state cleanup events. No MOre Trash!
You’re Invited… to the 2007 Earth Day Celebration!
Anyone who supports making Missouri a litter-free state is invited to attend the Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 20, at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. The celebration, which is sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources, is one of the many events during April’s No MOre Trash! Bash. Visit www.dnr.mo.gov for more information.
MoDOT Complies with Executive Order Regarding Legal Workers
Gov. Matt Blunt enacted Executive Order 07-13 to ensure all state workers are legally eligible to work in the United States. The order also affects contractors working with state agencies. Workers
Primary Safety Belt Bill In Its Second Inning in the House
On April 4, Rep. Neal St. Onge (R-Ellington) presented House Bill 90 to the House Chamber for full debate and consideration. In his comments, the representative stated that 68 percent of people killed in traffic crashes were not buckled up. A primary enforcement law will save lives at no cost to the state. After over two hours of debate on a proposed amendment, House leadership laid the bill over for further debate at a later date, and the bill moves to the third inning of the game. Primary
Work Zone Safety Funded in the Transportation Program
The department’s five-year construction program, called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, is providing funds for city, county and state law enforcement officers to monitor work zones. Work Zone Safety
Improving Work Zones
With more than 1,000 work zones statewide again this year, MoDOT continues to improve practices and materials for better work zones. New safety vests, sign covers and flagger assistance devices will improve work zone safety and increase productivity. Better Zones
Plan Your Trip With MoDOT’s Online Work Zone Locator Map
More than 1,000 active work zones are planned this year on Missouri highways. To keep these work zones safe, MoDOT wants travelers to plan their route by using the online Work Zone Locator Map at www.modot.org/workzonemap.
Check Out the April Connections
The latest issue of Connections, MoDOT's monthly employee newsletter, is now online. For some of the latest statewide and district news, make the connection! Connections Online
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