MoDOT Bridge Inspection Update
A further search of bridge records has identified three additional bridges with deck truss spans -- a similar design to the bridge in Minneapolis. The three additions have multiple span types, one of which is a deck truss. MoDOT will inspect all 11 bridges it is responsible for, and ask neighboring states to inspect the three bridges they are responsible for. Inspections are under way, and will be complete in five weeks. The Hurricane Deck bridge inspection in central Missouri is already complete and found to be safe - Hurricane Deck bridge. Other information is available at Bridge Info
Up-to-date information about the state's efforts to ensure bridge safety can be found on MoDOT's Web site: www.modot.mo.gov/bridgeinspections.
Missouri's innovative plan for fixing 800 of the state's worst bridges will be one of the exhibits featured Aug. 9-19 in the Transportation Exposition Center at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. The Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program is just one of many new displays fair visitors can view in the Highway Gardens. State Fair
Joint Committee on Transportation Funding Forum
The Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight met recently to discuss future transportation funding in Missouri. MoDOT Director Pete Rahn told the crowd of about 300 attending the event that stagnant state funding, lagging federal revenue and increasing construction, maintenance and fuel costs will cause future transportation funding to fall off a cliff in 2010. Newsroom
The percentage of Missourians who said they were satisfied with MoDOT jumped to 79 percent this year, up from 75 percent a year ago. Even better, the percentage of people who are very satisfied with MoDOT rose from 16 percent to almost 25 percent. Survey
MoDOT has initiated the Interstate 44 Purpose and Need Study as one of the first steps to gather detailed information on I-44. I-44
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