Survey results recently released show only 77 percent of Missourians wear their seat belt, four points below the 2006 national average of 81 percent. Belts
I-70 Truck-only Lanes To Be Studied
Interstate Federally Designated As "Corridor Of The Future"
Rebuilding Interstate 70 across Missouri to include truck-only lanes will be studied as part of a new federal program. The interstate is among six nationwide in a "Corridors Of The Future" program that will look at innovative ways to reduce congestion and improve freight delivery. I-70
Permanent electronic message boards, an online traveler information map and around-the-clock customer service are three new tools MoDOT is offering to help motorists get where they're going quickly and safely.Driving Edge
Believe it or not, Missouri's most visited spots are its highway rest areas. More than 24 million people visit the state's 19 rest areas each year - more people than visit Branson, the Arch and the Lake of the Ozarks combined. Rest Areas
Following in the footsteps of another design-build project across the state, MoDOT and its Kansas City area roundtable partners agreed to a Workforce Utilization Partnering Agreement that will increase the number of socially and economically disadvantaged individuals trained for work on the kcICON project. kcICON
More teens are buckling their seat belts than ever before, but unfortunately hundreds of Missouri teens still die every year in traffic crashes and the large majority of those killed are not buckled up. Teens
Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 16-22. Educational efforts during the week focus attention on the importance of child passenger safety and informing the public about legislation (for transporting children under 8) that took effect in August 2006. Boost
More than 2,000 of Missouri's motor carriers learned the latest in security practices, including how to identify threats and vulnerable areas of their operations, as MoDOT tested a new security project for the Transportation Security Administration. Security
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently discussed MoDOT's 2008 Legislative Agenda. Besides talking about the need for additional revenue to fund transportation beyond 2009, the following proposals were approved:
Travelers now have a one-stop online location for information on Missouri road conditions and work zones. Whether they’re looking for weather-related information, road construction, flooding or incidents on major routes, drivers can go to http://maps.modot.mo.gov/travelerinformation/TravelerInformation.aspx and find out what lies on the road ahead of them. Map
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