Made in the shade -- Under the Trees for Tomorrow program, MoDOT and its partner, the Missouri Department of Conservation, is providing half a million trees a year to youth groups throughout the state through 2012. The program helps replace trees taken down during highway construction
Warm-Mix Asphalt --
The Missouri Department of Transportation is embracing a new roadway technology called warm-mix asphalt that increases pavement life, is easier on the environment and saves money. Find out more.
Elect to protect --- When designing projects MoDOT keeps sensitive species and habitats in mind. Since 2005, 73 projects have been completed using measures to ensure the safety of dozens of protected wildlife species and vegetation.
Replace the space -- MoDOT replaced wetlands at a rate of three acres to one on projects built since 2007.
It's on the web -- To conserve energy and paper, MoDOT has begun providing project plans via the Internet, a move that will save about $200,000 a year.
From Tires to Fuel -- MoDOT crews clean up more than 80,000 car tires – about 600 tons – that are left on state highways every year. These tires are ground up and used as fuel for power plants.