ST. LOUIS (AP) — Heavy rains have caused rivers and creeks to rise across much of Missouri, flooding thousands of acres of agricultural land and closing several roads.
Damaged Missouri highway reopens with limited speeds
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri highway damaged by a Panhandle Eastern Pipeline explosion has reopened with a reduced speed limit.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said in a...
Some Missouri schools cancel classes after winter blast
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another round of winter weather is closing schools in Missouri.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory across a large swath of Missouri on...
The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local):
A 15-vehicle crash has blocked a section of Interstate 55 in southeastern Missouri as snow from a massive winter storm swept through the area and slicked roads.
Pileup on I-55 in Missouri as weather turns to snow
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri roads officials say a 15-vehicle crash has blocked a section of Interstate 55 on the southeastern side of the state as snow swept through the area and slicked roads.
2 Missouri transportation workers injured in crash
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri Department of Transportation workers were injured after a car struck one of them and a maintenance truck in northwest Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the collision happened Wednesday morning on a rural road in Clay County.
The patrol says a car hit a worker who was standing behind the maintenance truck. The state transportation department says the worker was pinned under the vehicle until crew members were able to move it.
No takers for historic southwest Missouri bridge
WEBB CITY, Mo. (AP) — No one wants an eight-decade-old southwest Missouri bridge that state transportation officials were giving away for free.
Missouri to give away historic bridge for free, with catch
HERCULANEUM, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Transportation is giving away a Jefferson County bridge that was built during the Great Depression for free, but the offer comes with a catch.
Storm dumps up to 9 inches in Missouri, canceling classes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A winter snowstorm has coated roads across northern Missouri, closing dozens of school districts and some colleges.
The National Weather Service says that 3 to 9 inches fell across northern Missouri on Sunday.
On Monday, the University of Central Missouri and State Fair Community College in Boonville canceled classes, and the University of Missouri announced that it won't open until noon. Among the school districts to call off classes are Boonville and Lee's Summit.
Floodwaters close roads, drench low-lying areas
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rain-soaked rivers and creeks continue rising in Missouri, closing more than 80 roads and inundating farmland.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says the road closures are mostly in the northwest part of the state, where nearly two dozen counties are under a flood warning.
Prosecutor: No charges on Missouri work with trucking firm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor on Thursday announced he won't press charges related to allegations of conflicts of interest between state agencies and a trucking technology company.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A concrete bridge railing in St. Louis was deteriorating before a car struck it and caused a chunk of concrete to fall, killing a driver below, according to a state inspection report.
City officials on Wednesday released a 2017 report from the Missouri Department of Transportation, which called the underside of the bridge "basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement."
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri auditor said Thursday that she's turning over records to authorities after her office found evidence of conflicts of interests between state agencies and a trucking technology company.
Missouri bill would give total ban on texting and driving
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri bill would put a blanket ban on using devices like cell phones and GPS receivers while driving.
The Columbia Missourian reports that the bill proposed by Republican Sen. Bob Dixon was heard Thursday by the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee.
Contractor for transportation department dies near St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a contractor for the Missouri Department of Transportation was electrocuted while working along Interstate 44 in St. Louis.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the man was operating a boom truck underneath a power line Wednesday morning in eastbound lanes of the interstate. Patrol spokesman Dallas Thompson said the truck hit a power line. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The contractor's name and the company he worked for have not been released.
MoDOT digital message boards taking funnier approach
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Public service announcements on those electronic message boards along Missouri's interstate highways are getting cheekier as time goes by.
The signs are mostly used to alert drivers to road closures, work zones and accidents, but since 2009 the Missouri Department of Transportation has also used them for reminders about safe driving.
At first, MoDOT stuck to the basics: Don't drink and drive. Don't litter.
Missouri group considers Hyperloop transportation route
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has re-emerged as a potential location for a Hyperloop track despite not earning a spot last month in a top 10 list of possible future routes for the mode of transportation.
Hyperloop technology comprises a tubular track through which a train-like pod carrying passengers or cargo travels at high speeds. Tech mogul Elon Musk of SpaceX initially proposed the Hyperloop, but several companies have since sprung up to further the technology.
Construction to begin on new bridge in northeast Missouri
LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) — Construction is about to begin on a new Mississippi River bridge at Louisiana, Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said Thursday that a groundbreaking ceremony will be Sept. 8 in Louisiana, a town of 3,300 residents 100 miles north of St. Louis.
The new Champ Clark Bridge will replace the old, narrow bridge with the same name that has stood since 1928. The bridge has been forced to close for repair several times in recent years.
PITTSFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An 89-year-old bridge that spans from Missouri to Illinois is expected to be replaced by fall 2019.
Missouri Department of Transportation Project Director Keith Killen tells the Quincy Daily Herald-Whig (http://bit.ly/2urH1lq ) the new bridge replacing Champ Clark Bridge will have nearly 4-meter wide lanes with 3-meter shoulders. It'll be elevated to avoid flooding issues.
Bridge over Interstate 270 near St. Louis closed
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A bridge over Interstate 270 near St. Louis will be closed for the next three months.
The Missouri Department of Transportation and St. Louis Bridge closed the Big Bend Bridge Wednesday night.
The transportation department says the bridge was closed so crews can remove and replace the bridge deck.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is turning over information to the state attorney general for a review of its involvement with a trucking technology company.
The Highway Patrol on Thursday announced it's cooperating with Attorney General Josh Hawley. The patrol and the Missouri Department of Transportation are under scrutiny for potential conflicts of interest because officials served on the board of the nonprofit HELP Inc.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Roads are gradually reopening across the state as floodwaters recede in many areas.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says 126 roads are closed Monday, down from a high of 384 at the peak of the flooding. Most of the closures are concentrated in the southern half of the state and along the Mississippi River.
ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — A busy stretch of Interstate 55 in the St. Louis area has reopened after the Meramec River crested in the area.
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced the reopening of southbound lanes of the interstate in Arnold in a news release Thursday. The reopening will allow traffic from St. Louis to Jefferson County to resume. Northbound lanes of the interstate remained open Wednesday, even as the southbound lanes closed because of flooding.
Report finds deficient bridges in NE Kansas, NW Missouri
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of bridges in northwest Missouri and northeastern Kansas are being called "structurally deficient."
The St. Joseph News-Press (http://bit.ly/2mCFLYS ) reports that the National Bridge Inventory Database defines a structurally deficient bridge as having one or more structural defects that require attention. It doesn't mean the bridges are unsafe for driving and does not identify the severity of the deficiency.
Oil pipeline leak reported in southwest Missouri
NICKELVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri county highway is expected to be closed until Thursday as crews clean up an oil pipeline spill.
Enbridge Energy said Sunday that nearly 200 barrels of oil leaked from a pipeline at its pump station near Nickeville in Lawrence County.
Missouri’s struggles to pay for road, bridge repairs
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have struggled to find a way to pay for repairs along thousands of miles of highways and bridges, and it's unclear if that might change in the near future.
State funding for road and bridge repairs has fallen from $1.3 billion in 2009 to about $800 million by 2017, The Kansas City Star reported (http://j.mp/2fM2cqF). And it doesn't look like Missouri voters would approve a tax hike to pay for the repairs.
Complaints lead MoDOT to remove tree decorations
PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A campaign is underway to restore holiday decorations that were removed from trees along a suburban Kansas City highway.
KMBC-TV (http://bit.ly/2gHxe4J ) reports that the decorations were taken down after the Missouri Department of Transportation received a complaint. For 30 years, a group has decorated the trees along Missouri 9, leading to Parkville's historic downtown.
Crash with 3 big rigs snarls I70 traffic in eastern Missouri
DANVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Eastbound traffic is flowing again on Interstate 70 after a Missouri crash stalled traffic for more than three hours.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says the crash happened near the town of Danville, closing both eastbound lanes. The closure started at 4:15 a.m. Friday, with the eastbound lanes reopening just before 8 a.m.
Missouri gubernatorial candidates on financial issues
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens will face off Nov. 8 in Missouri's gubernatorial election. The Associated Press asked the candidates about several high-profile state revenue and spending issues. Here's how they responded:
Do you believe Missouri needs to raise more money for highway maintenance and improvements and, if so, how would you pay for it?
Millions of bees in traffic accident near Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drivers along an interstate north of Kansas City were told to be on the lookout for an unusual traffic hazard after a semi-trailer truck loaded with honeybees overturned.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said the accident occurred Friday on Interstate 435. No serious injuries were reported.
The Transportation Department initially said the truck was carrying about 40,000 bees.
80-year-old driver charged in death of Missouri road worker
WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — An 80-year-old driver has been charged with striking and killing a Missouri Department of Transportation worker in eastern Missouri's Franklin County.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2bHDZzP ) reports that Norman Haimila, of Hermann, was charged last month with second-degree assault and driving without insurance. No attorney is listed for Haimila in online court records.
Missouri River bridge opening delayed
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State transportation officials say it will take longer than expected to finish work on the Missouri River Bridge at Jefferson City.
The Jefferson City New reports (http://j.mp/2aEO2ut ) the work to repaint the westbound Missouri River Bridge at Jefferson City started in April.
Missouri Department of Transportation state bridge engineer Dennis Heckman says the issue is more rust spots need to be repaired...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drivers who get angry when other motorists wait until the last possible moment to merge in construction zones need to reconsider their long-held notions of highway courtesy, transportation officials in a growing number of states are concluding.
Transportation departments in Missouri and Kansas have joined Minnesota and Washington in urging drivers to use the "zipper merge" method when approaching lane closures, most often associated with road...