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Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2012

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Getting Better all the Time   America’s structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   They aren’t numbers to throw a party for yet, but once again, the number of structurally deficient (SD) or functionally obsolete (FO) bridges ...

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Pavement work on I-70 in Kansas City begins

Overdrive Staff - Mar 02, 2012

Pavement work will close lanes of I-70 in the Kansas City area beginning Friday, March 2. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, workers will remove damaged concrete and replace it with asphalt in the center lane of westbound I-70 over Manchester Trafficway ...

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Missouri in top five for measuring transportation performance

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 02, 2011

Missouri is one of the top five states in the nation in using performance measures — such as safety, on-time and on-budget construction projects and improved traffic flow — to show taxpayers how their transportation dollars are being spent. A report ...

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MoDOT makes ‘green’ commitment to Route 141 reconstruction project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 25, 2011

“Reduce, reuse, recycle,” was more than an Earth Day statement to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) -- it’s one way the department continues to keep construction environmentally friendly, and save money. Though it may seem somewhat ironic for a process ...

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Missouri DOT creates Statewide Inclusion Advisory Council

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 23, 2010

The Missouri Department of Transportation has created a new council to work closely with the agency to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the areas of employment, procurement and construction. The Statewide Inclusion Advisory Council (SAIC) will consist ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2010

Financial District

Transportation Bill Could Stall Until 2013 By Audrey Dutton Transportation stakeholders expecting a comprehensive bill anytime soon could be disappointed as major legislation reauthorizing federal highway and transit programs could be delayed until 2013, say sources. That could mean a diminished long-term flow ...

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MoDOT offers new Web site for bidding, contracting

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 27, 2010

Contractors, consultants, suppliers, and disadvantaged business enterprises now have one centralized location to visit on the Missouri Department of Transportation's Web site to find bidding and contracting opportunities. At www.modot.org/bidding, the business community will find bidding and ...

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Depression-area bridge replaced by first stimulus project slated for demolition

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 26, 2010

Earlier this month, a brand new bridge over the Osage River on Route 17 in Miller County, Mo., opened to traffic. The project was the first in the nation to get under way as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

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Missouri DOT employee bikes seven states to honor fallen workers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 22, 2010

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Maintenance Crew Leader Kris Sandgren, an avid bicyclist from Springfield, Mo., began a 2,600-mile bicycle journey today to bring attention to the importance of workzone safety and raise money for a Missouri Fallen Workers’ Memorial. “When ...

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Featured Article: Intelligent vehicle systems defy bad weather

Better Roads Staff - Jun 01, 2010

Featured Article: Intelligent vehicle systems defy bad weather

By Tina Grady Barbaccia The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) in partnership with the University of Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute developed a pilot project using an Intelligent Specialty Vehicle System (ISVS) for winter maintenance vehicles. The ISVS ...

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Guard Cables Save 45 Lives Per Year in Missouri

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 27, 2010

Like a safety net, median guard cable is lining more Missouri highways and making them much safer. The steel wire ropes are credited with saving approximately 45 lives per year in the "Show Me State." "Guard cables are saving lives on ...

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Highway Contractor

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2010

Highway Contractor

Inside alternate bidding Missouri Department of Transportation formula creates competition and saves money, too. By Daniel Brown, Contributing Editor   This definitely keeps people on their toes,” says John Donahue, P.E., construction and materials liaison engineer with the Missouri DOT. “We are getting more ...

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