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Missouri DOT archaeologists find colonial artifacts near Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 02, 2014

Missouri DOT archaeologists find colonial artifacts near Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis

What do French settlers have in common with St. Louis’ Poplar Street Bridge? Location, for one. Archaeologists with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) have uncovered artifacts dating back to 1764, when French settlers founded the city, near the bridge, St. Louis ...

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Running Shingles the Right Way

Better Roads Staff - Feb 07, 2014

Running Shingles the Right Way

By Daniel C. Brown   Correctly running recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) and reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) at the same time can be a tricky business. The main economic advantage to doing so, of course, is that you replace expensive virgin binder with ...

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VIDEO: Tow plow jacknifes on demand, revolutionizes MoDOT snow removal

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

VIDEO: Tow plow jacknifes on demand, revolutionizes MoDOT snow removal

Last month, during heavy winter storms, two plows traveled down Highway 61 in Missouri, clearing snow from three lanes of traffic. The plows -- a tractor plow followed by a massive tow plow -- gained good roadway coverage with just one ...

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‘Ice balloons’ from the TowPlow inventor (PHOTOS)

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 29, 2014

‘Ice balloons’ from the TowPlow inventor (PHOTOS)

Bob Lannert, a retired Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) official who worked for the agency for 34 years and inventor of the TowPlow, shared photos he took in February 2007 just south to the Morley, Missouri, TowPlow plant. Morley is near ...

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Polar vortex forces transportation changes across U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 06, 2014

Polar vortex forces transportation changes across U.S.

The extremely cold temperatures that began over the weekend in most parts of the U.S. is forcing some state departments of transportation to rethink their winter weather plans. The frigid weather -- which, according to a Huffington Post report, is called ...

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Utah, Missouri honored for America’s top transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 21, 2013

Utah, Missouri honored for America’s top transportation projects

The Utah and Missouri departments of transportation have earned top honors in the 2013 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The American American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced the winners Sunday during the association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. The ...

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ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 10, 2013

ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) presented eight public and private sector organizations with awards for their commitment to promoting safety during the association’s 15th annual “Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards” on September 9 ...

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Top 10 finalists selected for America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 04, 2013

Top 10 finalists selected for America’s Transportation Awards

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have selected 10 state transportation department projects as finalists in the 2013 America's Transportation Awards competition. The top 10 projects are: 1.  Dumbarton Toll Bridge ...

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Crews to install final pieces of Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

Crews to install final pieces of Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge this week

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced Tuesday that the final piece of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge will be installed this week, according to KMOV. MoDOT said crews will install the bridge’s steel girders on Thursday. They will add ...

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Six projects receive mid America regional America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 18, 2013

Six projects receive mid America regional America’s Transportation Awards

Six transportation projects have won awards in the sixth annual mid America regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recognizes transportation projects ...

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MoDOT employs robot to mow roadside grass

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 13, 2013

MoDOT employs robot to mow roadside grass

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has begun using a remote-controlled robot to mow grass on the sides of some highways in the state, according to WMFD. To mow the grass, an MoDOT employee steers the robotic mower with a remote ...

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MoDOT warns against dangerous roadside debris

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 23, 2013

MoDOT warns against dangerous roadside debris

Adopt-A-Highway volunteers in Missouri are seeing an increase in the amount of dangerous discarded materials on roadsides, CBS St. Louis reported. Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) District Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth said the volunteers have seen more guns, cell phones and ...

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