Latest Missouri Department of Transportation News

2 southeastern Missouri bridges among 8 state is giving away

Aug. 24, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — In the market for a bridge? There are two in southeastern Missouri, free for the taking. Television station KFVS reports that the Missouri Department of Transportation is giving two old bridges — one at Poplar Bluff and the other near Leeper. They are among eight bridges the...

State gets $81 million grant for Missouri River bridge

Jul. 22, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

ROCHPORT, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Transportation will receive an $81 million federal grant to help pay for replacement of the Interstate 70 bridge over the Missouri River near Rocheport. Republican members of Missouri's congressional delegation announced Monday the state will receive the...

New flooding concerns in Missouri after latest rain

Jul. 22, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — Another round of rain is causing more headaches in flood-weary Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation says about three dozen roads are closed, mostly in the St. Louis area. In the suburb of Eureka, about a dozen businesses took on water early Monday after more than 5 inches...

Officials warn drivers to watch out for pavement 'blowups'

Jul. 19, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials are warning drivers to be on the lookout for pavement "blowups" as temperatures soar. The Missouri Department of Transportation says the problem happens when the road surface expands at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in. KMBC-TV reports that the crack...

Big rig spills pig intestines on Kansas City highway

Jul. 11, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling pig intestine has dumped its load across a downtown highway in Kansas City, Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation tweeted that at least three lanes of westbound Interstate 670 were closed Thursday because of the spill, and that an emergency...