District 10 MoDOT’s Five-Year Direction
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s number one priority is making the best use of our existing resources. The department will save $203 million over the next five years by cutting costs and eliminating 400 salaried positions without lay- offs by June 30, 2013.
By making the best use of our existing resources, we will be able to honor our commitments, keep major roads in good condition, improve minor roads, hold our own on our bridges and continue to provide outstanding customer service. By freeing resources, we will be able to continue to put those funds on our roadways.
Since the announcement of our five-year direction nearly seven months ago, we have decreased our workforce by 177 employees without layoffs. MoDOT is now on target to eliminate 400 positions through attrition by June 30, 2013. Through cutting costs and budget savings, we have identified $64 million to put toward fixing minor roads. That puts MoDOT on target to exceed its goal of reducing costs by more than $200 million in the next five years.
Since implementing our five-year direction, MoDOT has also implemented practical operations. This new way of doing business is an extension of Practical Design and focuses on five core areas of business, including mowing, signing, striping, snow removal and pavement maintenance.
Practical Operations will help MoDOT realize a one-time savings of $11 million and an annual savings of $20 million. All of those funds will go toward improving our minor routes. At present, only 60 percent of minor roads are in good condition throughout Missouri.
For more information about the Five Year Direction, please visit www.modot.org
, or contact our Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888- 275-6636).
During the construction season, the Southeast District has seen much progress on new and ongoing construction projects.
If you’ve been through a work zone, we want to hear from you. We are offering you the opportunity to provide us your thoughts on our work zones. Please see the back cover for more details.
In addition, MoDOT announced its new five-year direction in March, and after seven months is on target.
Our Battle of the Belt program recently wrapped up, with 32 participating schools. To learn more about this program, please see page 4.
I hope this newsletter will provide important information that you can use. If you have additional questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact our Customer Service Center at 1-888-ASK MoDOT.
Mark Shelton, P.E. District Engineer
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573-472-5333 1-888 ASK MODOT (275-6636) Fax: 573-472-5351 www.modot.org/southeast
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