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[ FALL 2013 ]


MoDOT in


Bollinger I Butler I Cape Girardeau I Carter I Douglas I Dunklin I Howell I Iron I Madison I Mississippi I New Madrid I Oregon Ozark I Pemiscot I Perry I Reynolds I Ripley I Scott I Shannon I Ste. Genevieve I St. Francois I Stoddard I Texas I Wayne I Wright


Dear Friends,


Welcome to the fall 2013 edition of MoDOT in Motion. Since our last issue, the Southeast District has been busy with many construction projects. As you know, the Route M overpass collapsed on Memorial Day weekend, following the collision of two trains. That overpass was opened to traffic the Friday before Labor Day weekend. Learn more about that on page two.


In addition, we completed the roundabout project in conjunction with the City of Cape Girardeau on Sept. 12 and held the ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 24. Learn more about that on page three.


The district continues to plan for future projects like a new roundabout in Poplar Bluff to aid in reducing traffic congestion. You can learn more about that on page four.


And finally with the start of school comes two of our most popular programs for teens, the 10th Annual Bridge Competition and Battle of the Belt Challenge. You can learn more about both of those programs on page five.


Thank you,


Mark Shelton, P.E. District Engineer


On the Move Update: Thanks for Your Input


The Missouri Department of Transportation’s On the Move initiative kicked-off with listening sessions across the state. MoDOT then hit-the-streets to gather input


for the 20-year transportation plan this April through July.


“We want to thank Southeast Missourians for making transportation a priority and taking time to tell us what they would like to see in the future,” said Southeast District Engineer Mark Shelton.


He explained that MoDOT’s On the Move Ambassadors visited 93 communities within the Southeast District’s 25-county region during the mobile tour.


“Across the state, we received over 7,500 comments, and many of


[ INSIDE THIS ISSUE ]


Route M Overpass in Scott County Opens to Traffic [ page 2 ] MoDOT, City of Cape Girardeau Celebrate Completion of Roundabout Project [ page 3 ] Meet Our New Area Engineer for the Northern Region [ page 3 ] Poplar Bluff Considers Roundabout Options [ page 4 ] Increasing Safety with Shoulders, Passing Lanes [ page 4 ] SE High Schools Encouraged to Participate in 10th Annual Bridge Competition [ page 5 ] High Schools Challenged to Compete in 2013 BOTB Competition [ page 5 ]


these came from the residents in our region,” said Shelton. “Now, we want to make sure we heard what you told us.”


A draft of the long-range transportation plan will be presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) in Nov. 2013. In addition, a draft of the plan will also be shared with Missourians this fall for feedback. The final plan will be presented to the MHTC for approval in 2014.


To stay up-to-date on MoDOT’s On the Move efforts, please visit www. missourionthemove.org.


1-888 ASK MODOT (275-6636) Fax: 573-472-5351 www.modot.org/southeast


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