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Be alert for winter work zones
Emergency pavement repairs to occur when weather allows
When snow and ice are cleared from the roads and forecast, drivers should expect to see maintenance crews at work on Missouri’s highways, often in slow-moving operations.

In 2020, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s truck/trailer-mounted attenuators (TMAs) were struck a record-setting 48 times, compared to 36 in 2019. Many of these crashes were the result of drivers not paying attention and/or speeding.

These protective vehicles serve as a warning to traffic approaching a temporary mobile work zone and are the only thing separating workers making road repairs and the traveling public.

“These trucks are designed to get your attention and warn you about the work zone ahead with flashing lights and arrow boards,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT's chief safety and operations officer. “But we still rely on you to focus and make the decision to slow down and move over, for your safety and ours.”

Missouri’s Move Over law requires drivers to either change lanes or slow down when approaching MoDOT, law enforcement or other emergency vehicles with flashing lights.

Remember: when behind the wheel, always buckle up and put your cellphone down.

Find more information at modot.org.
Kansas City receives $174 million grant
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $174 million grant agreement with the City of Kansas City, allowing for the completion of the Streetcar Main Street Extension Project. Learn more. Photo by the FTA.
Report a road concern
Drivers can report the location of potholes and other road repair needs by calling 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or by visiting modot.org/report-road-concern. Do not use a mobile device while behind the wheel, and pay attention to your surroundings to spot mobile work zones in advance.
Today in transportation history
Jan. 14, 2010 - Checker Motors Corporation, a longtime vehicle manufacturer best known for its popular taxicabs, ceased to exist with the sale of the company's headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The company originated in the early 1920s. Photo by AASHTO.
Fatality update
Statewide fatality totals as reported on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website as of Jan. 10, 2021
2021 totals - 13 / 2018 totals - 27
2020 totals - 19 / 2017 totals - 19
2019 totals - 17 / 2016 totals - 23

Take the challenge
When you get into any vehicle, buckle up your seat belt. If you are a driver, put the cell phone down. Join the 13,827 who have taken the pledge so far.

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