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Be prepared and stay safe this winter
With all the warm weather, most people aren't thinking about winter weather and snowy roads, but MoDOT is.

MoDOT has approximately 3,400 employees ready to fight winter weather across the state. Each winter storm is different, and tools, materials and practices are adjusted accordingly.

During major storms, all available employees work 12-hour shifts on snow removal operations. Roads are prioritized based on traffic volume, and interstate highways are always treated first. Lower-volume roads will likely remain somewhat snow covered until higher-volume roads are mostly clear.

If you ever find yourself on the road in a snowstorm, remember that snowplows need to have room to work. Never pass a snowplow, and stay back at least six car lengths.

Remember, every driver can help keep Missouri roads safe by committing four simple actions: buckle up, put the phone down, slow down and never drive while impaired.

Learn more about safe winter driving tips on MoDOT's website.
MO on the Go
When traveling, be sure to know before you go. MoDOT’s website gives you several options for keeping up to date on what’s happening on Missouri’s roadways, including the Traveler Information Map, text alerts and email notifications, and even real-time traffic flow. MoDOT.org.
Kansas City I-435 project wins award
The Mid-America Region of the Design-Build Institute of America recently awarded MoDOT Kansas City's Interstate 435 South Loop Link Design-Build Project with its Project of the Year Award. The project was completed this summer. Read more.
I-70 Rocheport Bridge website
Some of the initial details regarding one of mid-Missouri's biggest roadway improvement projects are now available to the public through the new I-70 Rocheport Bridge website. The site includes project goals, a preliminary schedule and more. I-70 Rocheport Bridge.
Winter Weather Preparedness Week
Winter is right around the corner. To emphasize the importance of planning ahead, Nov. 16-20 has been designated as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri by the National Weather Service and the State Emergency Management Agency. Learn more to stay safe.
Fatality update
Statewide fatality totals as reported on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website as of Nov. 15, 2020
2020 totals - 857 / 2017 totals - 805
2019 totals - 780 / 2016 totals - 834
2018 totals - 808 / 2015 totals - 766

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 13,744 who have taken the pledge so far.

Missouri Dept. of Transportation | (888) 275-6636
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