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Use caution and heed closure signs during flooding
With flooding impacting roads and bridges across the state and more rain on the way, please remember that moving barricades or driving over flooded roads could be deadly. Travelers need to pay attention to all posted signs.

The phrase "Turn Around, Don’t Drown" is the best advice for motorists. Check the Traveler Information Map at modot.org before traveling, and always heed barricades barring travel across flooded roads. Read more.
New leadership
Natalie Roark has been selected as state maintenance director of MoDOT. Roark has more than 20 years of experience with the department.

Travis Koestner has been selected as state design engineer. He's been with the department more than 25 years. 
You don't have to wear a cape to be a hero
You don’t have to be from another planet or have a magic transformative word to be a superhero to your friends. Just help them choose a sober ride home. So many heroic options are available to prevent the dangerous and deadly act of driving under the influence of alcohol. Read more.
Public Service Recognition Week May 5-11
We’ve been rolling out videos all week on our social media channels spotlighting employees from around the state. Check out the playlist and see how MoDOT employees are motivated by a passion for public service - Public servants.
Watch for motorcycles
As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. Motorists and motorcyclists alike are reminded to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. Read more.
This month in transportation history
National Train Day is held in May to celebrate the anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony, which took place May 10, 1869 to mark the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. This year is the 150th anniversary of the ceremony. Photo from Wikipedia.
Meeting dates set for MoDOT Commission
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission announced dates and locations for its monthly meetings for the remainder of 2019. The Commission meets in Jefferson City during the legislative session, and then moves around the state the rest of the year. Read more .
Fatality update
Did you know…May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Preliminary data for 2018 shows that 11% of all fatal crashes in Missouri involved a motorcycle and 107 motorcyclists were killed in those crashes. So far this month, there have been three confirmed motorcycle fatalities .
Watch for motorcycles!
Statewide Fatality Totals  
as reported on the  
Missouri State Highway Patrol  
website as of May 5,2019:  
2019 Totals as of 5-5-19 - 226 
2018 Totals as of 5-5-18 - 267 
2017 Totals as of 5-5-17 - 291 
2016 Totals as of 5-5-16 - 286 
2015 Totals as of 5-5-15 - 258 
2014 Totals as of 5-5-14 - 224 

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 7,138 individuals and 451 businesses who have joined the movement so far.

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