MoDOT COVID-19 briefing
To keep Missourians informed on transportation and how MoDOT is operating in this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19), visit our website: MoDOT Covid-19 Briefing.

Here are just some of the covered topics and related information. Please check the website for full details.

Missouri interstates, roads and bridges remain open to travel so critical supplies can continue to flow to where they are needed. In addition, we are making every effort to keep the state’s interstate highway rest areas open to the traveling public and commercial motor carriers. We are also cleaning and disinfecting the rest areas on a more frequent basis.

Emergency flow of goods - We have been working with Gov. Parson’s office, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and our partners in the motor carrier and agricultural industries to enable emergency flow of goods. This includes relaxing the hours of operation for motor carriers to give them more flexibility in transporting goods, and allowing free, temporary overweight permits that allows haulers to transport up to 100,000 pounds on any Missouri highway, including interstates, as long as certain criteria are met. Read more.

Interactions with the public - MoDOT’s Customer Service Call Centers will remain open for the public to report problems on roads and bridges as well as to ask questions – 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (888-275-6636). Traveler related information can be found using our interactive Traveler Information Map and via our Traveler Information Mobile App.

Industry partners can find more specific information here.
Missouri celebrities step up
Missouri celebrities are stepping up to bring their fellow Show-Me Staters the message about COVID-19. The first offering comes from David Freese, former St. Louis Cardinals third-baseman, whose walk-off home run during the 2011 World Series was instrumental in the Cards’ victory. Stay calm. Stay informed. And stay Show-Me Strong. Click here to watch.
Do you E-update?
With MoDOT's E-update System, you can receive email notifications on road work by county, by specific projects or statewide. You can also sign up for text alerts or email notifications for incidents and emergency closings. It's easy to subscribe, and you can change or cancel anytime. Check it out - E-update
2020 Census - be counted!
In mid-March, Missouri citizens began receiving postcards asking them to respond to the 2020 Census through the 2020 Census website, by phone or mail.  When every adult and child in Missouri is counted, we get more money for roads and bridges, hospitals and schools.  Learn more to understand the importance of being counted.
Missouri River Runner schedule change
Beginning March 30, Missouri River Runner service will be temporarily reduced to one train per day. Train #314 will depart Kansas City at 8:15 a.m. and train #313 will depart St. Louis at 4 p.m. Visit Amtrak.com for all schedules.
This day in transportation history
March 26, 1863 - Truck industrialist George Albert Brockway was born in Homer, New York. In 1912, he established the Brockway Motor Truck Company. For many years, the company was one of the most popular manufacturers of both light- and heavy-duty trucks. Photo of Brockway 1945 truck from Wikipedia.

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 13,146 who have taken the pledge so far.
Missouri Dept. of Transportation | (888) 275-6636
P.O. Box 270 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0270