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MoDOT director testifies in D.C.
Last week, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in Washington, D.C. In his dual role as MoDOT director and vice president of AASHTO, he discussed the economic benefits of highway infrastructure investment and accelerated project development.

A video of the hearing is posted on the committee's website. Director McKenna's testimony begins 31 minutes into the video.  The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works website
Don't press your luck this holiday weekend!
If your weekend plans for St. Patrick's day or other activities include having a few drinks, make sure to prepare for a sober ride home. Law enforcement agencies are out to prevent the often deadly consequences of impaired driving.  Face it, driving impaired affects lives. Just don’t do it!   Read More .
Summer work zones to impact St. Louis travel
The St. Louis region is gearing up for the summer construction season. Several projects are along the Interstate 44 corridor. See the planned work here - St. Louis Projects. MoDOT is preparing its top-10 statewide work zone list, which will be released prior to Memorial Day weekend.
New chair, vice chair for MHTC
Michael B. Pace, West Plains, is the new chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and Gregg C. Smith, Clinton, is the new vice chair. The commission rotated the leadership positions at its monthly meeting last week in Jefferson City. Read More .
Construction begins on KC's first turbine project
MoDOT Kansas City kicked off its construction of a brand new interchange design at Interstate 435 a nd Interstat e 70. The new interchange configuration is a first for the KC area and is known as a partial turbine, which takes exiting traffic to the right side and enters it into a circular connector. 
Seat belts save lives
Wearing a seat belt is your best defense in a traffic crash. Give yourself a chance to live. Always buckle up, everyone, every trip, every time. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind teens how dangerous a car ride can be if they don’t take wearing their seat belt seriously. Read More.
This day in transportation history
March 14, 1918 - SS Faith, the first seagoing American ship made out of concrete and used to transport cargo, launched at Redwood City, California. The need for this type of ship grew urgent after the United States entered World War I, when steel was scarce but demand increased.

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 6,076 individuals and 448 businesses who have joined the movement so far.

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