March 2, 2017
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Michael DeMers joins MoDOT as Director of 
Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding

MoDOT is pleased to welcome Michael DeMers as the director of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding.

MoDOT's new Director of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding Michael DeMers.
In this role, DeMers oversees the department's efforts to find new opportunities for transportation revenue generation and explore new ways to leverage emerging technologies.

"I am thrilled to be a part of the MoDOT team," DeMers said. "The department is considered a national leader in innovation, and I look forward to continuing and building upon that tradition."

DeMers draws upon a decade of experience in multimodal transportation planning, research and administration in both the public and private sectors.

DeMers joins MoDOT from Arizona where he led the Arizona Department of Transportation's automated and connected vehicle, freight and rail planning, and economic development efforts within the Multimodal Planning Division. His work involved innovation both at the level of corridor planning-including partnerships with U.S. and Mexican states for intelligent transportation systems strategies-to field operational testing of new technologies. He has managed research partnership efforts in Arizona with universities and private sector peers. In leading ADOT's State Freight Plan and State Rail Plan, he also managed Arizona's Freight Advisory Committee.

He has also served as a consultant in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, where his projects served clients ranging from state DOTs, port and transit authorities, and USDOT modal administrations.
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Our Meet MoDOT publication is updated and hot off the press. This new version offers information on various transportation topics, like this about Missouri's highways and bridges:

Highways and Bridges
MoDOT plans, designs, constructs and maintains 33,873 miles of highways and 10,394 bridges - the nation's seventh largest state highway system, with more miles than Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas' systems combined. Missouri also has more major river bridges, 53, than any other state. Missouri ranks 47th nationally in revenue per mile, primarily because the state's large system is funded with one of the lowest fuel taxes in the country. Missouri's revenue per mile is $50,766. By contrast, New Jersey's revenue per mile of $1,677,657 ranks first.

And this budget information:

View and download the document here - Meet MoDOT.
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Fatality update

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Statewide Fatality Totals
as reported on the
Missouri State Highway Patrol
website  as of Feb. 26, 2017:

        2017 Totals as of 2-26-17 - 111
        2016 Totals as of 2-26-16 - 121
        2015 Totals as of 2-26-15 - 104
        2014 Totals as of 2-26-14 - 78 
        2013 Totals as of 2-26-13 - 86
        2012 Totals as of 2-26-12 - 112

Heads up: Route 63 closure coming this summer

MoDOT wants motorists traveling Route 63 between Columbia and Jefferson City to be aware that their travel will be impacted this summer when the southbound Route 63 bridge over the Katy Trail gets a new deck.

The project, which will bid in April, will require both lanes of southbound Route 63 over the Katy Trail to be closed. Southbound traffic will be diverted to northbound Route 63, which will carry one lane of traffic in each direction.

"This stretch of Route 63 carries a lot of commuters between Columbia and Jefferson City," said MoDOT Project Manager Mike Dusenberg. "The closure will likely cause delays during peak travel times, such as morning and evening rush periods and Friday and Sunday afternoons."

The full closure of southbound Route 63 will not occur until after Memorial Day weekend, Dusenberg said. The project is scheduled to wrap up in the fall - Read More .
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