To help ease your summer travel planning, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) offers a list of high-impact work zones.
Although MoDOT’s construction budget is about half of what it was two years ago, drivers will encounter significant work zones as MoDOT and its contractors work to best preserve the state’s transportation system with the funding that is available.
“You’ll notice orange signs and messages on roadside boards that provide directions to help you move safely through work zones,” said MoDOT State Construction and Maintenance Engineer Dave Ahlvers.
In addition to the construction areas on the list, drivers should be aware of smaller, moving operations such as mowing, minor repairs and motorist assistance.
“When you see MoDOT vehicles using flashing yellow lights, we ask you to move over or slow down,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Beth Wright. “We appreciate all you can do to help our coworkers make it home safely each day.”
Work zone location information is available up to a week in advance on MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map located at www.modot.org or on the free smartphone app available in both Apple and Android app stores. Motorists can also call toll-free 1-888-ASK MoDOT (888-275-6636) to ask questions 24 hours a day.
The one significant summer work zone in the Northeast District is a Hwy. 61/South Lincoln Drive in Troy. Construction of a new interchange through fall 2013 is now in progress.