MODOT Advises Motorists To Prepare Ahead Of Upcoming Major Construction Projects

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Several major road projects are on the horizion for the region. The Missouri Department of Transportation announced that some of this work will begin next month and will have a significant impact of daily travel. “We have several avenues where drivers can get information about upcoming lane closures and impact in…

MODOT Warns Of Possible Icy Conditions During Evening Rush Hour

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to exercise caution with freezing rain in the forecast. That National Weather Service is calling for freezing drizzle mixed with light snow from 4pm to 5pm Monday in central and eastern Missour .  This could create icy conditions on the roadways. MODOT reports that…

MODOT’s Staff Shortage Could Mean Problems For Motorists In The Event Of Major Snow Storm

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  A worker shortage with the Missouri Department of Transportation could create havoc for motorists if a major snow storm hits the region. MODOT’s Director, Patrick McKenna,expressed that concern to lawmakers during a state budget hearing this week. “We were about 500 people below where we needed to be in terms of…

Snow Causes Slick Conditions, Dropping Temps Could Result In More Hazardous Road Conditions

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The latest round of winter weather is to blame for numerous accidents during the Monday morning commute. MODOT officials report that it had limited staff over the weekend in preparation of the storm. MODOT said they weren’t fully staffed until 3 a.m.. Meanwhile, the dropping temperatures are could cause re-freezing on…

Motorists Warned To Stay Off Roadways With Winter Weather

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The region is bracing for more winter weather. The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures to rapidly drop into the teens Thursday night bringing sleet and snow. While the precipitation is expected to be light, the dropping temperatures may cause roads to become slick. MODOT issued this warning: “Rain/sleet/freezing rain…

MODOT Hiring For Winter Operations

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)   It may feel like August, but MODOT is already preparing for winter. The highway department is looking to fill seasonal positions across the state for its winter operations. This includes 75 positions in the St. Louis area. “Winter storms often last more than one shift and hiring seasonal workers helps keep…