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I-29 re-opens after flooding forced closure

I-29

Motorists will welcome the news that Interstate 29 has reopened north of St. Joseph even with floodwaters lapping at its shoulders in southwest Iowa. Adam Watson, an engineer with the Northwest District ...

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Missouri road closures from flooding near record levels

closures

As levees breach in Northeastern Missouri, officials now say 300 road and highway closures are in effect across the state. The Missouri Department of Transportation says that the closures include a 67-mile ...

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Gas tax hike redux as lawmakers consider ways to fix roads

tax roads

Missouri lawmakers are in a race to fix the state’s roads before its too late. An effort to hike Missouri’s gas tax by 10 cents over four years to help fix roads ...

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Freezing rain, sleet on tap for Kansas City through Thursday

freezing rain

Freezing rain is already falling across the area today as winter weather returns. The nasty, frozen precipitation may linger for several days as the unseasonably warm weather from the weekend is only ...

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Area roads remain treacherous Monday

roads

Roads across the region remain treacherous Monday morning even after road crews attempted to remove snow. The problem? Rain that swept through the area turned to ice on the wet roads under ...

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Area highways very busy for Thanksgiving travel

travel

More than 54 million Americans are traveling this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving. How will holiday travel affect Kansas and Missouri drivers? Those numbers will impact local residents as I-70, ...

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Missouri Ballot Measures

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Here are the ballot measures appearing in 2018 general election. Our next article will give our thoughts on each one. Check back later for more info. Amendment 1 [full text]  [Proposed by Initiative Petition] Official Ballot ...

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Fueling safer roads in Missouri

roads

When the Missouri Department of Transportation conducted an extensive study of roads and bridges, including the Buck O’Neil bridge in Kansas City several years ago, the inspection revealed a laundry list of ...

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Gas tax for roads will cost families just $1.25 per month

fuel tax infrastructure weekend

A November ballot measure to increase Missouri’s gasoline tax by ten cents a gallon has the backing of Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R). The Jefferson City Republican spoke to hundreds of local ...

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States brace for huge hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast of the nation it is rapidly getting stronger. Forecaster predictions are dire and the three states in its path are bracing for the worst including ...

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Who has more bad drivers: Missouri or Kansas?

drivers

State Line Road and a river divide Kansas City between two states. Now, something else divides the metro–how good a driver you are. A new study says Missouri drivers are some of ...

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Major portion of Interstate 70 closes beginning June 8

interstate

Get ready for freeway Armageddon in eastern Jackson County. Missouri transportation officials are closing a major stretch of Interstate 70, in both directions, in the Kansas City metro area and the move ...

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Higher fuel tax to fund improved highways, bridges

fuel tax infrastructure weekend

Missouri drivers, tired of having some of the nation’s worst roads, have been less resistant recently to increased taxes to improve them. Part of the lack of resistance could be the booming ...

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