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The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Greene County Route H (N. Glenstone) tomorrow during funeral services for Aaron Roberts.  The 35-year-old Greene County deputy died last Friday during flash flooding north of Fair Grove.

Route H will be closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow between McClernon and Valley Water Mill Rd.  Traffic will be diverted to nearby streets to get around the closure.  Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

According to a recent study by, Missouri is tied with California for having the third worst drivers in the county.

The study was based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Traffic fatalities in Missouri have continued to rise over the last few years, according to the NHTSA.

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A phone-in public meeting next week will allow McDonald County residents to ask questions about bridge work planned in their community.

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace the Route KK bridge over Pine Creek at Missouri Route 90 at a cost of $830,000.  It plans to rehabilitate the Route U bridge over Star Hollow Creek five miles south of Missouri Route 76.

Next Tuesday, area residents can phone in and ask questions to MoDOT project experts from 3-6 p.m. by calling (417) 621-6310.


Bridge work in Laclede County this fall could mean lane closures and traffic delays on I-44.  MODOT plans to build a new I-44 Outer Road bridge over the Gasconade River west of Hazelgreen.  Work will begin next week.

The project includes building a new bridge on a new alignment between the existing Gasconade River Bridge, along Historic Route 66, and the I-44 bridges across the river. The existing bridge was closed to traffic in December 2014 due to extensive deterioration, according to MODOT.


A meeting today (4/5) in Republic focuses on railroad crossing safety between that city and Marionville to the west.

The Missouri Department of Transportation gathered feedback from railroad surveys and at two public meetings in 2017.  That information has been used by MODOT, working with an engineering consultant, to develop initial safety alternatives for rail crossings.

The public will be able to review the feedback and learn about the proposed safety measures during the meeting today from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Republic Community Center, 711 E. Miller Rd.