As the owner of Main Street Museum in Owensville, Mo., developer John Paul Quick has collected an assortment of antique treasures, ranging from Rudolph Valentino's 1901 Pullman car to a 50-ft. fully functioning Ferris wheel. When he heard about the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)'s free bridge giveaway, it was an offer he couldn't refuse.
For Greg Bair and his team, the recent demolition of two exit ramps connected to MoDOT's I-435/ I-70 interchange project was business as usual. Bair's chosen profession, however, is anything but routine.
"A kid dreams of tearing stuff up," said Bair, president of Greg Bair Track Hoe Service Inc.
To ease crashes and help prevent traffic backups, construction crews in Jackson County, Mo., are replacing multiple bridges within the I-435 and I-70 interchange. In addition to building new bridges, workers will enhance the safety of the interchange overall with a new design, as part of a $47 million effort.
Billy Sapp, 24 at the time, started Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. (ESS) in Columbia, Mo., in 1972 with his brother Elvin, 34, and his father Emery. The construction company for which department of transportation work accounts for about 50 percent of annual revenues, started with one piece of equipment and one employee with a focus on water and sewer installation to one that has over 650 employee-owners.
Missouri is gearing up for a major bridge construction project along Interstate 44.
Beginning in late spring or early summer, 12 bridges along a 30-mi. stretch of the highway will be replaced, with another seven to be rehabilitated.
Many of the bridges date back to the 1960s, when the highway was built, and 10 have critical elements in poor condition, Greg Chapman, project manager of the Missouri Department of Transportation , said at a press conference Feb.
The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Carlos Braceras, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, to serve as its new president and Missouri DOT Director Patrick McKenna as its vice president.
Eight outstanding transportation projects from five mid-America states were honored Aug. 29 in the fourth and final regional America's Transportation Awards competition. The projects were recognized for major achievements, including: engaging small businesses through a “first of its kind” training program; replacing bridges to reconnect communities after major flooding; increasing mobility through a $2 billion overhaul of the most popular Amtrak route in the Midwest; and modernizing an aging freeway to improve safety and economic development.
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Missouri's 100-Year-Old Capitol To See Renovation
If you decide to visit the Missouri Capitol, you will be weave your way through a construction zone while the 100-year-old building undergoes a major renovation.
The mighty Mississippi River has long been regarded as a dividing line between the American East and West. Flowing south from its headwaters in Minnesota, the 2,320-mi.-long river almost splits the country from north to south all the way to the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans.
Pace Construction Company LLC and its partners are making good on the July 15, 2018 delivery date for the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MODOT) $25 million Route 141 at I-44 Improvement Design-Build Project in St. Louis. The design-build project, which began in June 2016, has Pace working with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., Kuesel Excavating Company, Inc.
KCI Construction Co. crews are fully engaged in the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) ongoing $80 million Congressman William “Bill” Clay Sr. bridge, commonly known as the Poplar Street Bridge, project. The project involves renovating and upgrading a major transportation hub in downtown St.