Chester Bross apparent low bidder for Bear Creek bridge contract
Missouri News

Chester Bross apparent low bidder for Bear Creek bridge contract

The Marion County Commission is expected to award a contract Nov. 27 to replace the bridge over Bear Creek along County Road 423 at Withers Mill west of Hannibal. Three bids for the project were opened Monday.

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Amtrak touts new locomotives for local passengers
Transportation

Amtrak touts new locomotives for local passengers

Passengers taking Amtrak between Quincy and Chicago may have noticed some differences in recent months on their trips. The Carl Sandburg and Chicago Zephyr services are routes that have new locomotives. Officials with Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation highlighted the new Siemens Charger locomotives Monday afternoon at the West Quincy rail yard.

Oakley honored with economic innovation award
Quincy News

Oakley honored with economic innovation award

Thomas A. Oakley was surprised Thursday when he became the first recipient of an award named in his honor. Oakley was presented with the first Thomas A. Oakley Award for Economic Innovation from GREDF during a luncheon at Boodalu Steakhouse.

Transportation

State approves dissolution of U.S. 36/I-72 transportation development district

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Tuesday that the U.S. 36/Interstate 72 Corridor Transportation Development District in Marion, Monroe, Macon and Shelby counties can be dissolved.

Missouri's 2004 road measure doesn't cover full debt service on bonds
Missouri News

Missouri's 2004 road measure doesn't cover full debt service on bonds

Funds generated by a 2004 voter-approved initiative in Missouri to improve highways and bridges has not kept up with the payments needed to pay off bonds for the largest road improvement project in state history.

Quincy News

Firefighters use simulator, await practice on jets

Firefighters who are preparing to provide rescue services at Quincy Regional Airport haven't had a chance to practice on the jets that SkyWest Airlines will use for flights between Quincy and Chicago starting next month.

Transportation

Mo. 168 overpass north of Palmyra has reopened to traffic

The new Mo. 168 overpass just north of Palmyra reopened to traffic Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a key highway bridge along Mo. 16 in Lewis County also opened Wednesday and a nearby bridge on Mo. 16 will open Friday.

IDOT says Macomb bypass to open to traffic next spring
Transportation

IDOT says Macomb bypass to open to traffic next spring

The new Macomb bypass should open for traffic sometime in May. "There are some temperature-sensitive items that can't be completed this year. They'll have to finish that up next spring," said Ray Barnes, IDOT field engineer.

Marion County to shut down Taylor bridge inspector says is not safe
Local Government

Marion County to shut down Taylor bridge inspector says is not safe

The Marion County Commission cited safety concerns in its decision Monday to close a former state highway bridge that crosses the North Fabius River near Taylor.

Missouri News

MoDOT crews will take part in statewide winter storm drill Nov. 2

The Missouri Department of Transportation will test its winter storm "battle plan" with a statewide drill on Nov. 2.