Hannibal News

Intersection of Stardust Drive, Pirate Pride Drive in Hannibal to close through Aug. 6

The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds people that the intersection of Stardust Drive and Pirate Pride Drive will close about 8 p.m. Tuesday for road improvements and will remain closed through Aug. 6.

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Big crowd attends opening of new Ill. 104 bridge over Illinois River at Meredosia
Transportation

Big crowd attends opening of new Ill. 104 bridge over Illinois River at Meredosia

Among the massive crowd gathered Tuesday afternoon to witness the opening ceremony for the new Ill. 104 bridge spanning the Illinois River at Meredosia were 38 schoolchildren in Meredosia Elementary School first-grade teacher Amy Davis' reading camp.

Local Government

Countywide speed limit change meant to curb speeding on gravel roads, increase safety

Pike County officials are trying to curb speeding and prevent vehicular crashes by reducing the speed limit on county roads. The Pike County Commission unanimously approved lowering the speed limit from 60 mph to 45 mph this month.

Missouri News

Northeast Missouri to see $82.7 million in road, bridge construction

Nine counties in Northeast Missouri would see 53 road and bridge projects valued at $82.7 million under the state's five-year transportation improvement plan announced this week.

Rauner cuts ribbon on Macomb bypass, honors those who made it possible
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Rauner cuts ribbon on Macomb bypass, honors those who made it possible

Gov. Bruce Rauner made it clear that while he was allowed to help cut the ribbon on the Macomb bypass on Friday, the highway and its economic impact was the real star of the show. "It's a great day for Western Illinois," Rauner said.

Hannibal's Shinn Lane to close Tuesday for roundabout work
Hannibal News

Hannibal's Shinn Lane to close Tuesday for roundabout work

Closure of Shinn Lane at Hospital Drive in Hannibal, Mo., for work on creating a roundabout is expected to begin Tuesday, May 29, and will continue until September. People can expect to see what looks like a roundabout in late July.

Champ Clark Bridge to close temporarily for annual inspections
Transportation

Champ Clark Bridge to close temporarily for annual inspections

Champ Clark Bridge carrying U.S. 54 traffic across the Mississippi River at Louisiana will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for two weeks in June for annual bridge inspections.

SkyWest's Quincy boardings continue to climb
Transportation

SkyWest's Quincy boardings continue to climb

SkyWest Airlines boardings in Quincy rose slightly to 786 in April, up from 781 in March. Although the numbers are unofficial, it has given some Quincy officials hope that the airport will reach the 10,000 enplanement level this year.

Mount Sterling receives $1.5M in state funding for revitalization project
Illinois News

Mount Sterling receives $1.5M in state funding for revitalization project

Mount Sterling's uptown revitalization project is set to move forward with the announcement that the city will be receiving funding through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program.

Work to begin Monday on one of Hannibal's busiest streets
Transportation

Work to begin Monday on one of Hannibal's busiest streets

A six-month construction and resurfacing project will begin Monday along a portion of McMasters Avenue/U.S. 61 in Hannibal, Mo. The work will be carried out in three phases.