- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- Cape man accused of secretly recording women, posting to porn site (11/22/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
- Thankful People: Kirsten Strebe recovers from traumatic car accident, brain injury (11/23/17)
- Rep. Swan opposes effort to fire education commissioner (11/20/17)2
Does it really surprise anyone that MoDOT is having financial problems and fallen on hard times?
In 2008, shortly after moving back to Missouri, I contacted MoDOT, questioning the necessity and expense of installing those "emergency reference markers" every two-10ths of a mile on the interstates.
In response, I received a full page email from a MoDOT customer service representative outlining the virtues of this project.
In the interest of brevity, I'll mention just one of MoDOT's defenses:
Quoting: Some "individuals have no idea of where they are, what direction they are traveling and, as unbelievable as it may sound, what route they are traveling on."
To be perfectly honest, do we really want to be sharing the road with these drivers?
I understand this project was funded by (again quoting) "a combination of state and federal safety funds," but couldn't this money have been appropriated more diligently?
MARY BUCKROEDER, Altenburg, Mo.