- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
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.