- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)41
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)9
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- One issue reveals Clinton's character (10/25/16)18
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- One victim IDs his attacker in shooting that killed woman (10/25/16)1
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- R.P. Lumber chain buys Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape (10/25/16)7
MoDOT allowing heavier loads for repair of levees
The Missouri Department of Transportation will allow heavier-than-normal loads of sand and gravel to be transported on selected roadways this week during repair of levees in Southeast Missouri.
According to a release from MoDOT, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight. Heavier loads are not allowed, however, to use interstates or national defense highway routes. Overweight permits are not required. All other traffic and motor carrier regulations that normally apply remain in place.
The waiver went into effect at noon Saturday and will expire at noon Friday. Transportation may only occur within state lines.
During a bridge crossing, drivers must not exceed 30 mph and must center the truck between two lanes of a bridge. The driver must also yield to oncoming traffic.