MoDOT’s Statewide Intelligent Transportation System Efforts
Across the state of Missouri, motorists need traffic information during their travels too. Beyond the St. Louis Gateway Guide system, MoDOT monitors traffic on interstates and major freeways across the state with sensors and cameras and provides information on dynamic message signs.
The statewide system currently includes 66 message signs to provide traffic information and help reduce congestion on heavily traveled sections of highway including Interstates 44 and 70. Besides helping motorists avoid delays and get to their destination safely with timely traffic information, these signs will also feature Amber Alert messages, which are helpful in recovering missing children.
In total, the current rural ITS system across Missouri includes the following roads:
I-29 - 5 cameras, 4 message signs
I-35 - 2 cameras, 2 message signs
I-44 - 27 cameras, 28 message signs
I-55 - 8 cameras, 6 message signs
I-57 - 1 cameras, 1 message signs
I-70 - 22 cameras, 20 message signs
US 60 - 4 cameras, 5 message signs
Statewide Non-Urban Total: 69 cameras and 66 message signs
Similar to the St. Louis Gateway Guide system, the statewide information is focused on providing cross state travelers with the following messages:
Advanced notice of scheduled work zones
Amber Alert messages- information about child abductions
Emergency information- evacuations or state, military or local law enforcement closures
Hazardous or uncommon road conditions
Travel times, alternate routes in the event of a delay, congestion
Other public information that requires motorists to alter their travel plans
In the Kansas City area, MoDOT/KDOT’s ITS program is called KCScout. More information on the program is available at www.kcscout.com.
In addition, MoDOT has a joint partnership with the City of Springfield for a traffic program in the southwestern portion of the state including Springfield and Branson. This program is called Ozark Traffic is available at https://www.ozarkstraffic.info/index.html.
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Since 1987, Missouri's Adopt-A-Highway program has involved volunteers across the state working together to clean up Missouri. Currently, more than 5,300 groups and 50,000 volunteers in the program are focused on making Missouri’s roadsides cleaner and more attractive for our residents and visitors. More than 6,400 miles of roadway have been adopted.
Adopters perform about $1 million a year in litter cleanup and beautification efforts. Every area kept free of litter by adopters allows MoDOT to devote resources to other much-needed tasks.
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The MoDOT Traveler Information Map shows current work zones, incidents and weather-related road conditions on state maintained roads in Missouri. Issues that have an impact on travel are loaded automatically. This app should not be the only tool used when making a decision based on drivng conditions.