Emergency Response and Emergency Response Program
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MoDOT’s Emergency Response operators work hand in hand with local law enforcement, fire departments and private towing agencies to keep traffic moving. Emergency Response operators can help change tires, provide fuel and perform other minor, short term repairs. MoDOT’s Emergency Response crews assist fire department, police and EMT crews during major crashes. They also respond to emergency roadway cleanups, debris clearing, pothole patching and hundreds of other functions to improve the safety of the roadway during off hours.
Motorists who become stranded on patrol routes should pull off onto the right shoulder as far as possible and, if safe, wait with their vehicle until a Emergency Response truck arrives. Missouri state law requires vehicles to pull out of the driving lane after an accident unless there are injuries or the vehicles are not capable of being moved.
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Unless there are other emergencies, the average response time is 20 minutes.
Emergency Response operators patrol the St. Louis region’s interstates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., except major holidays. Routes in the patrol area include:
I-44, from west of Six Flags to downtown
I-55, from Route M to downtown
I-64, from I-70 to downtown
I-70, from I-64 to downtown
I-170, entire route
I-270/255, from Riverview Drive to Jefferson Barracks Bridge
Route 364 (Page extension), from Route 94 to I-270
Call MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) to report any incidents on the highway, to include crashes, potholes, objects in the roadway or vehicle breakdowns.
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MoDOT helps keep traffic flowing around the region 24/7. The Transportation Management Center is an important part of that -- dispatching maintenance, emergency response, or repair crews to incidents on state roads.
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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.
MoDOT Map App
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.