Missouri Department of Transportation

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT, /mˈdɒt/) is a state government organization in charge of maintaining public roadways of the U.S. state of Missouri under the guidance of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC). MoDOT designs, builds and maintains roads and bridges, improves airports, river ports, railroads, public transit systems and pedestrian and bicycle travel.[3]

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)
Agency overview
Formed1907
Superseding agency
  • Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission
JurisdictionMissouri
Headquarters105 W. Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Employees5,100[1]
Annual budget$3.2 billion (expenditures, FY 2021)[1]
Agency executives
Parent agencyState of Missouri
Websitewww.modot.org
Missouri Department of Transportation workers set up road block signs in Boone County to warn drivers of flooding

In 1979, voters of the State passed a constitutional amendment merging the State Highway Department with the Department of Transportation, becoming the Missouri Highways and Transportation Department. In 1996, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Department became the Missouri Department of Transportation by legislative action. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, a six-member bipartisan board, governs the Department. MHTC members are appointed by the governor and are confirmed by the Missouri Senate. No more than three commission members may be of the same political party. The Commission appoints the MoDOT director.[4]

MoDOT has been one of the leaders in the construction of the diverging diamond interchange, having built the first such interchange in the United States in June 2009 in Springfield.[5]

Regional Districts edit

MoDOT operates seven districts throughout the state:

References edit

  1. ^ a b "MoDOT Fast Facts". MoDOT. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "'MoDOT Leadership'". Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Mission, Values and Tangible Results". MoDOT. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  4. ^ Missouri Department of Transportation (September 30, 2022). The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (PDF) (Report). p. 8. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  5. ^ "History". Diverging Diamond Interchange. Retrieved 28 December 2020.

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