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(AUDIO): Columbia Mayor Buffaloe discusses I-70 and new fire station on 939 the Eagle

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has proposed a $140-million upgrade at mid-Missouri’s busiest interchange, the I-70 and Highway 63 connector. One possibility is a diverging diamond, but no final decisions have been made by MoDOT. Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe joined us live this morning on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri.” She emphasizes the project’s importance but notes the …

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Four state tax cut bills to be heard by Missouri House committee on Wednesday

Missouri House Budget Committee chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage), left, and State Rep. Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe) visit on the House floor in Jefferson City on May 6, 2022 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications) The Missouri House Budget Committee has scheduled hearings on three state income tax bills for Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson City. They’ll also hold a …

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MoDOT: I-70 climbing lanes at mid-Missouri’s Mineola Hill benefitting motorists and truckers

MoDOT credits 1.2 miles of truck climbing lanes on I-70 in mid-Missouri’s Montgomery County for increasing safety for motorists and for truckers (2022 file photo courtesy of MoDOT’s ColeDuenckel) Several hundred transportation and law enforcement officers from across Missouri will hear a detailed  presentation Wednesday afternoon in Columbia about the engineering involved in a successful massive I-70 project in mid-Missouri’s …

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Missouri ranks last in the nation in highway safety, transportation professionals say

Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) addresses 500-plus professionals at Missouri’s 2022 highway safety and traffic conference in Columbia (September 27, 2022 photo courtesy of Mr. Kehoe’s Flickr page) More than 500 transportation, law enforcement officers and other professionals from across Missouri are hearing alarming statistics about traffic fatalities during the 2022 highway safety and traffic conference in Columbia. The three-day …

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CVB: Columbia hotel rooms are virtually sold-out on Saturday

  Columbia’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is located in the Walton building on Providence (2022 file photo courtesy of the CVB’s Megan McConachie) Columbia hotel rooms are at a premium this weekend, due to Mizzou’s football game against #1 Georgia, the defending national champions. The Bulldogs travel as well as any football team in the nation, and Columbia Convention and …

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