Serving northeast missouri counties
MoDOT Update – director Patrick McKenna, deputy director/chief engineer Ed Hassinger, assistant chief engineer Eric Schroeter
1 H.R. 8337 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act – This bill provides continuing FY2021 appropriations to federal agencies through December 11, 2020, and extends several programs. It is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a government shutdown that would otherwise occur if the FY2021 appropriations bills have not been enacted when FY2021 begins on October 1, 2020. The CR funds most programs and activities at the FY2020 levels with several exceptions that provide funding flexibility and additional appropriations to various programs. In addition, the bill extends several authorities and programs, including surface transportation programs and actually adds $10.4 billion to the Highway Trust Fund, $3.2 billion to Mass Transit and $14 billion to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund.
2 The John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge (formerly the Broadway Bridge), is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. 169 over the Missouri River serving as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected lifespan. Opened in 1956, the bridge recently celebrated its 60th year of operation. Since that time, the neighborhoods and communities on both sides of the bridge have changed significantly and now nearly 50,000 vehicles use the bridge daily.