State and Regional News

Plan Your Next Adventure with the 2021 Missouri Travel Guide

Road trips, museums, hikes and everything in between are waiting for visitors in the Show-Me State. With the 2021 Official Missouri Travel Guide, travelers can begin planning their next adventure.

Missouri traffic fatalities increase 12 percent

    Preliminary reporting for 2020 indicates Missouri traffic fatalities increased by 12% compared to the previous year. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 989 lives were lost in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020, up from 881 in 2019.

Brutal February weather leads to early pothole season

    Missouri Department of Transportation crews are focusing on pothole repair through April. When you see a MoDOT crew making repairs, motorists should slow down and move over a lane to give them room to work. Crews started working to address the pesky potholes as soon as there was a break in the weather last week. MoDOT will have about 300 pothole patching crews statewide working to make roadways safer. In 2020, MoDOT patched approximately 760,000 potholes spending $18 million on pothole patching.