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MoDOT COVID-19 Briefing

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Travel on Missouri Highways

•    Missouri interstates, roads and bridges remain open to travel.

•    However, when and where possible, individuals have been asked to limit travel to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

•    In addition, some Missouri communities have shelter-in-place guidelines that should be followed.

Interstate Rest Areas

•    We are making every effort to keep the state’s interstate highway rest areas open to the traveling public and commercial motor carriers in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

•    We are also cleaning and disinfecting the rest areas on a more frequent basis.

MoDOT Customer Service

•    MoDOT facilities are closed to the public through April 6, 2020.

•    We are keeping lines of communication open with the public through our website and our customer service centers.

•    The public can still call our toll-free number – 1-888-275-6636 – 24/7 to speak with a customer service representative to get the latest road conditions or register a road concern.

•    All in-person public hearings, information meetings and stakeholder meetings are postponed, or will be conducted online – with associated hard-copy information available at MoDOT district offices.

•    Traveler related information can be found using our interactive Traveler Information Map and via our Traveler Information Mobile App.

Movement of Goods

•    During this emergency time, the movement of goods is critically important.

•    As such, the State of Missouri and MoDOT have taken actions to facilitate these needs.

•    We have been working with Gov. Parson’s office, federal agencies and our partners in the motor carrier and agricultural industries to enable emergency flow of goods, including:

•    Relaxing the hours of operation for motor carriers to give them more flexibility in transporting goods;

•    Easing restrictions to allow for heavier-than-normal truckloads of supplies and equipment to travel on all Missouri highways, including interstates. This includes shipments of livestock and poultry; and

•    Suspending all Missouri International Registration Plan and International Fuel Tax Agreement trip and fuel permit requirements, including fees, for vehicles not currently registered for interstate travel in Missouri.

•    In addition, the Missouri Department of Revenue has implemented a 60-day extension of driving privileges. This extension applies to individuals with commercial drivers’ or non-commercial drivers’ license expiration dates of March 1, 2020, through April 30, 2020. For example, an individual with a CDL expiring March 1, 2020, will have until May 1, 2020, to complete the required license renewal in their local license office.

•    Second, the Missouri Department of Revenue has implemented an extension of CDL medical certificates. This extension applies to individuals holding a CDL or commercial learners permit with a current medical certificate that has been issued for a period of 90 days or more and has an expiration date of March 1, 2020, through April 30, 2020. These individuals have been granted an extension of their medical certification until June 30, 2020.

•    This relief will give Missouri’s commercial drivers additional time to complete the required medical exam and to submit an updated medical certificate to their local license office so that their Missouri driver record can be updated.