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MoDOT says highway construction will continue on schedule

Date: September 15, 2008
By: Rachel Glaser
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: MoDOT says Missouri's high levels of rain will not slow highway construction.

Rachel Glaser (GLAZ-R) has more from Jefferson City.

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According to the National Weather Service, Hurricanes Ike and Gustav caused more than a foot of rain in some parts of the state in September alone.

With record high levels of rain, flooding has closed roads throughout the state. 

Despite the rain and flooding, MoDOT engineer Roger Schwartz says highway construction will not be delayed.   

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MoDOT reports that highway construction projects should resume in the next few days.

 

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Rachel Glaser


Intro: MoDOT says rainfall in Missouri will not delay the construction or increase the cost of new highways.

Rachel Glaser (GLAZ-R) has more from Jefferson City.

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The National Weather Service reports Missouri received 4-6 inches of rain over the weekend.

With record high levels of rain, flooding has closed roads throughout the state.

Despite heavy rain and flooding, MoDOT engineer Roger Schwartz says there will be no increase to the cost of highway construction plans.   

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MoDOT will continue highway construction on schedule and within its budget

Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Rachel Glaser.