MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map Gives Latest Road Conditions


Story by:Guest Contributor

First posted on 12-22-2008

Like it or not, winter weather is here. When snow and ice hit, highways and roads can become dangerous.  Fortunately, Missouri drivers can find out what lies on the road ahead with MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map.

Located at http://www.modot.org/, the map gives drivers an up-to-the-minute view of road conditions for major Missouri highways. Conditions for major routes across the state are color-coded to give visitors the information they need at a glance.

“Hundreds of thousands of drivers have already discovered our Traveler Information Map,” said MoDOT Director Pete Rahn.  “They can find out what road conditions are like and then make the call whether or not to drive.”

The map shows road conditions for major Missouri cities, counties, MoDOT districts and other travel destinations.  Individual routes can also be selected.  A text report and links to road condition maps for surrounding states are also available.

Although the map is updated around the clock during winter events, road conditions can go from bad to worse in an instant.  Drivers are strongly urged to consult other informational sources before heading out in any questionable weather.  Local television and radio stations and the Missouri State Highway Patrol provide information to supplement conditions reported on the map.

Travelers can find the map by visiting MoDOT’s Web site at http://www.modot.org/ and clicking on the map in the center of the page, or by going straight to http://maps.modot.mo.gov/travelerinformation