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Law enforcement cracks down St. Patrick's Day weekend

This St. Patrick's Day weekend, make sure your luck doesn't run out by planning ahead for a sober ride home should you choose to take part in the celebration. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reminds motorists of the various options available to get everyone home safe. Designating a sober driver, calling a cab or using public transportation are just a few of those options.

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Eastbound I-70 Will Have Temporary Closures Overnight Tonight, March 6

As construction on the I-70 Warrenton Interchange progresses, the Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Emery Sapp and Sons, Inc., will set girders on the new bridge overpass overnight tonight, March 6, sometime between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.  "While each girder is being lifted into place, both lanes will be closed for no longer than 15 minutes," explained MoDOT Area Engineer Erik Maninga. 

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Increased Law Enforcement Coverage Expected

Due to an increased in complaints about speeding on area roads over the past several months, the Boone Country Connection has learned that law enforcement is expected to step up patrols in the area. Please obey posted speed limits. They are there for everyone's safety.

Transportation Topic of Next County Speaker Series Mar. 20

The #SCCMore Speaker Series continues at 7 p.m. on March 20 with “Let’s Talk Transportation.” Amanda Brauer, Roads and Traffic Manager and Craig Tajkowski, County Engineer, team up at the Kathryn Linnemann Library Branch, 2323 Elm Street in St. Charles, to discuss transportation issues in St. Charles County. The discussion includes current and upcoming road projects, the Gateway Green Light program, future technological advances for transportation, and more. Residents are encouraged to ask questions following the presentation.

The #SCCMore Speaker Series is designed to encourage residents to learn about programs and services provided by St. Charles County Government, and to “see more” of what the County has to offer. Speakers for the bi-monthly series are St. Charles County elected officials and County staff, who address topics of interest to county residents. All programs are held from 7-8:30 p.m., at various libraries in the St. Charles City-County Library District.

The #SCCMore Speaker Series is free, but registration is requested. To register, or for information on future #SCCMore Speaker Series programs, visit
including Citi, MasterCard Worldwide, Boeing and General Motors. It is ranked among the top 25 counties in the nation in high-tech job growth by the Progressive Policy Institute and consistently has the lowest unemployment rate in the Metropolitan St. Louis area.

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