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MoDOT awarded federal safety improvements grant

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Transportation is using a nearly $1 million federal grant to apply a surface treatment that is designed to reduce stopping distance and loss of control.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the high-friction treatment will be applied on seven projects throughout the state. The treatment gets results on curves, loop ramps and other areas where skid-related crashes are more likely to occur.

Missouri was one of six states chosen to divvy up a $5.37 million award from the Federal Highway Administration as part of its Accredited Innovation Deployment Demonstration program. Ultimately, the program will provide $30 million for agencies in every level of government.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says Missouri's share of the funding is $964,000.

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