Available at public auction in Hannibal

HANNIBAL - Prospective buyers and bargain hunters can bid on surplus items from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

MoDOT's surplus items from the Northeast District will be auctioned on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Hannibal District Complex located on US 61 South with a pre-auction viewing on Friday, September 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

These auctions are a result of the department's implementation of the Bolder Five-Year Direction, a plan of action that began in 2011 to address Missouri's severe decline in transportation funding. "The department now operates with fewer employees and facilities, and we don't need all the equipment and tools we had when we were a larger organization," said MoDOT Roy Hogsett, general services manager for the Northeast District. "These auctions are part of our tiered approach to sell unneeded equipment and recoup an estimated $44 million from equipment reductions across the state," he explained.

MoDOT first redistributed some of its equipment to the remaining MoDOT buildings around the state. The department has also offered excess equipment to other state agencies and municipalities. The public auction is one of at least ten auctions around the state to sell the remaining supplies and equipment that MoDOT no longer needs.

A list of available items and other auction details can be found at http://wheelerauctions.com/main/Auctions/20120929MoDOT/20120929MoDOT.html

Arrangements are still being made for the additional public auctions around the state. To find out when and where those auctions will occur, check http://www.modot.org/ or "like" the Missouri Department of Transportation on Facebook.