MoDot to Sell Surplus Equipment

| November 28, 2012
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An auction of MoDot’s surplus property will start Friday morning in Grain Valley.  Click to hear KMZU’s Mike Stone speak with Spokesperson Steve Porter:

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They will have all sorts of items, including shop tools and lawn equipment.  Porter said it’s a good place for amateur mechanics or lawn service companies to pic up supplies.

All the items can be previewed Thursday from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.  The sale begins Friday at 9:00 a.m. at MoDot’s Maintenance Facility, located at 5394  Barr Road in Grain Valley.  Bidding is available online.

Press Release from the Missouri Department of Transportation

GRAIN VALLEY – Another opportunity awaits potential buyers and bargain hunters to bid on surplus items from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

MoDOT has scheduled a public auction of surplus equipment beginning 9 a.m. Friday, November 30, at the Grain Valley Maintenance Facility, 5394 S. Barr Road, Grain Valley, Mo. Potential bidders can preview auction items at the site from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 29. The auction will offer surplus equipment that is available as a result of the department’s 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 General Services Manager Joey Hinton. “This is the second auction in the Kansas City District this fall to sell unneeded equipment and recoup an estimated $44 million from equipment reductions across the state.”

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 on October 5 is among at least ten auctions around the state to sell the remaining supplies and equipment that MoDOT no longer needs.

The auction begins at 9 the MoDOT maintenance facility at 5394 S. Barr Road, Grain Valley. A list of available items and other auction details can be found at

Arrangements are still being made for the additional public auctions around the state. To find out when and where those auctions will occur, check or “like” the Missouri Department of Transportation on Facebook.

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