MoDOT Plans Public Meetings For Draft List of Projects
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is putting together public meetings in every region of the state so local transportation planners and MoDOT reps can answer questions and take comments on the draft list of projects planned. So far, the draft list has $4.8 billion in transportation projects planned.
MoDOT is hoping to hear from the public, between now and July 3rd to fully analyze thoughts on these and other possible projects that could come up. The draft list will be updated and approved by the MoDOT Commission at its July 9 meeting.
This public comment section is also help answer questions about Amendment 7, which is a ballot measure to temporarily raise Missouri's sales tax by 3/4 of a cent. All proceeds from the ten-year tax would go towards much-needed transportation improvements across the state.
"The culmination of this process and the regional priority lists released would mean safe transportation for all Missourians," said MoDOT's Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger. "We look forward to any additional feedback we receive as we finalize the priorities leading up to July 3."
There are several opportunities in our listening area to convey your thoughts. Today from 4-6pm you can go to Sedalia City Hall; Wednesday, June 25, you can go to the Marshall City Hall from 4-6 pm; and Thursday, June 26, you can go to the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Building from 4-6pm.
The entire transportation improvement list, schedule of open house meetings and online comments are available at modot.org/movingforward.