MoDOT Plans Maryville Meeting For Public Input Into Funded Transportation Needs

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans a meeting to discuss the public’s input on transportation needs in the Northwest Region still unfunded.

The Department has outlined a draft for High Priority Unfunded Needs with the help of regional planning partners. It includes $1.1 billion in annual unfunded transportation needs for the system. The list was created to guide the development of needs into funded projects as state and federal transportation funds become available in the future.

The public is invited to review the list and provide feedback on the order of priorities that could be funded in the future.  A meeting to discuss the draft of that list for transportation will be held in the region from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8th, at the Maryville Public Safety Office, 101 N. Vine St.

The draft lists include $4.7 billion in road and bridge needs in three tiers. Tier 1 includes $552 million and includes needs that could be accomplished in the time of the current five-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, as federal and state funding levels increase. Tier 2 is worth $2.1 billion and includes needs beyond the current STIP timeframe with broader estimates. Tier 3 includes $2 billion of needs also beyond the current STIP timeframe with broader estimates. MoDOT staff has also worked with planning partners to identify $1 billion in multimodal needs.

The presentation materials, the draft, and a comment form are available online at this link.  The draft and comment form will be available on the website through August 31st.