MoDOT seeks comments on projects

June 11, 2014 

The Missouri Department of Transportation is taking public comments on the list of regional and community transportation projects that will accompany the transportation measure on the August ballot.

This August, Missouri voters will be asked to decide on a ballot measure (Amendment 7) to temporarily raise the sales tax by three-quarters of a cent with all proceeds going toward needed transportation improvements statewide.

The comment period begins at noon, June 13 and closes at 5 p.m. June 20.

MoDOT is holding multiple open houses for the public to weigh in with their regional and community priorities. In Lee’s Summit, the open house is 4-7 p.m. Monday, June 16 at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave, no RSVP is required.

There are four other open houses in the Kansas City District, for more information and updates about the open houses and public comment period, visit www.modot.org/movingforward.

“The development of these regional and community priority lists is a culmination of significant outreach and feedback from Missourians all across the state,” said Dave Nichols, Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation. “Through our annual Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, the Blue Ribbon Citizen’s Committee on Missouri’s Transportation Needs and last year’s On the Move long range planning effort, we have been listening to Missourians wants and needs for several years. The regional priority lists are truly a reflection of the feedback that has been received during that timeframe.”

MoDOT engineers and members of the local transportation planning commission will be available to solicit feedback on the potential projects and answer any questions members of the public may have about the projects.

The final list of regional priorities and the public comments will be submitted to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for approval on Wednesday, June 25.

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