Three Texas County projects are among those on a list of proposed work if a ballot issue passes early next month.

A Texas County project is included in a Missouri Department of Transportation draft of projects planned for the next five years.

Pavement improvements are planned on Highway 32 from U.S. 63 to Highway 72, which extends 20.6 miles.

This plan is available for public review and comment until June 4.

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program identifies all transportation projects planned by state and regional agencies for fiscal years 2011 through 2015. This year’s draft reflects the effects of declining revenues for highway and bridge construction, as funding for these projects is critically low.

To manage these financial challenges and live within its means, MoDOT has adopted a five-year direction. During that time period, MoDOT will focus on keeping major routes in good condition, improving minor routes and maintaining bridges. The cost-saving strategies included in plan are estimated to save more than $200 million. However, the department will not be able to spend funds on corridor improvements, replacement of major bridges or to address economic development.

The public is encouraged to provide input and help influence transportation in Missouri. Citizens may e-mail their comments to tpm@modot.mo.gov.

A map showing all projects included in the STIP is available at http://www.modot.org/

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will review public comments before considering the program for final approval July 1.

 

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