MO Transportation Program Cut in Half

MoDOT proposes five-year construction spending program worth $600 million per year, down from $1.2 billion per year

For the past five years, Missouri’s state highway construction program has averaged $1.2 billion a year. The Missouri Department of Transportation has presented a new, five-year construction program to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission that’s only half that amount — about $600 million a year.

The proposal is available on MoDOT’s web site – – and at MoDOT’s district offices around the state. A formal public comment period ends June 3, after which, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will review the comments and the final transportation program before considering it for approval July 13.

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