The Missouri Department of Transportation will focus its efforts on preservation of the state’s transportation system – a $54 billion asset that carries a $125 billion replacement cost. That’s the central theme of the draft 2018-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program [STIP], which was presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission in early May.
According to MoDOT, Missouri has the nation’s seventh largest state highway system with 33,873 miles of roadways and 10,394 bridges. The agency has developed asset management plans for each district with the goal to maintain current pavement and bridge conditions.
The draft 2018-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program lists transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies for the period of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2022. It is available for public review.
Missouri residents interested in seeing the program or offering comments can contact MoDOT by emailing STIPcomments@modot.mo.gov, by calling customer service centers at (888) ASK-MoDOT (275-6636), or mailing an information request or comments to Transportation Planning, Program Comments, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
The STIP also is available on MoDOT’s website [www.modot.org] and at MoDOT district and regional offices around the state. The formal comment period ends June 2.
Following the public review period, comments will be presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The commission will review the comments and the final transportation program before considering it for approval at the commission’s June 29 meeting.