Yesterday, the commission approved the project list required by Amendment 7. With more than 800 projects across the state, the list addresses a variety of transportation needs for Missouri.
These projects will benefit the state’s economy, create jobs, broaden transportation options and improve the safety of our roads and bridges.
The list was compiled by our transportation partners across the state. They have been working with citizens for years to gather and prioritize their area needs.
MoDOT worked with these partners to choose projects that would benefit Missourians from all walks of life, both in urban and rural areas. We are confident that these projects are the right ones for the funds that will become available if Amendment 7 passes on Aug. 5.
The ¾ cent sales tax is not enough to make everyone’s wishes come true, but it is sufficient to meet these obligations and help us match federal funds in the near future.
We’ll never have enough to do every project for everyone. But we know how to get the most from the funds we have.
I believe when Missourians review this final list, they will see the economic and safety benefits of every project. I believe they will see it serves a wide cross section of transportation options that will benefit all Missourians for many years to come.