By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE
Missouri Dept. of Transportation St. Louis District Engineer Tom Blair is reminding individuals within and beyond the construction industry to weigh in by July 5 on the agency’s proposed 2020-2024 statewide transportation improvement plan or STIP.
MoDOT has been gathering public comment since June 6 on the proposed 5-year plan, which identifies schedules and costs for highway and bridge improvement projects across the state. The program, if approved July 10 by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, also details engineering and right-of-way acquisition costs for specific projects.
“The STIP was developed with the assumption that federal funding approved in the (federal government’s) FAST Act (set to expire in September 2020) would remain constant through 2024,” Blair said. “This allowed us to plan, prioritize and program projects at a level consistent with the FAST Act, while also identifying projects that would be delayed in the event the level of federal funding is reduced.”
To view the proposed 2020-2024 MoDOT STIP, go to https://www.modot.org/form/draft-2020-2024-statewide-transp.
Those wishing to contribute comments between now and next Friday should email them to STIPcomments@modot.mo.gov.