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(West Plains) – West Plains residents, city council members, and others attended the special informational meeting concerning the proposed projects in the Southeast Missouri Department of Transportation district.

The meeting, held Monday in the Walnut Room at the West Plains Civic Center, gave people the opportunity to see what projects are being considered in Amendment 7, the 3/4 cent sales tax, is approved by voters.

Southeast District Engineer Mark Shelton spoke with Ozark Radio News at the meeting and gave us a brief synopsis on some of the proposed projects:

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One major project that is on the proposed list, and that Shelton believes will be in the final list, is a railroad overpass in the city of West Plains:

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One project that people in the region are hopeful for is a four-lane Highway 63, however, the project isn’t on the proposed list. Shelton explains why:

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Shelton added that people who are unsure about Amendment 7 should take some facts into consideration:

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A similar meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 23 from 4:30-6 PM at the Gainesville Senior Center.

For more information and to leave your comments on the proposed projects, visit www.modot.org.

Below is a list of proposed projects in the local area:

Description Of Improvement

County

Type

Resurface and add paved shoulders to Rte 14 from

Rte O to Beaver Creek Bridge

Douglas

Road and Bridge

Resurface Rte 76 from Rte 51 to Rte 95

Douglas

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair Rte ZZ bridge over Fox Creek

Douglas

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair Rte ZZ overflow bridge over Fox Creek

Douglas

Road and Bridge

New bridge over railroad on Rte 160 in West Plains

Howell

Road and Bridge

Extend runway at West Plains Regional Airport

Howell

Aviation

Resurface Rte BB from Rte 160 to end

Howell

Road and Bridge

Resurface Rte W from Rte 17 south to Rte 17

Howell

Road and Bridge

Resurface and add paved shoulders on Rte 19

from Alton to Thayer

Oregon

Road and Bridge

Raise Rte 142 on east side of Eleven Point River Bridge

Oregon

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair Rte V bridge over Janes Creek

Oregon

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair Rte V bridge over Miller Creek

Oregon

Road and Bridge

Resurface and add shoulders to Rte 5 from Gainesville to Missouri state line

Ozark

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair Rte JJ bridge over Little Creek

Ozark

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair Rte H bridge over N. Fork of White River

Ozark

Road and Bridge

Resurface and add paved shoulders on Rte 160 from Gainesville to West Plains

Ozark / Howell

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair Rte F bridge over Logan Creek

Reynolds

Road and Bridge

Resurface Rte B from Rte 72 to Rte 106

Reynolds

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair the Rte 142 bridge over Harris Creek

Ripley

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair the Rte 142 bridge over Ditch No. 2

Ripley

Road and Bridge

Resurface and add paved shoulders on Rte 19 from Eminence to Rte 60

Shannon

Road and Bridge

Resurface Rte 19 from Rte 60 to Rte 160

Shannon

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair Rte 19 bridge over Sinking Creek

Shannon

Road and Bridge

Resurface and add paved shoulders on Rte 17 from

Rte 63 to Rte 106

Texas

Road and Bridge

Resurfacing Rte 32 from Rte 17 south junction to Rte 63

Texas

Road and Bridge

Resurface Rte 17 from Rte 106 to Rte 60

Texas/Howell

Road and Bridge

New bridge over railroad on Rte 95 in Mountain Grove

Wright

Road and Bridge

Resurface and add paved shoulders on Rte 5 from Hartville to Rte 60

Wright

Road and Bridge

Resurface Rte 38 from Rte F to Rte 5

Wright

Road and Bridge

Replace/repair Rte H bridge over Beaver Creek

Wright

Road and Bridge

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