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MoDOT Assists With Unfunded Needs Local Agencies to Receive $2.3M
In addition to maintaining and improving state right-of-way, MoDOT assists local communities with projects to improve their roads and bridges.
In 2010, 20 construction projects totaling approximately $11 million were underway in Southeast Missouri communities through the help of MoDOT. The district receives approxi- mately $9.2 million yearly, which the district’s planning department makes available to local agencies with unfunded needs.
“These funds are extremely important to cities and counties and help them maintain and upgrade their infrastructures,” said District Construction Liaison Dave Luther.
Ten communities were recently selected to receive $2.3 mil- lion in federal enhancement funds. Twenty-two applications were received this October totaling $6.1 million in requests. The projects consisted of trails, sidewalks and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements to existing side- walks. A selection committee comprised of representatives from local regional planning commissions reviewed applica- tions before making their recommendations.
The local agencies selected to receive enhancement funds include Cape Girardeau, Chaffee, Charleston, Desloge, East Prairie, Fredericktown, New Madrid, Park Hills, Piedmont and Puxico.
These funds, which are set aside by Congress to be used spe- cifically for transportation enhancements, allow communities
Work is underway in Wayne County to replace the County Road 223 bridge over Bear Creek with the help of BRO funds. The project is expected to be completed early next year.
Bicyclists and walkers alike enjoy the North Park Trail located in Cape Girardeau from Route W to North County Park. The project was completed with the use of transportation enhancement funds.
to develop projects that improve the quality of a community and enhance the travel experience for people traveling by all modes.
Besides federal enhancement funds, MoDOT makes funding available through funds for off-system bridge replacements (BRO funds), Safe Routes to School and the Surface Trans- portation Program (STP).
For more information, contact Luther at (573) 472-5291, District Design Liaison Jay Lancaster at (573) 472-5264 or MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK- MODOT (1-888-275-6636).
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