Missouri highway planners want your input about how to spend stimulus money.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has scheduled a hearing for 6 p.m. Tuesday its district offices at 600 N.E. Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit. Missouri has about $525 million to spend on on state projects, not counting the $27 million already allocated to local governments in the Kansas City area for road work.
Missouri is already committed to a list of more than $400 million in road and bridge projects, but hopes to have money left over, especially with bids coming in low right now.
About $96 million of that money could go to projects in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties, including $32 million for rebuilding the interchange at I-435 and I-70. The interchange, just west of the stadium complex, is one of the biggest interstate bottlenecks in the metro area.
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Other money is targeted for widening Missouri 150 near Lee’s Summit and widening Missouri 210 north of the river.
Last week, regional transportation leaders distributed $27 million to local governments on the Missouri side of the line, including $8 million for a new Troost Avenue Bridge over Brush Creek.