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2022-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan
Public comment period opens today
A draft 2022-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) that focuses on taking care of the state’s existing transportation system was presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at its May 5 meeting. A 30-day public review and comment period begins today.

Missouri Department of Transportation Planning Director Eric Curtit told commissioners the draft STIP includes 1,417 highway and bridge projects, of which 84% will maintain the system in the condition it is in today.

This STIP lists transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies for fiscal years 2022-2026. It includes funding for the “Focus on Bridges” program that was initiated by Governor Parson and funded by the Missouri General Assembly in 2019. It also details an annual construction program that averages $1.1 billion per year for the five-year period. But it is insufficient to meet the state’s unfunded high-priority transportation needs that are estimated in MoDOT’s “Citizen’s Guide to Transportation Funding” at an additional $825 million per year.

The draft STIP also includes detailed project information for non-highway modes of transportation.

The proposed program is available for public review. Those interested in seeing the program or offering comments can contact MoDOT by email to STIPcomments@modot.mo.gov, by calling customer service at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or by mail to Transportation Planning, Program Comments, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102. The program is also available on MoDOT's website:
modot.org/DRAFTSTIP. The formal comment period ends June 4, 2021.

Following the public review period, comments will be presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The Commission will review the comments and the final transportation program before considering it for approval at its July meeting.

FARM Bridge Program team selected
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has selected the Lehman-Wilson team for the design-build contract to replace 31 weight-restricted and poor condition bridges in northern Missouri through the Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program. Learn more.
Motorcycle Awareness Month
MoDOT and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety want to remind everyone to watch for motorcycles in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. Last year, 117 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes in Missouri. Learn more.
Watch for mowing crews
As mowing operations begin, MoDOT reminds motorists to use caution when encountering tractor mowers near the shoulder of interstates and other busy roadways. Slow down and don't drive distracted - buckle up phone down. Learn more.
Underage impaired driving
Law enforcement is on the lookout for underage impaired drivers. Teen fatalities have risen 63% from this time last year, and several fatal crashes and serious injuries have occurred due to alcohol-impaired drivers under the age of 21. Learn more.
Fatality update
Statewide fatality totals as reported on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website as of May 2, 2021
2021 totals - 264 / 2018 totals - 262
2020 totals - 243 / 2017 totals - 280
2019 totals - 228 / 2016 totals - 280

Take the challenge
When you get into any vehicle, buckle up your seat belt. If you are a driver, put the cellphone down. Join the 14,014 who have taken the pledge so far.

Missouri Dept. of Transportation | (888) 275-6636
P.O. Box 270 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0270