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Public Comment Period for the Destination 2045 Amendment 3

July 3 2023 | 0 Comments

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Destination 2045 Amendment 3 Packet

OTO is amending the long range transportation plan, Destination 2045.

Added Projects

Three projects in the draft FY 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program are not on the Constrained Project List in Destination 2045:

  • · Main Avenue Bridge over Jordan Creek – estimated project cost of $7,500,000
  • · Green Bridge in Christian County – estimated project cost of $3,560,000
  • · EV Charger Program - $973,500 program for about 60 chargers

Funding Update
The Fiscal Constraint section of Destination 2045 does not include the Carbon Reduction Program suballocated funding. This has been added into the funding description and alongside the STBG-U Set-Aside in the funding tables. The annual TAP funding allocation has also been updated to reflect new funding levels.

Official Trail Map
OTO was in the midst of additional trail planning during the development of Destination 2045. A revised trail map has been developed in consultation with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and as a result of the Towards a Regional Trail System planning document. This has been incorporated as the Official OTO Trail Map into Chapter 8: Implementation Plan.

To see the plan as it is currently adopted:

How to comment:
Fax: 417-862-6013
In writing: OTO, 2208 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Suite 101, Springfield, MO 65807

The public comment period will end on July 19, 2023 at 5 p.m. The OTO Board of Directors will review and consider approving the Amendment at their July 20, 2023 Board Meeting, held at 12:00 noon. After reviewing recommendations and entertaining public comment, the OTO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally adopt the Amendment.

For more information, contact: Natasha Longpine, Principal Planner, Ozarks Transportation Organization, 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri 65807, 417-865-3042.

Ozarks Transportation Organization is your Springfield-regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO. The MPO is a body of elected and appointed members who work together with local, state and federal elected officials and policy-makers, serving to make funding and planning decisions for transportation within the Springfield, MO region.

Public input is a cornerstone of our operations. To tell us what you think, please email us at Find us on Facebook, or on Twitter @theOTOMPO. Or call us at 417-865-3042, or stop by our office at 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, in beautiful Chesterfield Village.

Si usted necesita la ayuda de un traductor, por favor comuníquese con Nicole Stokes al 417-865-3042, al menos 48 horas antes del plazo.

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Nicole Stokes at 417-865-3042 at least 2 working days prior to the expiration of the public comment period.

If you need relay services please call the following numbers: 711 - Nationwide relay service; 1-800-735-2966 - Missouri TTY service; 1-800-735-0135 - Missouri voice carry-over service.

OTO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see, or call 417-865-3042.

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