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Comment Period for a Federal Functional Classification Change

August 3 2020 | 0 Comments

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Federal Functional Class Change Packet

Two roadways have a proposed change to their federal functional classifications. The Federal Functional Classification System designates Federal Aid Highways, which are eligible for federal funding. The functional classification should match how the roadway is currently used. Roadways must have a minimum classification of Collector to be eligible for federal funding.

The following information is a summary of the submitted application materials.

The City of Ozark has requested the following changes to the federal functional classification system. The application is included.

  • W McCracken Rd & 3rd St., Rt. NN to Jackson St.
  • Current Functional Classification – Local
  • Requested Functional Classification – Minor Collector
  • Major Thoroughfare Plan – Collector (Requested), Secondary Arterial

Reasoning – McCracken and 3rd are expected to see increased traffic volumes due to continued growth and the recent development of a large commercial center – Finley Farms. Finley Farms is a 30+/- acre commercial development that is occurring on parcels that were formerly primarily abandoned or utilized for single family residential. Additionally, East McCracken Road continues to see the development of large platted single-family subdivisions. As additional development to the east occurs, traffic volumes along these sections of McCracken and 3rd will continue to increase. There are several parcels to the East that are within our Tier One Development of the Urban Service Area. The area is also adequately serviced with utilities such as water and sewer.

Details can be found at

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 August 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. The OTO Board of Directors will review and consider adopting the changes at their August 20, 2020 Board Meeting, held at 12:00 noon via electronic means. The meeting will be broadcast via Facebook Live. After reviewing recommendations and entertaining public comment, the OTO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally adopt the Amendment.

For more information, contact: Andy Thomason, Senior 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.

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