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Community Open House, Monday, February 28th from 6pm-8pm at the Republic Community Center

February 17 2022 | 0 Comments

Press Release

The OTO is preparing a grant application to help fund the Highway MM Corridor of Opportunity. As part of the grant application, the OTO and MoDOT are hosting a community open house Monday, February 28, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Republic Community Center, Community Rooms A & B, 711 E. Miller Rd., Republic, MO. Community members will have an opportunity to learn about the grant proposal and visit with project team members. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please visit Highway MM Corridor RAISE Grant | OTO ( and leave a comment.

The Ozarks Transportation Organization in partnership with MoDOT and the City of Republic is committed to making capacity and safety improvements on the Highway MM Corridor. The project being considered for the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant application runs from I-44 to US 60. The project focuses on adding capacity by widening to five-lanes, removing three at-grade railroad crossings and the realignment of MM. Also included in the project application is a section of trail and ADA sidewalks along the proposed new alignment of Highway MM. Construction funding is not a guaranteed outcome of the project application as it is a competitive grant.

“We would like people to come out Monday, February 28, so we can find out how the proposed project would impact people or businesses”, says project manager Debbie Parks. “If you are impacted by Highway MM along this corridor, we want to hear how improvements to the corridor would impact you. Your comments matter to us.” MoDOT has also been working with Olsson, an engineering consultant, to conduct studies along the corridor. MoDOT will also be at the public meeting to present the proposed realignment of MM and present the findings from the Greene County Route MM/ZZ Corridor Study.

For more information, contact: Debbie Parks, Grants Administrator, Ozarks Transportation Organization, 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri 65807, 417-865-3047.

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 policymakers, serving to make funding and planning decisions for transportation within the Springfield, MO region.

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