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Variance to Major Thoroughfare Plan - Pawnee

February 11 2019 | 0 Comments

Christian County is requesting a variance to the OTO Major Thoroughfare Plan for access along Pawnee.

Press Release

MTP Variance Packet

MTP Variance Map Jan 2019

The public is invited to comment on a variance request for the Major Thoroughfare Plan (MTP). The MTP is part of Transportation Plan 2040 and outlines functional classifications of roadways with design standards to achieve those functional classifications. A new subdivision is proposing two access roads. One is across Pawnee from an existing roadway (Mayfair). The other is approximately 450’ to the west. Pawnee Road is classified as a Collector, which requires 660 feet for full access intersection spacing. To adjust for terrain and existing road connection locations long the opposite side of Pawnee Road, the variance is to allow intersection spacing of roughly 450 feet for the proposed River Pointe Subdivision.

How to comment:

Online: Comments section located below this article
Fax: 417-862-6013
In writing or in person: OTO, 2208 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Suite 101, Springfield, MO 65807

The public comment period will continue until February 28, 2019. After reviewing recommendations and public comments, the OTO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally approve the variance at its regularly scheduled meeting on February 28, 2019 at noon, at 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, MO.

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.

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