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Transportation Projects Selected Under Governor Parson’s Cost-Share Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Governor Mike Parson announces that 20 transportation projects will receive $50 million under his transportation cost-share program. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and Department of Economic Development (DED) selected the projects with the goal of building partnerships with local entities to deliver road and bridge projects that have the greatest economic benefit to the state.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Missouri to turn infrastructure investments into workforce investments,” Parson said. “The number of applications shows that these partnerships are not only of great interest but of great benefit to Missourians. It also highlights that many unfunded transportation needs remain in our state.”

Projects awarded range from urban roadway improvements to local community projects, all of which support economic development.

MoDOT’s Cost-Share Committee, made up of MoDOT’s Chief Engineer, Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Chief Engineer and two Director-appointed employees along with DED staff, reviewed 48 applications requesting more than $92 million to deliver $321 million in projects. The committee selected 20 applications to receive the $50 million, which delivered $131 million in projects upon approval by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission in January.

During legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly appropriated $50 million to create the Governor’s transportation cost-share program, which provides financial assistance to public and private applicants for public road and bridge projects. The program matches up to 50 percent of the construction contract costs for selected projects.

Ten percent of the funds are set aside for projects that demonstrate economic development. MoDOT and DED worked with project sponsors to determine when projects may generate economic development. The departments may contribute up to 100 percent of the construction contract costs from the 10 percent set aside for these projects.

The selected projects were presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for approval in January. For the full list of selected projects, see below:

  • City of St. Charles: Riverpointe roadway construction, $5,000,000
  • St. Charles County: Route A improvements for the GM Wentzville Assembly Plant, $3,500,000
  • City of Ozark: McCracken Road and North 3rd Street improvements, $726,800
  • City of Parkville: Route 9 and 6th Street vehicular and pedestrian improvements, $400,000
  • Pettis County: New Route 65 interchange north of Sedalia for Industrial Park, $8,290,950
  • City of Creve Coeur: Route 67 and Old Olive Road intersection improvements, $575,100
  • City of Poplar Bluff: Route 67 four-laning, $5,785,080
  • City of Springfield: Galloway Street improvements, $1,500,000
  • City of West Plains: Access roads to Ozarks Medical Center, $1,230,639
  • City of Hannibal: Access road to Lakeside Business and Technology Park, $835,000
  • City of Columbia: Connecting Road between Discovery Parkway/Route 63 interchange and Rolling Hills Road/New Haven intersection, $3,063,485
  • Fenton Land Investors, LLC: North Highway Drive and Assembly Parkway improvements in Fenton, $2,814,674
  • City of Carthage: Hazel Street improvements, $1,009,806
  • City of Jefferson: Three roundabouts along Clark Avenue Corridor - Dunklin Street and ramp terminals for Route 50/63, $1,910,000
  • Wasson Family Limited Partnership: Route 160 turn lanes in Nixa, $152,400
  • City of Kirksville: Business Route 63 improvements, $955,294
  • City of St. Charles: New Town Blvd improvements, $967,500
  • City of Lee’s Summit: Colbern Road improvements, $8,000,000
  • St. Charles County: I-70 additional lane in O'Fallon, $1,233,272
  • City of Cape Girardeau: Veterans Memorial Drive improvements - Phase 2 (North), $2,050,000


The Missouri Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a world-class transportation system that is safe, innovative, reliable and dedicated to Missouri. MoDOT designs, builds and maintains roads and bridges and works to improve airports, river ports, railroads, public transit systems and pedestrian and bicycle travel. The agency also administers motor carrier and highway safety programs.
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