USDA Grain Transportation Report (6/2): Missouri DOT Seeks Input on Transportation Improvement Program by June 17

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is inviting public comments on which projects (for fiscal years 2023 to 2027) from its annual Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) should receive funding.

Possible projects include replacement of load-posted bridges; technology to improve the flow of freight; addition of new truck parking facilities; and geometric improvements to interchanges and ramps.

The current draft of STIP names two other truck-related projects.

One of these, a Municipal River Terminal project in St. Louis, would pave the truck haul road to eliminate dust.

It would also improve accessibility to the terminal operations from the paved roadway network.

Another truck-related STIP project would increase annual funding for MoDOT’s Freight Enhancement Program from $1 million to $3.25 million.

According to MoDOT, Missouri's road and bridge system ranks among the largest for any state in the nation.

Comments can be submitted here until June 17.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) June 2, 2022, Grain Transportation Report.