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  • Open House Meetings to Discuss Amendment 7 Transportation Improvements Set for Osage Beach, Rolla

  • After years of work by local planning agencies and transportation partners, Missourians are now asked to weigh in on a list of transportation projects and improvements that could improve safety, create jobs, and boost Missouri’s economy.
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     JEFFERSON CITY – After years of work by local planning agencies and transportation partners, Missourians are now asked to weigh in on a list of transportation projects and improvements that could improve safety, create jobs, and boost Missouri’s economy.
    The Missouri Department of Transportation has coordinated two open house meetings in Osage Beach and Rolla to ask residents to take a look at the local priorities and share their thoughts and insights.
    On Aug. 5, Missouri voters will decide on Constitutional Amendment 7, a ballot measure to temporarily raise Missouri’s sales tax by ¾ of a cent. All proceeds from the tax would go toward needed transportation improvements across the state. The amendment’s provisions include the creation of a project list prior to the election so Missourians can see what their tax dollars would fund.
    The public is invited to attend the meetings at any time during the advertised hours to speak to regional planning partners and MoDOT representatives. No formal presentations will be made. The public meetings are scheduled as follows:
    • ·         Osage Beach – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, Osage Beach City Hall, 1000 City Parkway
    • ·         Rolla – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 26, Rolla City Hall, 901 North Elm Street
    There are multiple open house meetings scheduled in each region of the state. The entire public meeting schedule, the draft transportation improvement list, and an online comment form are available at www.modot.org/movingforward.
     
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