1/8-Cent Transportation Tax
The current 1/8-cent transportation sales tax, renewed by Springfield voters for the fourth time in 2012, is estimated to generate approximately $20 million, which is being invested in high-priority projects such as intersection improvements, street and bridge widening, signal system improvements, turn lane improvements, alternative transportation projects such as sidewalks and trails and street resurfacing.Projects that have been completed with 1/8-cent funds include:
- Intersection / Interchange Improvements:
- I-44 and Kansas Expressway
- James River Freeway at National Avenue
- James River Freeway at Campbell Avenue
- National Avenue at Kearney Street
- Widening of U.S. Route 65 to 6 lanes, in 2 phases, from Chestnut Expressway to Sunshine Street, and from Sunshine to Battlefield Road.
- Turn lane improvements for safety and capacity at various locations, such as Glenstone at Battlefield and Chestnut Expressway at Sherman Avenue.
- Bridge and pavement preservation, including bridge rehabilitation on Kansas Expressway viaduct.
- Design priority intermodal connectivity improvements to enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and transit mobility.
- Construct pedestrian connections to transit stops along Glenstone Avenue.
- Enhancements to the Ozarks Traffic Intelligent Transportation System including variable message signs.
- Cost-share projects for economic development working with MoDOT, Greene County and private developers.