2009-2012 1/8¢ Transportation Projects
On August 5, 2008, Springfield voters once again approved renewal of a 1/8¢ sales tax, with no tax increase, for another round of high-priority transportation projects in Springfield. The tax has a four-year sunset.
In 1996, 2000 and 2004, Springfield voters approved a 1/8¢ sales tax for transportation that has allowed the City to partner with the Missouri Department of Transportation to accelerate improvements by extending MoDOT's cost-sharing program to additional high-priority projects in the Springfield metro area.
Proposed 2009-2012 Projects
- 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
- Widen U.S. Route 65 to six lanes, in two phases, from Chestnut Expressway to Sunshine Street, 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.