Ozarks Transportation Organization Seeks Community Input

OTO’s Transportation Improvement Program is facing a list of changes and the organization is seeking the public’s input on those changes.

A public comment period is going on now through February 28th according to the OTO’s website.

The potential changes are listed below. If you would like to comment on those changes or receive more information, visit the OTO’s website at https://giveusyourinput.org/category/public-comment/.

Below are 14 changes contained within Amendment 3 to the 2019-2022 TIP:

1. *New* Battlefield Third Street Sidewalk Connection (EN1904-19A3) Sidewalk connections in Battlefield along Third St./Clairborne St./Fourth St./Elm St. into Cherokee Trail of Tears Park from Route FF to Battlefield City Hall, with $300,000 in TAP funds and $75,000 in local funds and a total project cost of $375,000.

2. *New* Nixa Nicholas Sidewalks Phases 1 and 2 (EN1905-19A3) Sidewalk connection along Route M/Nicholas Road between MO 14 and Verna Lane, including a small segment along Verna Lane, with $377,614 in STBG-U funds and $94,404 in local funds for a total project cost of $472,018. Nixa applied for and received the recommendation for two projects. To improve project management, these two projects have been combined for programming.

3. *New* Ozark N. Fremont Sidewalks (EN1906-19A3) Sidewalk connections in Ozark along Fremont Road from MO 14 to the OTC Richwood Valley Trail west of Fremont, with $205,560 in STBG-U funds and $51,390 in local funds and a total project cost of $256,950.

4. *New* Ozark South Elementary Sidewalks (EN1907-19A3) Sidewalk connection in Ozark along the eastern edge of the South Elementary School property from the northern terminus of the existing sidewalk along 13th Street, just south of the school property, to Business 65, with $152,670 in TAP funds and $38,168 in local funds and a total project cost of $190,838.

5. *New* Ozark West Elementary Sidewalks (EN1908-19A3) Sidewalk connections in Ozark along Fremont extending north and south of Route CC and intersection improvements at Fremont and Route CC, with $324,859 in TAP funds, $81,215 in local funds, and a total project cost of $406,074.

6. *New* Springfield Greenwood Galloway Trail Connection (EN1909-19A3) Sidewalk connections along Lone Pine Avenue and Covington Street from Greenwood Street to the Galloway Trail, with $183,365 in STBG-U funds and $45,841 in local funds and a total project cost of $229,206.

7. *New* Galloway Trail Reconstruction (EN1910-19A3) Reconstruction of the Galloway Greenway Trail in Springfield along Lone Pine Ave. from Sequiota Park to Republic Rd., with $146,098 in STBG-U funds and $36,524 in local funds and a total project cost of $182,622.

8. *New* Fassnight from Jefferson to Phelps Grove Park (EN1911-19A3) Trail connections in Springfield along Bennett Street from Jefferson to Phelps Grove Park, with gaps at 1400 and 1415 E Bennett, with $72,708 in TAP funds and $18,177 in local funds and a total project cost of $90,885.

9. *New* Springfield Luster Sidewalks Seminole to Sunset (EN1912-19A3) Sidewalk connections in Springfield along Luster Avenue from Seminole Street to Sunset Drive, with $85,911 in TAP funds and $21,478 local funds and a total project cost of $107,389.

10. *New* Springfield Harvard Sidewalk Swallow to Aladdin (EN1913-19A3) Sidewalk connections in Springfield along Harvard Avenue from Swallow Street to Aladdin Court, with $110,869 in STBG-U funds and $27,717 in local funds and a total project cost of $138,586. Additional Projects

11. *New* On-Call Bridge Repairs (MO1906-19A3) MoDOT is requesting to add a project for on-call bridge repairs in FY 2019, with $177,600 in federal and $44,400 in state for a project total of $222,000.

12. *REVISED* Riverside Bridge (OK1802-19A3) Funding for the Riverside Bridge Project has been brought forward from FY 2018 to 2019 and funding sources have been aligned with the Riverside Bridge Intergovernmental Agreement. The total programmed amount for FY 2019 is $2,796,148.

13. *REVISED* Campbell and Republic Road Intersection (SP1818-19A3) Funding for the Campbell and Republic Road Intersection has been reprogrammed to FY 2019 and FY 2020. This is a cost share between the City of Springfield and MoDOT, with $963,200 local, $472,800 state, and $3,292,000 federal for a project total of $4,728,800

14. *NEW* MO 125 Drainage Improvements (ST1901-19A3) MoDOT is requesting to add FY 2019 and FY 2020 scoping for drainage improvements along MO 125 in Strafford for a total programmed amount of $4,000. Construction will be added at a later time.

Below are the five changes within Amendment 4 for the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program:

1. *New* 5310-Traditional Projects Reserve (MO1729-19A4) OTO maintains a reserve of 5310 funding to represent the 55 percent required to be spent on traditional 5310 projects. As projects have been awarded, the amount of reserve is reduced. The revised reserve amount includes funding for FY 2020 through FY 2022, with $332,614 in 5310 funding and a total programmed amount of $415,767.

2. *New* 5310-Springfield Greene Park Board (2019) (MO1907-19A4) Springfield-Greene County Park Board was recommended by the Local Coordinating Board for Transit to receive $52,000 in FTA Section 5310 funding to purchase one wide body cutaway, supporting their recreation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Greene County. Match is provided by the Springfield Greene County Park Board in the amount of $13,000.

3. *New* 5310-Arc of the Ozarks (2019) (MO1908-19A4) Arc of the Ozarks, Inc. was recommended by the Local Coordinating Board for Transit to receive $86,400 in FTA Section 5310 funding to purchase two medium roof long conversion vehicle, supporting their client-based transportation services for individuals with disabilities in Christian and Greene Counties. Match is provided by Arc of the Ozarks, Inc. in the amount of $21,600.

4. *New* 5310-OATS 1 (2019) (MO1909-19A4) OATS, Inc. was recommended by the Local Coordinating Board for Transit to receive $38,722 in FTA Section 5310 funding to purchase one medium roof long conversion with ADA flip seats, supporting their transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Christian and Greene Counties. Match is provided by OATS, Inc. in the amount of $9,680.

5. *New* 5310-OATS 2 (2019) (MO1910-19A4) OATS, Inc. was recommended by the Local Coordinating Board for Transit to receive $141,768 in FTA Section 5310 funding to purchase three wide body cutaways, supporting their transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Christian and Greene Counties. Match is provided by OATS, Inc. in the amount of $35,442.

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