Proposed change to Major Thoroughfare Plan

Press Release

For immediate release

The City of Ozark has requested to reclassify the existing and proposed 19th Street/17th Street corridor from a secondary arterial to a collector. 

The change would begin at Highway J and extend south to Highway 14. This would also include the connector of Garton Road from NN to the proposed 19th Street extension as a collector instead of a secondary arterial.  An amendment to the Major Thoroughfare Plan is considered an amendment to the OTO Long Range Transportation Plan, Transportation Plan 2040.

The design service volume of a secondary arterial is 6,000 to 20,000 vehicles per day, while for a collector it is 1,500 to 8,000 vehicles per day. The OTO model shows a maximum 2012 volume along that route of just over 4,000 and a 2040 volume around 7,300.

The public comment period will end on February 15, 2017. The OTO Board of Directors will review and consider approving the Amendment at their February 16, 2017 Board Meeting, held at 12:00 noon at 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri. After reviewing recommendations and entertaining public comment, the OTO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally adopt the Amendment.

For more information, contact: Natasha Longpine, Principal Planner, Ozarks Transportation Organization, 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri 65807, 417-865-3042.

Ozarks Transportation Organization is your Springfield-regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO.  The MPO is a body of elected and appointed members who work together with local, state and federal elected officials and policy-makers, serving to make funding and planning decisions for transportation within the Springfield, MO region.

Public input is a cornerstone of our operations. To tell us what you think, please email us at Find us on Facebook, or on Twitter @giveusyourinput.  Or call, or stop by our office at 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, in beautiful Chesterfield Village.


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