Public Comment: Long Range Transportation Plan draft

Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO), the Springfield-area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), announces their Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) public comment period, beginning July 17, 2016 and extending through August 17, 2016. The current LRTP, titled Transportation Plan 2040, sets goals and prioritizes projects through 2040 for the Springfield Metropolitan Area. All projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) must appear in the LRTP.

Transportaion Plan 2040






The draft version of the plan can be viewed here:

The current draft is also available for review at the City Utilities Transit Office located at 1505 Boonville Ave., the Springfield-Greene County Library Center located at 4653 South Campbell, and the Ozarks Transportation Organization located at 2208 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Suite 101, as well as and Comments may be submitted in writing to the Ozarks Transportation Organization located at 2208 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Suite 101, Springfield, MO 65807; by fax to (417) 862-6013; or by e-mail to, or comment below

4 Comments on Public Comment: Long Range Transportation Plan draft

  1. Rick Thompson // July 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm // Reply

    I am concerned about the safety of the citizens of Strafford. At present, OTR Trucks and farm traffic both use all our roads. This creates a very dangerous situation, since one moves very slow, and the other is very hard to stop in short distances due to the weight of the trucks. I would like to see a speed reduction and limited hours of operation for trucks on the cities roads, or farm tractors and equipment restrictions. Without addressing this concern, more Strafford citizens will end up in fatal accidents. I believe that this can be accomplished in the OTO’s Vision 2040 Plan. Thank you for reading my concerns.

  2. Richard Bode // July 22, 2016 at 10:18 am // Reply

    I am really concerned with the speed limits on the US and State highways. There are many vehicles (cars and trucks) that ignore the present limits. I believe the speed limits MUST be reduced, especially on highways 65 and 60. Even though they are (or will be) 4 lanes there are still intersecting side roads that do not have turn lanes, especially on Hwy 60. . Then the speed limits should be enforced better. Thank you.

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