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We are excited to see you here and hope that you will check back regularly to stay informed about what Ozarks Transportation Organization is doing in the region. Additionally, we want to hear from you. We want to know what transportation needs are effecting you and how we can help.

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8 Comments on Leave Us a Comment

  1. Hey, I love the new site.

  2. m thornton // July 22, 2016 at 5:20 am // Reply

    How about a sidewalk /bike path and bus stop down to lone pine at east republic road from south glenstone.

  3. The Highway 160 north to Willard is still very bottlenecked and needs to be a 4-lane. You have put this improvement off long enough always with the excuse of no money or another road has priority. Morning and evening rush hour traffic is horrible and I just hope I don’t go to my grave first before you improve this road. It’s been on your list since the late ’70s and is the only non-4-lane road that comes into Springfield. Do you hate us? Don’t go by how many cars use that road because a lot of us use state highway AB south to avoid the congestion and it too could use improvements.

    • Thank you for your input. I am pleased to inform you that US160 from I-44 to Farm Road 94 is planned to be widened to a four lane section in 2020 and 2021. We are hopeful that the planned project will alleviate some of the congestion that you are experiencing. Last year OTO did prioritize a portion of 160 as a priority for funding. MoDOT then added a four-lane improvement on US160 from I-44 to Farm Road 94 as a project to begin in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program in state fiscal year 2021 (July 2020 to June 2021). Unfortunately, due to the lack of revenue for transportation projects a piece mill approach is necessary at this time. There has been no funding identified for the remaining portion. In August 2014, Amendment 7 (a 3/4 cent ten-year sales tax) was defeated. The widening of US160 from I-44 to AB was included in the Amendment 7 project list. We continue to advocate for additional revenue and US160 remains of the list of priority needs for the region.

      We appreciate your input and encourage any additional questions or commentary.

  4. Mary Kromrey // May 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm // Reply

    Please notice the red line running off to the northwest on the map. This is a widing of Highway160 between Springfield and AB highway in Willard from 2-lanes to 4 lanes. Please include–A bike /ped underpass shoud be plannded to connect current and future resiedental development on the west side of 160—to the Frisco HighlineTrail on the east which has connections to downtown Willard, two city parks and three schools. We already receive requests for a safe crossing to the trail with just a the two lane highway.

    Thank you.

    • Thank you for reminding us of this important connection. We have been assured that MoDOT will consider this in the design of the US160 widening improvements.

  5. could really use a route to the Galloway Creek trailhead from the west… pretty much impossible to get there safely on a bike without zigzagging across the countryside. which is nice, unless you just want to commute to work. at the very least, a few shortcuts would be quite helpful. perhaps something parallel to 65.

  6. I just moved from Seattle where we biked everywhere. I would recommend networking with Cascade Bicycle to get recommendations and advice from topics of trail development, education for both drivers and bicyclists and everything else. They would a be a great resource. I am hesitant to bike on the road because I dont feel like the drivers understand how to behave around bicyclists. Maybe it is a matter of education?

    This is their link – https://www.cascade.org/ . I used to bike to the grocery store, to work, everywhere.. I hope to do this one day in Nixa.

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