Public Comment Period Open For Ozarks Transportation Amendment
from an edited press release:
The Ozarks Transportation Organization announces a public comment period for the public to review and comment on a proposed amendment to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
The TIP is a schedule of transportation improvements planned by various agencies in the Ozarks Transportation Organization boundary over the next four years.
To be eligible for federal funds, a project must be included in the TIP.
The following twelve changes have been requested:
1. Bridge Replacement, Bridge #0660212 on Farm Road 66 (GR1311)
Remove existing bridge and approaches and replace for a total programmed amount of $210,000.
2. Farm Road 141 Bridges #1410151 and #1410155 (GR1213)
Change in scope from rehabilitation of existing bridges to removing existing bridges and approaches and replacement for a total programmed amount of $1,417,000.
3. Bridge Replacement, Bridge #1020164 on Farm Road 102 (GR1312)
Remove existing bridges and approaches and replace for a total programmed amount of $464,000.
4. Improvements at Route 65 and Battlefield Road (SP1108)
Update programmed amount in 2015 to reflect addition of $1,189,657 in BRM funding. No change in total programmed amount of $13,549,767.
5. McDaniel Lake Bridge #0760180 (GR1313)
Dedication of the historic McDaniel Lake Bridge to Ozark Greenways according to Title 23, Article 144 (Historic Bridge Program) for a total programmed amount of $200,000. The $200,000 is the cost of what it would be to demolish the bridge. Instead, Ozark Greenways receives this money to maintain the bridge.
6. Strafford Sidewalk Project (EN1301)
New project to construct sidewalk from OO to Osage along Madision, as well as along Bumgarner and Pine, including the construction of ADA ramps and crosswalks for a programmed amount of $300,000.
7. Jordan Creek Trail at West Meadows (EN1302)
New project to construct hard surface greenway trail from west of Main Avenue to Fort Avenue, extending through the area known as West Meadows for a programmed amount of $300,000.
8. Willard Sidewalk Project (EN1303)
New project to construct sidewalk along Farmer Road from the Jackson Street and Farmer Road intersection to the south side of Wiley Street, as well as the potential to include additional sidewalk along Miller Road from the south side of the greenway trail to the south side of Jackson for a programmed amount of $250,000.
9. Route 14 ADA Accommodations in Nixa and Ozark (EN1304)
New project to construct new ADA ramps and replace non-standard ramps along the Route 14 corridor – in Nixa, between Main and Ellen and in Ozark, between Walnut and Church – for a programmed amount of $236,553.
10. Commercial Street Streetscape Phase 5 (EN1305)
New project to construct sidewalk along Commercial from Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue, as well as provide aesthetic lighting, landscaping, and an overlay of Commercial Street for a programmed amount of $400,000.
11. Jefferson Avenue Streetscape Phase 1 (EN1306)
$400,000 New project to construct sidewalk along Jefferson Avenue, from Phelps Street to Water Street, as well as provide aesthetic lighting, landscaping, and an overlay of Jefferson Avenue for a programmed amount of $400,000.
12. Phelps Street Streetscape Phase 1 (EN1307)
$250,000 (Alternate) New project to construct sidewalk along Phelps Street from Campbell Avenue to Boonville Avenue, as well as provide aesthetic lighting, landscaping, and an overlay of Phelps Street for a programmed amount of $250,000. This project is included as an alternate should there be remaining Transportation Enhancement or Transportation Alternatives Program funding after the completion of projects 6 through 11 as listed above.
The amendment will be available for review at the Ozarks Transportation Organization, 205 Park Central East, Suite 205 and at ozarkstransportation.org.
Comments may be submitted in writing to the Ozarks Transportation Organization, 205 Park Central East, Suite 205, Springfield, MO 65806, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 417-862-6013.
The public comment period will begin on February 1, 2013 and end on February 20, 2013. The OTO Board of Directors will review and possibly approve the amendments at the February 21, 2013 Board Meeting held at 12:00 pm at 205 Park Central East, Suite 212 and online at www.ozarkstransportation.org.
After reviewing recommendations and entertaining public comment, the OTO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally adopt the amendments.