rural areas will get a slightly larger piece of the road and bridge
funding pie thanks to a new policy adopted Jan. 10 by the Missouri
State Highways Transportation Commission, the Daily Dunklin
The new plan,
which won’t take full effect until mid-2006, substitutes a 1998
policy that automatically allocated half of the road and bridge
budget for Kansas City and St. Louis area projects and the leftovers
for the rest of the state to divide.
means rural Missouri, where the state’s worst roads and bridges
are located, will share 52 percent of highway funds, according
to the newspaper. The two biggest urban regions will split 48
MoDOT has already committed to through mid-2006 under the old
policy will remain unchanged.