MoDOT Gives Public Informational Program at California Elementary Discussing Bold New Plans

A information program by MoDOT on a future plan for changes to be voted on June 8, was held Wednesday, May 31, at the California Elementary School Cafeteria.

A information program by MoDOT on a future plan for changes to be voted on June 8, was held Wednesday, May 31, at the California Elementary School Cafeteria. Photo by John Inman.

Representatives from MoDOT gathered at the California Elementary School Cafeteria Wednesday, June 1, to give a program laying out what their plan to deal with budget cuts will be. Assistant District Engineer Eric Schroeter was at the gathering to answer questions and lay out the cuts and vision for how MoDOT plans on dealing with major cuts to its funding.

In a flyer handed out at the meeting, it was stated the funding the past five years for construction averaged $1.2 billion dollars a year and will be cut by more than half. Last year they made changes including reducing the workforce by 340 employees and saved $64 million dollars which was put back into roads and bridges. They said the Five-Year Direction helped but was not enough.

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MoDOT employees who were available for questions and information about the new plan for MoDOT; from left, are Project Manager Nicole Hood, Assistant District Engineer Eric Schroeter and District Planning Manager Mike Dusenberg.

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This was one of several boards containing information about the proposed changes to MoDOT to be voted on June 8.

For more of this story check out the June 8 issue of the California Democrat.

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