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8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
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how do i get a sign for my yard?
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And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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NE MO Transportation Priorities List Finalized

NE MO Transportation Priorities List Finalized

3 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

MO Voters to decide Amendment 7 Aug 5th

A new bridge at U.S. 54 over the Mississippi River at Louisiana and raising the road at U.S. 61 near Alexandria are two Missouri transportation projects that could be constructed within the next 10 years, depending on the outcome of Constitutional Amendment 7 to be voted on Aug. 5.  These are only a few of the projects identified on a regional project list which was developed with significant input and reflects the needs of the Northeast Region. "This list reflects the priorities of the long-range transportation plan which include take care of the system, safety, economic development and other transportation choices," said MoDOT NE District Engineer Paula Gough.

The statewide list includes $4.8 billion in transportation projects. While a significant amount of work focuses on Missouri's roads and bridges, it also incorporates other modes of transportation.

"Some of the key accomplishments are addressing 41 deficient bridges, including replacing the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana, resurfacing more than 800 miles of roadways, and begin construction on a shared four-lane on U.S. 54," Gough said.  "This list also includes upgrading the interchange of Route 47 at US 61 in Troy and making several intersection improvements," she added.  "We also have some funding allocated for OATS and other modes of transportation," she said. Ultimately, the delivery of projects outlined in this priorities list will go a long way toward fixing roads and bridges and improving transportation. The end result of this work would affect Missourians in every region the state and help meet the goals set forth in last year's long range transportation plan.

Within the northeast region, the following projects are just a few that are included to be completed within 10 years should Constitutional Amendment 7 pass:

••         Champ Clark Bridge at U.S. 54 over Mississippi River in Louisiana (contingent on funding from Illinois)

••         Raising U.S. 61 near Alexandria to reduce and possibly eliminate road closures due to flooding

••         Shared four-lane between Mexico and Scott's Corner at MO 19/US 54

••         An upgraded interchange at U.S. 61/MO 47 in Troy

••         A new interchange at U.S. 61/MO 6 in Kirksville

••         Safety improvements including several intersections located near schools

••         841 miles of resurfacing, which includes 116 miles of shoulders

••         43 bridge replacements or improvements

The northeast district transportation improvement list and information about the amendment are available at www.modot.org/movingforward. View projects by district by clicking on the online map showing each MoDOT region.

On Aug. 5, Missouri voters will decide on Amendment 7, a ballot measure to temporarily raise Missouri's sales tax by ¾ of a cent. All proceeds from the 10-year tax would go toward much-needed transportation improvements across the state. The amendment's provisions include the creation of a project list prior to the election so Missourians can see what their tax dollars would fund.


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