master plan lists future Hwy. 92 projects
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has
evaluated the information gathered during the first three
phases of the Route 92/10 Corridor Master Plan Study and
has developed a Draft Master Plan with recommendations
for improvements across the corridor.
The Draft Master Plan will be presented at a single corridor-wide
public meeting on Jan. 22 from 5-7 p.m. at the Knights
of Columbus Hall, 704 North Jefferson Street, Kearney,
Missouri. The meeting will be an open house style meeting,
so you may stop by anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Members
of the study team will be available to answer your questions
and gather your feedback on the recommendations.
The recommended strategy for improvement presented in
the Draft Master Plan has been revised since the public
meeting held in July 2001 to address the needs across
the entire corridor and allow:
Communities to plan for future worst-cast (or widest)
Communities the chance to work with MoDOT to refine
designs when MoDOT is ready to build the improvements.
The Draft Master Plan has identified 30 manageable projects
across the corridor. Using a prioritization process based
on technical judgements and public input, these projects
have been divided into three tiers. The top ten projects
are known as Tier 1 projects and include bridge replacements
and associated roadway improvements. The remaining 20
projects are split into Tiers 2 and 3.
The top 10 priorities for Route 92 and 10 encompass 15
miles of the 60-mile corridor at an estimated cost of
$43.5 million. Nine of the ten projects are ridge replacements
and the associated roadway improvements. Project number
10 was selected for improved accessibility. The Needs
Assessment phase of the study determined that the bridges
are in need of repair or replacement and should receive
attention first so that people can continue to travel
through the corridor.
"Public input has played a critical role in developing
alternatives and recommendations for improvements along
the corridor," stated Lisa Stupps, MoDOT Project
Manager. "Through a series of public meetings and
workshops over the last 18 months we have gathered input
regarding the importance of the quality of life and rural
character in the area. We have combined that information
with what improvements are necessary to bring the road
up to modern standards and have developed a Draft Master
Plan that addresses those issues."
At this time, funding has not been identified for any
of the projects recommended in the Draft Master Plan.
Funding is a concern across the state, and it is important
to note that MoDOT District 4 funds are limited--especially
outside the metropolitan boundary where Routes 92 and
10 are located.
The Route 92/10 corridor runs from the Missouri River
to Richmond, Mo. The 60-mile study area extends five miles
north and south of the existing route. MoDOT began work
on the Route 92/10 Corridor Master Plan in July 2000.
The 18-month study is designed to identify transportation
needs and improvement priorities along the corridor.
For more information about the study, contact Lisa Stupps
at (816) 622-6567 or access the project's web site at