Maries, Osage and Phelps Counties - The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold two open-house public meetings to display a reasonable range of alternative highway alignments that are part of an environmental and location study for Route 63 through Osage, Maries, and Phelps Counties.The meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Vienna Knights of Columbus Hall, 206 Sixth Street, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Westphalia Knights of Columbus Hall, one mile south of the Route 50/63 junction. Both meetings will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and accessibility accommodations will be available.MoDOT developed the reasonable range of alternative alignments after evaluating technical, cultural, and environmental data as well as public comment from previous meetings. The reasonable range of alternatives narrows the selection of highway alignments from the preliminary range originally presented during the previous public meetings in spring 2007. Those who are interested in reviewing the alignments or sharing their ideas about the study can attend either meeting at any time between 4-7 p.m. No formal presentations will be made but MoDOT employees will be available to discuss the study and answer questions.MoDOT is conducting the study to evaluate potential future transportation needs along the 47-mile stretch of Route 63 from ½ mile south of the Route 50/63 junction to just north of Rolla. The study is an objective process to help determine what actions, if any, are needed to best serve the transportation needs of the area. For more information, please call our toll-free Customer Service Center at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit http://www.modot.org/central/.