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2017 Traffic Engineering Assistance Program Award Announcement!

The LPA Program is pleased to announce the FY2017 TEAP Project Awards.

The Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) allows local public agencies (LPA) to receive engineering assistance for studying traffic engineering problems. LPAs awarded TEAP funding for a traffic safety or operational problem must utilize the LPA On-Call Consultant List to perform the traffic study.

All awarded project sponsors will receive an official email informing them of the next steps in the TEAP process. 

Local public agencies are reimbursed for eligible project costs at a rate of 80 percent with the local agency providing a 20-percent match.  Funds administered by MoDOT will provide 80 percent of the TEAP project costs, up to $8,000 per project. If the total cost is greater than $10,000, the local agency can pay more than 20 percent to complete the TEAP project, if desired.

Eligible projects must be completed by April of 2017.

2017 Traffic Engineering Assistance Program Funded Projects List

Local Agency Funded Amount Type of Project
City of St Robert $8,000.00 Missouri Ave Corridor Study – St Robert Outer Road to Gateway Circle
City of Pleasant Hill $8,000.00

Pleasant Hill Bikeway Plan

City of Parkville $8,000.00

Lewis Street Traffic Study

City of Louisiana $8,000.00

Georgia Street Improvement Project

City of Moberly $8,000.00

Fisk Ave Corridor Study for Bike/Ped safety and Connectivity

City of Jackson $8,000.00

East Main St Intersection Evaluation

City of Des Peres $8,000.00 Traffic Calming Study – Old Des Peres Rd to Dougherty Ferry Road

University City

$8,000.00 Speed Control Study for School Zones within City limits
City of Ballwin $8,000.00 Intersection Operational & Safety Study – Holloway Rd at Kehrs Mill Rd

City of Republic

$8,000.00 Hines and Lynn Intersection Analysis

City of Warsaw

$8,000.00 Warsaw Livable Community Transportation Expansion Study

Notice of FY2017 Statewide Rural TAP Call for Projects - Applications due November 1, 2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking projects to be funded using 2017 Rural Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).  This program call will award $7.6 million of federal TAP funds.  LPAs that reside within the Metropolitan Planning Organizations of OTO, MARC, and East-west Gateway are not eligible for this program call.

Eligible projects include:

  • Construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting, and other safety-related infrastructure, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990;
  • Construction of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs;
  • Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users; and
  • Construction of infrastructure-related projects to improve the ability of students to walk and bicycle to school, including sidewalk improvements, traffic calming and speed reduction improvements, pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements, on-street bicycle facilities, off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities, secure bicycle parking facilities, and traffic diversion improvements in the vicinity of schools.

Awarded projects will be funded with 80 percent federal funds and require a minimum 20 percent cash local match. 

Links to the Program Guide and Nomination Form:

Application packets are due to the district offices by November 1, 2016. Awards are anticipated to be made in January of 2017.

For additional information contact your district representative or Elizabeth.Prestwood@modot.mo.gov 417-829-8016

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Off-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation (BRO) Program

  • Replacement or rehabilitation of deficient bridges located on local or rural minor collector roads
  • Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) mandates that at least $21.2 million of federal funds must be used for off-system (BRO) bridge projects
  • Funds are distributed to counties (including St. Louis City) based on the ratio of the replacement cost of the square footage of deficient bridge deck per county compared to the replacement cost of the square footage of deficient bridge deck in all counties of the state
  • Counties are allowed to utilize future funds to advance projects
  • Soft Match Credit Program
    • Counties can earn credit by replacing or rehabilitating a deficient bridge with their own funds
    • Credits can be used to satisfy the 20 percent matching requirement for BRO projects
    • Credits can be transferred to other Counties
  • More detailed program information can be found in Chapter 136-3.8.1 of the Engineering Policy Guide (EPG)

Pedestrian Bridge over Rolllins Street in Moberly

Pedestrian Bridge over Rollins Steet in Moberly

FHWA Grant Programs

FHWA Home Page

Local Programs provide federal funding to cities and counties for their transportation improvements. Please refer to Local Public Agency in MoDOT's policy guide, for more information on utilizing federal funding through several programs.

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

MAP-21 established a new program to provide for a variety of alternative transportation projects, including many that were previously eligible activities under separately funded programs. The TAP replaces the funding from pre-MAP-21 programs including Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, Safe Routes to School, and Scenic Byways, wrapping them into a single funding source.

Off-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation (BRO)
This program provides funding to counties for replacement or rehabilitation of deficient bridges.

On-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation (BRM)
This program provides funding through a competitive selection process for replacement or rehabilitation of deficient bridges.

Surface Transportation Program (STP)

  • Large Urban - This program provides funding for transportation facilities within the Transportation Management Areas of Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis.
  • Small Urban - This program provides funding for transportation facilities within urban areas with an urban cluster population greater than 5,000.

Scenic Byways
The Missouri Byways Program is a statewide partnership designed to provide recreational, educational and economic benefits to Missourians through the designation, interpretation, protection, promotion and infrastructure development of outstanding routes in Missouri, which contain exceptional examples of any of the following six intrinsic qualities: cultural, historical, archeological, natural, scenic and recreational.  The Missouri Byways Program is also a part of a national program consisting of All-American roads, national scenic byways and state scenic byways.

Local Public Agency Land Acquisition
Specific detailed procedures concerning the acquisition of land for road and bridge improvement projects administered by a local public agency are contained in Local Public Agency Land Acquisition.



Boonslick Regional Planning Commission
Lincoln, Montgomery, and Warren
Phone: 636-456-3473

Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments
Audrain, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, Randolph, Pike and Shelby
Phone: 573-565-2203

Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission
Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Schuyler, and Scotland
Phone: 660-465-7281

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Local Public Agency Policy

Highway User Revenue - Local Government Distribution Fiscal Year 2016

2014 - 2017 LPA Consultant On-Call List

Commonly Used Forms

Land Acquisition

Planning Framework

Who's Your Local Contact?

Tom Batenhorst

District Planning Manager

Phone: 573-248-2454


Bob Manzke

District Liaison

Clark, Lewis, Lincoln, Marion, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls and Warren Counties
Phone: 573-248-2634

Ron Watts

District Liaison

Adair, Audrain, Knox, Macon, Monroe, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland and Shelby Counties
Phone: 660-385-8218

Aaron Hugenberg

Bridge Inspections - Off System Bridges
Phone: 636-528-3176

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