Forward 44

Program Overview

Missouri’s FY2024 budget from the General Assembly signed into law by Gov. Parson provided $20 million of General Revenue for an environmental study more than 250 miles of the I-44 corridor from the Oklahoma state line to the Franklin County/St Louis County line. This study is a critical step to preparing for future projects on I-44. 

Program Goals

The goals for the I-44 corridor environmental study are to validate the outcomes of the 2008 I-44 Purpose and Need Study with the opportunity for the public to provide input and to divide the more than 250 miles of the I-44 corridor into logical independent segments that can further be studied. Those project segments can then be prioritized for further in-depth study to determine a preferred alternative and prepare for detailed design and construction when funds are available.

Next Steps

Two consultants have been hired with the full corridor divided into two. Initial review should begin in early 2024 and will take approximately one year.

The next stage on more in-depth review in smaller segments will then begin and could take another two years.

Forward 44 News

  • MoDOT Selects Two Consultants to Lead I-44 Corridor Study


    JEFFERSON CITY – Today the Missouri Department of Transportation announced the selection of two consultants to lead an environmental study of the more than 250 miles of Interstate 44 from the Oklahoma state line to the Route 100 East interchange near...


Below is an interactive map that shows the 253-mile stretch of I-44 and how it is broken into two sections for the environmental study.

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