Virtual Public Hearing Presentation Video
MoDOT Holds Virtual Public Hearing to Discuss Route 67 (Future I-57) in Butler County
The Missouri Department of Transportation held a virtual public hearing to discuss a proposed project to upgrade U.S. Route 67 in Butler County to four lanes in preparation for Future I-57. The virtual public hearing was held Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m., with formal presentations at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The proposed project includes upgrading Route 67 to interstate standards from the Route 160/158 interchange south of Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the Missouri/Arkansas state line. The entire project limits are broken down into five phases: Phases 1A and 1B, as well as Phases 2-4. (Click here to view an overview of the phases.)
Phases 1A, 1B and 2 are funded and were the focus of the public hearing. Phase 1A received funding through Governor Mike Parson’s cost share program. Phases 1B and 2 were funded thanks to a cost share between MoDOT and the City of Poplar Bluff. This was made possible after Poplar Bluff voters approved a ballot measure led by the Highway 67 Corporation to help fund the expansion in August 2019.
Improvements will extend from the Route 160/158 interchange to County Road 352 through the currently funded phases. The Route 160/158 interchange will be reconfigured with two roundabouts in place of the current loop ramps in the northwest and southeast quadrants.
Funding is not yet secured for Phases 3 and 4; schedules will be determined as funding becomes available.
Overview of Phases
Click below to view an overview of the proposed project to upgrade U.S. Route 67 in Butler County to four lanes in preparation for Future I-57. The entire project limits are broken down into five phases: Phases 1A and 1B, as well as Phases 2-4. Phases 1A, 1B and 2 are funded. Funding is not yet secured for Phases 3 and 4.
NEPA Reevaluation of EIS
Please click the link below to review the NEPA Reevaluation of the U.S. Route 67 Environmental Impact Statement. During the reevaluation, MoDOT and the City of Poplar Bluff reviewed the 2005 EIS as it pertains to the 10-mile section of U.S. 67 from the Route 160 interchange to two miles north of the state line near County Road 274.
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