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Butler
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U.S. Route 67

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MoDOT to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Next Phase of Future I-57 in Butler County

SIKESTON-The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 to discuss a proposed project to upgrade U.S. Route 67 in Butler County to four lanes in preparation for Future I-57. The meeting will be held at Neelyville High School in the cafeteria.

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.

The public meeting will focus on options for future access at Neelyville, Missouri and Phase 3, which includes upgrading a five-mile section of Route 67 to four lanes from County Road 352 to near County Road 272.

Phases 1A, 1B and 2 are funded. Phase 1A received funding through Governor Mike Parson’s cost share program, and construction to reconfigure the Route 160/158 interchange kicked-off in late August.

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.

Funding is not yet secured for Phases 3 and 4; schedules will be determined as funding becomes available.

The public meeting will be open house style, and visitors can stop-by anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to discuss the details of the project with the project team.

Virtual Public Hearing Materials for Phase 2 Discussion on Feb. 3, 2022

Virtual Public Hearing Held to Discuss Phase 2

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 Thursday, Feb. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m., with formal presentations beginning at 4 and 5 p.m. The same presentation was delivered at both 4 and 5 p.m. to provide attendees with multiple opportunities to join the discussion. Throughout the online hearing, there were opportunities for attendees to ask questions or share comments. 

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. 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.

The virtual public hearing focused on Phase 2, which includes upgrading a two-mile section of Route 67 to four lanes from County Road 338 to County Road 352, north of Neelyville, Missouri.

Funding is not yet secured for Phases 3 and 4; schedules will be determined as funding becomes available.

ARCHIVE: Virtual Public Hearing Held Discuss Phases 1A and 1B on Aug. 3, 2021

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 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 from 4 to 6 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. 

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. 

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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.

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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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Tim Pickett
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(573) 472-9003

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Matt Wilkerson
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