As part of the planning stages for the conversion of U.S. Route 67 to Interstate 57, the City of Poplar Bluff and Missouri Department of Transportation have reevaluated the Route 67 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from 2005.
The reevaluation of the Route 67 EIS was completed in January 2021.
The Future I-57 project would include upgrading 10 miles of Route 67 to four lanes on a new alignment from the Route 160 interchange to two miles north of the Arkansas Stateline near County Road 274 in Butler County.
This process was required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and reevaluated the 10-mile section of Route 67 in Butler County that was included in the 2005 Route 67 EIS and associated 2005 Record of Decision (ROD). Public input was also part of this process.
To learn more, please review the Reevaluation of the Route 67 EIS included below. To comment, please complete the electronic comment form included below or call MoDOT Project Manager Tim Pickett at (573) 472-9003 or MoDOT Area Engineer Dave Wyman at (573) 380-2913.
NEPA Reevaluation of the U.S. Route 67 EIS
Please click the link below to review the NEPA Reevaluation of the U.S. Route 67 Environmental Impact Statement.
The EIS examines environmental impacts, such as socioeconomic, traffic and transportation, air quality, noise, natural resources, and cultural resources. The EIS submitted in 2005 included U.S. 67 from south of Fredericktown, Missouri, to a point just south of Neelyville, Missouri, in Madison, Wayne and Butler Counties.
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 Arkansas Stateline near County Road 274 in Butler County.
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