SIKESTON-As part of the planning stages for the conversion of U.S. Route 67 to Interstate 57, the Missouri Department of Transportation and City of Poplar Bluff are currently reevaluating the Route 67 Environmental Impact Statement completed in 2005.
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 state line near County Road 274 in Butler County.
Interested persons may review the EIS and share their thoughts at https://www.modot.org/us-67-future-i-57-butler-county. Comments will be accepted through Monday, May 18 as part of the reevaluation of the EIS.
The EIS examines environmental impacts, such as socioeconomic, traffic and transportation, air quality, noise, natural resources, and cultural resources.
MoDOT expects the reevaluation of the EIS to be completed in July 2020. The reevaluation will assist MoDOT in avoiding, minimizing or mitigating project impacts to the natural and human environment.
For more information, please visit https://www.modot.org/us-67-future-i-57-butler-county or contact MoDOT Project Manager Tim Pickett at (573) 472-9003 or Area Engineer David Wyman at (573) 472-9021.
Online Comment Form: https://www.modot.org/form/share-your-thoughts-us-67-future