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 are currently reevaluating the Route 67 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) completed in 2005. Public input will also be accepted as part of the reevaluation of this study.
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.
This process is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and will reevaluate 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). MoDOT expects the reevaluation to be completed in July 2020.
To learn more, please review 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. Comments will be accepted through May 18, 2020.
Environmental Impact Statement
Please click the link below to review the U.S. Route 67 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) completed in 2005.
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 will review the 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 state line near County Road 274 in Butler County.