Virtual Public Hearing to Discuss Route 67 (Future I-57) in Butler County

SIKESTON—The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold 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 will be held Thursday, Feb. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m., with formal presentations beginning at 4 and 5 p.m. The same presentation will be delivered at both 4 and 5 p.m. to provide attendees with multiple opportunities to join the discussion.

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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. Phases 1A, 1B and 2 are funded.

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

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