August 5, 2023

The public is invited to join the discussion on priority unfunded transportation needs in the Kansas City Region with Missouri Department of Transportation staff.

Missouri’s transportation system is a tremendous asset, including 33,808 miles of roads and 10,424 bridges, making it one of the largest for any state in the nation. MoDOT, working with its regional planning partners, has outlined a draft High Priority Unfunded Needs listing, which identifies $1.1 billion in annual unfunded transportation needs for the system. The list was created to guide the development of needs into funded projects as state and federal transportation funds become available in future years.

The public is invited to review the list and provide feedback on the order of priorities that could be funded in the future. Meetings to discuss the draft updated High Priority Unfunded Needs list for transportation in the Kansas City Region will be held:

From 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Mid America Regional Council, 600 Broadway Blvd, Suite 200, KCMO 64105; and

From 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 200 S Holden St., Warrensburg, MO 64093.

The presentation materials and a comment form are also available online at

MoDOT staff worked with metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning commissions throughout the state to develop a list of high priority unfunded road and bridge needs. The draft lists include $4.7 billion in road and bridge needs in three tiers. Tier one includes $552 million and includes needs that could be accomplished in the time of the current five-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as federal and state funding levels increase. These needs have good estimates. Tier two is worth $2.1 billion and includes needs beyond the current STIP timeframe with broader estimates. Tier three includes $2 billion of needs also beyond the current STIP timeframe with broader estimates. In addition, MoDOT staff worked with planning partners to identify $1 billion in multimodal needs.

The draft document and comment forms will be available online through August 31, 2023, at For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit To receive the latest statewide news and text alerts, signup for e-updates. Follow MoDOT: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube.