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      Open house meeting in Kirksville to discuss transportation improvements

      After years of work by local planning agencies and transportation partners, Missourians are now asked to weigh in on a list of transportation projects and improvements.The Missouri Department of Transportation has coordinated two open house meetings in northeast Missouri to ask residents to take a look at the local priorities and share their thoughts and insights.? Wednesday, June 11, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Mark Twain Museum, downtown Hannibal? Thursday, June 12, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Truman State University Student Union, KirksvilleOn August 5, Missouri voters will decide on Constitutional Amendment 7, a ballot measure to temporarily raise Missouri's sales tax by 3/4 of a cent. All proceeds from the tax would go toward needed transportation improvements across the state. The amendment's provisions include the creation of a project list prior to the election so Missourians can see what their tax dollars would fund.The public is invited to attend the meetings at any time during the advertised hours to speak to regional planning partners and MoDOT representatives. No formal presentations will be made.There are multiple open house meetings scheduled in each region of the state. The entire public meeting schedule, the draft transportation improvement list, and an online comment form are available at noon on June 13 at www.modot.org/movingforward.

      (information provided by MoDOT)