Come this August, Show-Me-State voters will be asked to vote on a ballot measure to increase the state sales tax.
That increase will be by 3/4 of a cent. If approved, the increase would go toward helping Mo-DOT pay for road improvements across the state. T
he increase in tax would not be applied to purchases of medicine, groceries or gasoline. The tax would provide an estimated $5.4 billion in funding for transportation projects over the next ten years. During that 10-year period, the current tax on gasoline would be frozen. Currently, MoDOT has five proposed projects planned to help improve Adair County.
Those improvements include resurfacing Business Highway 63 from Highway 6 West at the Walmart intersection northward to the new Highway 63, and also upgrading hangars and improving the terminal at Kirksville Regional Airport.
Leading up to the election in August, Mo-DOT officials will work with citizens to identify which areas most need improvements when it comes to roadways.