3/8 Transporation Sales Tax

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On April 4 2017, voters in the City of Ozark voted and APPROVED a 3/8 cent sales tax to fund transportation upgrades.  Proposed improvements will expand intersections, make sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades, and help OSRD fund a new bridge replacement, local street and pedestrian improvements.

The new sales tax will begin in October 2017 and run till 2022



With the new 3/8 cent Sales Tax, the city will be able to fund new community trails, improve sidewalks near South Elementary School

The city street maintenance schedule will go from a
17-year plan to a 5-year plan

50% of the proposed 3/8-cent transportation sales tax will be dedicated to repairing and resurfacing local street.

Click HERE to see local street projects included 




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Projects

Road
project a
Intersection improvement on Business 65 at South Street near Selmore Rd

Federal Funds: $1.68 million
State Funds:  $2.1 million
City Matching Funds: $420,000
project b
Intersection improvement on Business 65 at Jackson St and HWY NN

Federal Funds: $1.4 million
State Funds:  $1.75 million
City Matching Funds: $350,000
Sidewalk.Trails.Greenway projects
south street sidewalk
Sidewalks/Trails/Greenway Projects

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Commercial Sidewalks & Safe Routes to School

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Cooperation is KEY-Funding Information on a NEW Riverside Bridge


               Information on Funding Sources

Riverside Bridge Updates



Blunt Introduces Bill to Expedite Replacement 
of Riverside Bridge in Ozark

April 4, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today introduced legislation that would pave the way for the replacement of the Riverside Bridge in Ozark, Mo. The century-old bridge has been closed for five of the last seven years, with its most recent closure dating back to July 2015.

"The flood-related closure of the Riverside Bridge is adding to emergency response times, hurting local businesses, and making it difficult for area residents to get around," Blunt said. "Replacing the bridge will provide a long-term solution to the frequent closures that have disrupted travel across this vital north-south connection over the Finley River."

Blunt's bill will expedite the construction of a new bridge, adjacent to the Riverside Bridge, by eliminating statutory restrictions that prevent new construction in the area identified by experts as the best location for the project.

Blunt continued, "Maintaining and improving our state's infrastructure is critical for boosting economic growth and improving the quality of life for Missourians. I've heard from many residents and officials in Ozark who have pressed the need to replace the Riverside Bridge, and I will work to get this bill passed by Congress and signed into law as quickly as possible so that project can move forward."

U.S. Representative Billy Long (Mo.) plans to introduce companion legislation in the House.


Riverside bridge pic

UPDATE:


City of Ozark is partnering with MODot, plans to widen Jackson Street (Route 14) between 16th Street and the Finley River bridge beginning in 2019. The project also includes widening the intersection of Jackson Street/Route NN/10th Street.
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