(KTVI) - On August 5th, Missouri voters will decide on Amendment 7, a ballot measure to temporarily raise Missouri`s sales tax by ¾ of a cent. All proceeds from the 10-year tax would go toward transportation improvements across the state.
MoDOT Assistant District Engineer Bill Schnell joins FOX 2's John Pertzborn to share why you should vote "Yes."
The 86 projects on the St. Louis regional list include: roadway resurfacing projects, shouldering projects, interchange projects, bike/pedestrian and transit, two major bridge projects, rail, port, and airport improvement projects. Some projects such as the I-270, between Lindbergh and Route 367, in North St. Louis county, have been long-awaited by the community.
More than 100 miles of rural roads in Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Charles counties will get guardrail, rumble strips and shoulder projects.
Additionally, $150 million will go toward bike, pedestrian and trail improvements. Improvements to transit access and to some existing Metrolink stations.
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