Plans For I-44 Rebuild

Construction to widen I-70 in Missouri is expected to begin later this year and I-44 could also soon have its turn. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith has unveiled his chamber’s next state budget proposal, which includes more than 727-million to rebuild portions of Interstate 44, including six lanes at Springfield, Joplin, and Rolla. During a stop this week in Joplin, Smith commended MoDOT’s budgeting.

Once the Missouri House is done working on the budget, the Senate will add changes.