3/8 cent Transportation Sales Tax 2017 VOTER APPROVED

Progress as promised

3/8 cent Transportation Sales Tax
Voter Approved on April 2017

Thank YOU-For supporting the 5-Year Plan for Transportation

When the citizens of Ozark voted to approve our first ever Transportation Sales Tax in April 2017, it was a clear message to city leaders that they wanted to see transportation improvements. Many local street and sidewalk improvements have already been completed, and throughout the next 5-years more will take place throughout our community.  Significant progress has also been made on our large scale partnership projects with MODOT, Christian County, and Ozark Special Road District.  These projects are progressing in a timely manner and are almost through the engineering, design, right of way acquisition and environmental study stages.  More details on these large projects and all of the local projects can be found below in the "Project Update" section.  

We are dedicated to fulfilling these commitments to improve our community, improve safety, and continue expanding our economic development opportunities.

Funding the 5 year plan

Please keep in mind that this is a 5-year plan so all projects you may want to see cannot be completed in a single year. As the City only receives sales tax funds from the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) on a monthly basis, and the fact that the state laws didn’t allow the DOR to begin collecting the new tax until October 1, 2017, the City has only received funds from this sales tax for the months indicated below.

If you have any questions about funding or the projects please feel free email Spayne@ozarkmissouri.com.

Project Name
Amount Spent
Cost Share Projects
Transfer to Riverside Bridge Project     
$ 200,000
Transfer to MODot South Street Sidewalk    
Transfer to MODOT South/Selmore Intersection   
$ 407,890.00
2017 Street Projects

Liberty Street
Applecreek Subdivision
$ 563,089.00
11th Avenue & Hartley
5th Avenue
$ 4,795.00
2017 Sidewalk & Trail Projects
Hartley & East Elementary
$ 120,826.77
McGuffey & North Elementary
$ 77,865.77
Finley River Park to Grubaugh Park
$ 132,931.10
Brick Street & Downtown
$ 61,295.00
2018 Street Projects
Waterford Subdivision
Eunice Street
$ 186,278.01
2018 Sidewalk & Trail Projects
Downtown CBD improvements
$ 52,737.00
Walnut Street Improvements
$ 77,865.77


Intersection improvement on Business 65 at South Street near Selmore Rd

Bus 65 Display_I100_Signal-1_JLC-3-page-001

TENTATIVE Schedule (schedule subject to change)

Consultant Selection – COMPLETED Nov 2016 
Consultant Notice To Proceed (start design work)- COMPLETED Jan 2017
Preliminary Plans for BU 65- Complete (done by MODOT) COMPLETED
R/W Plans for BU 65- Jan 2017 (done by MODOT) COMPLETED Jan 2017
Preliminary Plans for Intersection BU65/Rte 14/Selmore Rd- IN PROGRESS March 2017
R/W Plans for Intersection BU65/Rte 14/Selmore Rd BEGINS May 1, 2017
Public Meeting for both projects COMPLETED Summer 2017
Construction Plans for both BU 65 and Intersection BU65/Rte 14/Selmore Rd Feb, 2018
Plans/Spec/Estimate  IN PROGRESS March 2018
Construction Contract Award January 2020
Construction Notice to Proceed February 2020
Construction Complete (anticipate) Middle of 2021

Intersection Improvements on Route 14 and Intersection of Route 14/NN

Preliminary Plan Exhibit

TENTATIVE Schedule (schedule subject to change)

Consultant Selection                                                                                                           COMPLETED Nov 2016
Consultant Notice to Proceed(start design work)                                                                COMPLETED Jan 2017
Preliminary Plans for Rte 14 and Rte 14/NN Intersection                                                   COMPLETED April 2017
R/W Plans                                                                                                                           COMPLETED December 2018
Public Meeting for project                                                                                                    COMPLETED October 2018
Construction Plans                                                                                                              Jan 2019- Oct 2019
Construction Contract Award                                                                                               January 2020
Construction Notice to Proceed                                                                                           February 2020
Anticipated Construction Completion                                                                                  Middle of 2021


Project Update ON-Schedule March 2018 HERE


Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Project Status:                   

Major Milestones  % Complete  Comments
 Survey 100%  Complete
 Preliminary Hydrology & Hydraulic Study/Report 100%  Complete
 Preliminary Design 100%  Complete
 Right-of-Way-Acquisition 85% Estimated Completion March 2019
 Final Design/PS&E 100% Complete
 Bidding 0% Estimated Completion Fall-Winter 2018
 Construction 0% Estimated Completion Fall-Winter 2019


TransTaxTimeline (002)

Completed: Eunice

Curbs and 6' sidewalks are completed. Asphalt is next step. Excited to see this project completed soon

Completed:  Waterford Subdivision Phase 1

Completed: W. Liberty Avenue, North Ozark Industrial Park has been completed as promised

Completed: Applecreek Subdivision Tear out and replacement

Completed: 11th Avenue and E. Hartley to 14th Avenue improvements have been completed 11.7.2017

Completed: W. Robertson and 3rd Street

Completed: Matthew Ct drainage and street improvements

Sidewalk, Greenway & Trail Updates

COMPLETED Sidewalk connecting Neal and Betty Grubaugh Park to Finley River Park