Amendment Seven, the ¾ cent sales tax proposition for transportation in the state of Missouri failed on Tuesday by a 20% margin. Now that the bill has failed, the attention turns to the Department of Transportation and what will happen to our area roadways. Lake Area Engineer Bob Lynch says they plan to continue what they’re doing now
Lynch says some projects like expanded highways or any plans that had not been approved prior to the MODOT project list freeze had been put into place will not be completed unless the funds become available through other sources. This would include the Osage Beach Parkway extension to Y road which could be on the back burner for sometime.