Missouri’s Highways and Transportation Commission has adopted a plan to shrink the agency, so more of the money it gets can be directed to road and bridge projects. The plan that calls for cutting MoDOT’s staff by 1,200, closing 131 facilities and selling more than 740 pieces of equipment. By 2015, the plan will save $512 million. The final plan calls for MoDOT to keep a strong presence in the three areas where the department will close district offices: Macon, Joplin and Willow Springs. The plan will also merge the Camdenton area engineer office with the maintenance and traffic facility in Osage Beach.