The Missouri Department of Transportation has outlined its plan for taking care of roads and bridges with a significantly reduced construction budget. “Missouri’s 325 system” calls for MODOT to focus its limited resources on approximately 8,000 miles of the state’s primary roads, which are identified as the highways that connect cities across the state. MODOT director Dave Nichols presented the plan yesterday (Wednesday) to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at the State Capital. The remainder of the state’s 34,000 miles of roadway would receive only minimal maintenance including snow plowing, pothole patching and road striping. The commission is expected to make a decision on the proposal at its February 4th meeting.