Proposed 2016 Ballot Language
Proposed 1/8-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Ballot Language
Shall the City of Springfield, Missouri, continue a sales tax of one-eighth of one percent for transportation purposes to fund high-priority transportation improvements such as: replacing the Grand Street Bridge and providing bike lanes, sidewalks and rail crossing improvements between Park Avenue and Kansas Expressway; widening Cherry Street, adding bike lanes and sidewalks from Barnes Avenue to Oak Grove Avenue; adding dual left turn lanes on Republic Road at Campbell Avenue and widening Republic Road from Campbell Avenue to the driveway at Chase; relocating Eastgate Avenue on south side of Chestnut Expressway to new traffic signal location to the east; Pavement Preservation/Major Street Resurfacing and Rehabilitation projects; Traffic Flow and Safety projects; Bridge Repair and Replacement; Alternate Transportation projects including sidewalks, bike routes, transit, and rail crossing improvements; Design and Right-of-Way Projects and transportation investments related to economic development and quality of life enhancements through shared funding with County, State, and Federal agencies and developers to advance high-priority projects, with the tax to sunset in four years?
(Note: There will be no increase in the current sales tax level if the one-eighth of one percent Transportation Sales Tax is continued.)
Proposed ¼-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Ballot Language
Shall the City of Springfield, Missouri, continue a sales tax of one-fourth of one percent for the purpose of funding high-priority capital improvements such as: intersection improvements including new traffic signals and additional turn lanes at Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue; widening Fremont Avenue from Sunset Street to Battlefield Road and adding sidewalks and bike path; widening Primrose Street from South to Kimbrough Avenue with new traffic signal at Jefferson Street; Municipal Street and Infrastructure Improvements/Rehabilitation; Stormwater Permit Compliance and flood prevention; School Sidewalk and Sidewalk Repair Programs; Neighborhood Initiative Program; Safety Signing and Marking; Traffic Signal and Calming Program; Center City Development; Design and Right-of-Way Projects; Reforestation and Landscaping and public/private cost share investments related to economic development and quality of life enhancements through shared funding with the County, State, Federal agencies and developers to advance high-priority projects, with the tax to sunset in three years?
(Note: There will be no increase in the current sales tax level if the one-fourth of one percent Capital Improvements Tax is continued.)
Battlefield & Hwy 65 Diverging Diamond Interchange
Intersection improvements at Republic & National
Neighborhood and Alternative Transportation Improvements
South Glenstone road widening & intersection improvements at Independence.
Major street resurfacing & rehabilitation
Improvements to Republic Road, James River Freeway Bridge and bike trail addition.