Recognizing the value the community brings to the transportation planning process, we will employ several tools to ensure you have a variety of opportunities to be involved in the Chester Bridge Study. The study’s Public Involvement Program will be guided by both the National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) requirements for public involvement and MoDOT’s public engagement policies. The approach to this study will help ensure the recommended improvements to Chester Bridge balance costs, safety, commuter needs, environmental impacts and the study’s goals. Public involvement is critical to this approach and helps build awareness and understanding. Ultimately, your input will play an important role in providing guidance toward the study’s final outcome.

The public’s first opportunity to be involved was through a community survey that was available online from May 10, 2017 through June 16, 2017. More 1,000 individuals completed the survey and provided feedback about how they use Chester Bridge and issues for the study team to address.

Public open house meetings will be held over the course of the study to provide information and obtain your feedback.