Missouri Route 66 Corridor Management Plan Meetings to Take Place in January and February 2010

December 31, 2009

The Public Meetings that will be held for the Corridor Management Plan (CMP) are critical to the overall process and the end product. In fact, in order for the Route 66 Association of Missouri to make application for the National Byway Program, a CMP must be completed and in place. The public meetings are a critical part of the plan. Visiting each county and giving the public an opportunity to weigh in on the preservation, protection, and promotion opportunities for the Route 66 corridor will allow Great River to provide better tools for each county individually to implement strategies.

Ultimately one of the largest goals of the Corridor Management Plan is to focus on the economic development opportunities that may exist in the corridor. The public plays a key role in helping to identify unique opportunities that we may not be aware of in our field observation. We encourage public participation in these meetings in an effort to gain more complete knowledge of each county so that the corridor management plan will ultimately be a useful tool for all.

Community involvement through participation in the public meetings is important not only to gain new ideas, but to further improve community empowerment enhancing existing and proposed project features.

Determining community needs increases support and acceptance and reduces concerns, fears, and false rumors that can negatively impact the success of a project. The process of proper information and reciprocal dialog determines successful community involvement. Only a properly informed community can be a positive asset in the process of developing the CMP.

Time for all Meetings is 6-8 PM. Meetings will be presented by Great River Engineering. For Updates and to verify information check: http://Route66.greatrivereng.com or contact the Route 66 Association of Missouri member listed with each meeting. PLAN TO ATTEND! INVITE GUESTS!

For the complete schedule, locations, and contact information, click here.

Upcoming Meeting in Rolla

December 19, 2009

The next meeting of the Route 66 Association of Missouri will be on Saturday, January 16, at Matt’s Steakhouse, 12200 Dillon Outer Road, Rolla, MO 65401. Lunch will be served at 12:00 P.M. with the general meeting following.

Click here for more information and the lunch registration form.

Meeting guests will be representatives from the Missouri Department of Transportation, who will discuss the Old Route 66 Bridge over the Meramec River at Route 66 State Park. Bring your questions and comments. Other meeting guests will be Jerany Jackson and Spencer Jones from Great River Engineering, who will give an update and answer questions on the Corridor Management Plan.


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