You might have noticed a few changes while driving along US 71 Highway. For instance, you may have realized while traveling south that the sign for Grandview has been replaced with a sign for Joplin. This is but one of several changes that will take place over the next few months for US 71, which will soon become Interstate 49.
Jefferson City, MO – You won't see nearly as many bulldozers and paving trucks working to fix and expand Missouri highways. The upcoming five-year construction program approved today cuts away two thirds of what was spent last year.
What was approved by Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission barely has funds to take care of what's here now.
Kansas City, MO – A Missouri man has just finished a task that has driven him for the last twelve years. He's traveled every mile of every state highway. He was on the last leg of the journey this week, up in Kansas City's Northland, on Missouri Route One. It's better known as Antioch Road in Clay County. KCUR's Dan Verbeck was in the passenger seat and filed this account.