SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A series of meetings has been scheduled to provide information on how the downsizing and reorganization of the Missouri Department of Transportation will affect the Springfield region.
The meetings are intended to provide information on how cutting 1,200 employees, closing 135 facilities and selling 740 pieces of equipment will affect operations in the region.
"This plan puts about 100 million dollars more each year to take care of our system. And that really is what Missourians expect. I don't think you want to hear that we're going to have to close bridges down or we can't fix that pot hole. We have to be responsible and I believe this plan does that." says Kirk Juranas of MoDOT.
Community meetings will start May 16 in Springfield.
More meetings are schedueld to discuss the cuts.