TPC Minutes 11/01/2017

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 November 1, 2017

Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau

Technical Planning Committee Voting Members Present:

Mr. Rodney Bollinger, City of Jackson

Ms. Mandi Brink, Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority (SEMO Port)

Mr. Drew Christian, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development

Commission (SEMO RPC)

Mr. Joe Killian, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Mr. Bruce Loy, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Mr. Alex McElroy, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Larry Payne, Cape Girardeau County (alternate for Mr. Charlie Herbst)

Ms. Diann Ulmer, City of Scott City

Ms. Kelley Watson, Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CTA)

Technical Planning Committee Non-Voting Members Present:

Ms. Elquin Auala, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Mr. Caleb Bradshaw, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Mr. Mike Brandon, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Mr. Curtis Jones, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) (via teleconference)

Mr. Kirk Sandfort, Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO University) (alternate for

Ms. Beth Glaus)

Ms. Betsy Tracy, Federal Highway Administration – IL Division (via teleconference)

Ms. Eva Voss, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) (via teleconference)

Staff Present:

Mr. Ryan Shrimplin, City of Cape Girardeau

Program Administration/Support Consultant Present:

Ms. Kelly Green, KLG Engineering

Ms. Carie Huston, KLG Engineering

Call to Order

Chairman Bollinger called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m.


The group went around the room, with each person giving a brief introduction.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the November 1, 2017 Technical Planning Committee (TPC) Meeting was unanimously approved for adoption upon motion made by Mr. Payne and seconded by Mr. Christian.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the October 4, 2017 Technical Planning Committee (TPC) Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Christian and seconded by Mr. Payne.

Communications from the Chairman

There were no communications from the Chairman.

New/Unfinished Business

  • Transportation Costs Presentation by MoDOT

Mr. Brandon gave a presentation on the typical costs for various transportation improvements.

  • FY 2016-2019 TIP Amendment No. 5 – Motion to recommend approval

Mr. Shrimplin stated that the public comment period for FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment No. 5 has closed, and no comments were received.  A motion was made by Mr. Payne and seconded by Mr. Christian to recommend approval of FY 2016-2019 TIP Amendment No. 5, which passed unanimously.

  • Performance Measures – Safety Targets – Discussion

Ms. Green presented the safety targets adopted by MoDOT and IDOT.  The TPC discussed the implications of supporting each state’s targets vs. adopting customized targets.  A motion was made by Mr. Payne and seconded by Mr. Christian to recommend supporting the MoDOT and IDOT safety targets, which passed unanimously.

Member Reports

Mr. McElroy reported that the trail for the City of Cape Girardeau’s Bloomfield Road Phase V project and the parking lot asphalt overlay project at Shawnee Park are completed.  He added that the City has begun scoping for the West End Boulevard – Rose Street to New Madrid Street project.

Mr. Bollinger reported that the City of Jackson’s Concrete Street Repair, Asphalt Overlay, and Joint Sealing projects are all underway this week.  The City is opening bids tomorrow for the replacement pedestrian bridge over Hubble Creek.  In addition, Lochmueller Group is wrapping up the City’s Comprehensive Traffic Study.

Ms. Watson reported that the CTA is making minor adjustments to the Downtown Trolley route.

Ms. Brink reported that the SEMO Port received a Delta Regional Authority grant for $1.6 million.  The funds will be used to complete one phase of the Loop Tracks Terminal project.  The SEMO Port has applied for other grants as well.  Ms. Brink also mentioned that HB19 funds have not been released by Governor.

Mr. Loy reported that the overlay of Cape Girardeau Regional Airport’s Runway 02 is complete and the lighting project for Runway 10/28 is in process.  A new beacon will be installed soon.  The airport is also redesigning the security area for Skywest Airlines.

Mr. Christian reported that Chauncy Buchheit’s last day at the SEMO RPC is December 31, 2017.  He stated that eight candidates are being interviewed for the Executive Director position.  The SEMO RPC is currently working on a fixed route study for the Farmington area and assisting with paving prioritization in Perry County.  Also underway are the Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Coordination Plans for the SEMO RPC and SEMPO.  Two public meetings will be held for the plans: November 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Osage Centre and December 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jackson Civic Center.  There will also be an online survey.

Mr. Killian reported that work continues on the I-55/Rte. PP interchange in Scott City and the Jackson Boulevard sidewalk improvements in Jackson.  He also stated that the next deadline for the Cost Share Program is December 29, 2017.

Ms. Voss reported that MoDOT will be holding a workshop about the future of vehicle technology on December 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Columbia, MO.

Mr. Jones reported on the progress of IDOT’s Long Range Transportation Plan.

Staff Report

Ms. Green reported that a draft of the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will be released for public comment soon.  A second round of public meetings will be held in December or January, after which the final version will be prepared for adoption.  She also mentioned that transportation will be the topic of discussion at the next First Friday Coffee event, hosted by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce.  Also, the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force meeting will be held on November 15, 2017, which is the regularly scheduled date for the SEMPO Board of Directors meeting.  The Board meeting will be rescheduled.

Other Business and Communications

There was no other business and communications.


There being no further business, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 12:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Kelly Green, PE