KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Show-Me State's final list for transportation projects is in. High on the list is demolishing the popular Broadway Bridge, that's if voters say yes to amendment seven in August.
MoDOT says the 50-year-old bridge has deteriorated in the last two years and needs to be replaced. About 45,000 drivers currently use the iconic bridge every day. MoDOT wants to replace it over the Missouri River in Kansas City and make interchange improvements on 169 at the Kansas City Downtown Airport.
The bridge would only be torn down if voters approve amendment seven.
"It's still safe for operation or else we would've closed it already, but it is inspected on an annual basis and it has deteriorated," said Dan Niec with MoDOT.
MoDOT says hundreds of transportation projects around the state would cost more than $5 billion, money it hopes to get from a three-quarter of a cent sales tax. Voters will have their say on the future of the bridge on August 5.