During his time as the head of the state of Missouri, one of Gov. Mike Parson’s main priorities has been infrastructure. His focus has included repairing 250 bridges in poor condition and widening Interstate 70 to alleviate traffic congestion.

He told Missourinet that I-44 could be next.

“I would tell you that I think you’re going to find out there’ll be some more major additions in the State of the State when we’ll be talking about infrastructure and other major roads across the state,” Parson said.

He recently told the Joplin Globe that I-44 will be mentioned in his upcoming State of the State address.

While the Show-Me State is preparing to expand I-70 from St. Louis to Kansas City, the Missouri Farm Bureau began campaigning for expanding I-44 from St. Louis to Joplin as well.

Some lawmakers who live near I-44 want that roadway widened before I-70.

Parson’s final State of the State address is scheduled to happen January 24 in Jefferson City.

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