Voters to Decide on Abolishing 36-72 Transportation District
Voters could write the final chapter of the completion of a four-lane Highway 36 across Missouri when they go to the polls Tuesday.
On the ballot in Macon, Marion, Monroe and Shelby counties will be Proposition 36, which calls for the abolishment of the U.S. Highway 36-Interstate 72 Corridor Transportation Development District.
The district was established and a half-cent sales tax was put in place in 2006 to help pay for the construction of the last stretch of four-lane Highway 36 from Hannibal to Macon.
The four-lane was finished in 2010 and the sales tax was repealed in August of last year.
If voters decide to abolish the district, it will meet to accept the election results, audit its books, pay its final costs, distribute any excess funds among the four counties and disband.