MoDOT selling unused land

The Missouri Department of Transportation is having a spring sale of sorts.

MoDOT is selling parcels of land that the department owns but no longer needs to build, improve or maintain the state highway system.

39 parcels of land, ranging from one-tenth of an acre to 199 acres, will be available for purchase between March 28 to April 1 by either auction or sealed bid. Some will even be available for bidding online.

Many of the parcels of land available were purchased to restore wetlands as part of MoDOT's dedication to land preservation. Those wetland sites would be restricted by land preservation laws, but would offer the peace and quiet of undeveloped and protected land.

MoDOT district offices will handle the property sales for the land in their respective regions.

This program got its start a few years ago when the department began an aggressive effort to sell excess property and put the money towards road and bridge projects. Since its first sale in 2008, 726 pieces of land have been sold, raising MoDOT $10.8 million.

For property details, including sale dates and times, click here. Also at MoDOT's website, you can find a link to other state-owned property being marketed for sale by the Office of Administration.