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Two Vacant MoDOT Buildings Up for Auction This Week

The Missouri Department of Transportation, or MoDOT, is putting two of its vacant facilities up for auction. KSMU’s Kaitlyn Schwers shares the details
MoDOT Facility For Sale
MoDOT is auctioning off its Springfield property at W. Sunshine this Thursday. /Credit: Kaitlyn Schwers

MoDOT is selling its former maintenance facilities in Springfield and Wheatland this week. Wheatland is about an hour north of Springfield. The facilities became vacant after MoDOT implemented a five-year plan to scale back on spending. As part of those budget cuts, MoDOT downsized from ten districts to seven, and most of the facilities closing are maintenance buildings like these two up for auction.

Steve Shelton, Right of Way Manager for MoDOT’s Southwest District, expects that both facilities will sell.

“Either one of those is open to the public. We do have a reserve on the properties. We don’t reveal that reserve until we see that if it’s met or not, and if the reserve is met and we end up selling it that day, the purchaser will be required to sign a sales contract that day and they also have to leave a 10% deposit on the properties as well,” Shelton explains.

Both auctions are this Thursday, July 11.  The Wheatland property auction will be held at 11 a.m. That property contains three acres and is located on Route 54 in Hickory County.

The Springfield property auction will be held at 2 p.m., and it is located on 4101 W. Sunshine Street. That property has 4.14 acres. Both of Thursday's auctions are open to the public.

For more information, you can call 895-7600 or visit modot.org/southwest.

For KSMU News, I’m Kaitlyn Schwers.