MoDOT Schedules Auctions to Sell Former Maintenance Lots

On-Site Auctions Scheduled July 11 & 12; Goodhope included.

SIKESTON – The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Southeast District is currently preparing to hold live auctions to sell four of its former maintenance lots. The parcels are located in Goodhope, Naylor, Licking and Zalma.

“These facilities are no longer needed to build, improve or maintain Missouri’s highway system,” said Right of Way Manager Sherry Glastetter. “Selling these properties through the Realty to Roads program benefits taxpayers because the funds generated are dedicated to roadway improvements.”

She added that ridding of excess right of way also saves maintenance costs, reduces liability and puts the property back on the tax rolls to the advantage of local communities.

The following parcels will be available at the live auctions:

•Douglas County – Goodhope maintenance lot, 5.71 acres, shop buildings, Route 76 frontage.

•Ripley County – Naylor maintenance lot, 2 acres, shop buildings, Route 142 frontage.

•Texas County – Licking mainte­nance lot, 4.15 acres, shop buildings, Route 137 frontage.

•Bollinger County – Zalma maintenance lot, 3.8 acres, shop buildings, Route 51 frontage.

Live auctions for the Zalma and Naylor facilities will be held on Wednesday, July 11, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

Live auctions for Goodhope and Licking facilities will be held on Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

“We have scheduled an open house for each parcel, and perspective buyers are encouraged to attend to view the properties prior to the live auctions,” said Glastetter.

Open houses are scheduled on Tuesday, June 26, for Zalma and Goodhope, and Thursday, June 28 for Licking and Naylor. MoDOT personnel will available on-site at each facility during the scheduled dates from 4 to 6 p.m.

In addition, interested parties may view photos, videos and details about the properties online at

Bidding will commence at the prescribed time, and no bids will be accepted prior to the live auctions.

Bids must be submitted during the live auctions.

Phone bids will not be accepted.

All sales are subject to final approval by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The Commission reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids. The properties will be sold in “as is” condition.

For additional information, please contact Right of Way Specialist Michael Smith at (573) 472-5286, Intermediate Right of Way Specialist Eric Kaut at (417) 469-6296 or via email at