The Missouri Highway Commission is scheduled to discuss the plan May 4.
The Houston Herald reports that most of the planning for the department cuts has been "secretive."
Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission Community Manager Sally Oxenhandler said no firm decision has been made. "We are facing a severe funding shortage and looking at becoming a smaller agency due to the shortage. Beginning in 2017, we won't have enough funds to match the federal funds," she said.
Decisions are set for the May 4 meeting, but she would not elaborate.