3-lane I-70 on project list for Missouri tax plan
Posted on June 13, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Friday, Jun 13 at 4:03 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri highway officials are proposing to widen Interstate 70 to three lanes in each direction between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City if voters approve a transportation sales tax.
The I-70 project between Wentzville and Independence was one of hundreds of items on a proposed project list released Friday by the Missouri Department of Transportation.
The agency plans to take public comments through July 3, and the state Highways and Transportation Commission will vote on a final list July 9.
“They'll have places for people to comment,” Greg Horn with MoDOT said. “We'll be there to explain what the projects are because sometimes the projects are vague, 270 reconstruction from Lindbergh to 367, that's a total rebuild of the corridor that includes bike and pedestrian paths and all those things and people might not see that. They might see that and think it's just a highway project but it's much more."
Proposed Constitutional Amendment 7 on the August ballot will ask voters whether to impose a three-quarters cent sales tax for transportation that would last for 10 years. The measure says it would raise $534 million annually for state and local governments.
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