Posted on July 30, 2013 at 4:22 AM
Tuesday, Jul 30 at 8:39 AM
(KMOV.com) The Missouri Department of Transportation will host a public meeting Tuesday night to hear from citizens about their experiences driving on Interstate 270.
The meeting is an open forum to discuss the next phases of development for the I-270 North Environmental assessment. It will be one of the first steps in the $1,000,000 18-month study that will assist planners and engineers in identifying the best way to address these issues going forward.
“We have congestion problems and traffic operation problems in the corridor and we need the public’s input because we need to know what they see as problems,” MoDOT Area Engineer Larry Welty said. “[MoDOT needs to know] what type of solutions [the public] would accept.”
MoDOT and its engineers have not decided which part of the 14-mile stretch from the Chain of Rocks Bridge to Interstate 70 will be the focus of the overhaul. Welty said his team is in the infant stages of the project. As of now, initial road construction could take as long as five years to begin. According to Welty, the entire project could cost upwards of several $100 million.
The meeting takes place today, Tuesday, July 30 from 4-7pm in the Student Multi-Purpose Center at St. Louis Community College- Florissant Valley at 3400 Pershall Road, St. Louis, MO.