St. Charles officials post signs in preparation for Blanchette Bridge closing

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by Emily Rau / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV) -- The City of St. Charles is preparing for the partial closure of the Blanchette Bridge this fall.

For months, business owners have been concerned about the potential impact on the historic district. Those believe the area will become less accessible because of the closure.

A committee of city officials and business owners has been working with Missouri Department of Transportation officials to minimize the impact.

The city is spending $31,579 on signs to help drivers find their way to downtown St. Charles.

Officials say it’s worth the investment because of the economic impact on the city.

“There are some opportunities for people to say I can’t get to St. Charles and this is a way of saying you can get here and there’s alternatives off 370 and 364,” said David Leezer, the director of economic development for St. Charles.

For more information on alternate routes, visit the City of St. Charles website.  

 

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