Outer roads on stretch of I-70 could become one-way streets
On Thursday, the O’Fallon city council will vote on a potential plan that can influence the way that traffic patterns are designed along other big highways in the area. By Stephanie Baumer
(KMOV.com) -- The O’Fallon, Mo City Council on Thursday will vote on a potential plan that could make the outer roads on each side of Interstate 70 one-way streets.
The proposed project is estimated to cost $22 million and will fix the stretch of road from T.R. Hughes to Bryan Rd. O’Fallon city officials told News 4 revamping Interstate 70 will allow traffic to funnel customers to local businesses.
Council woman Rose Mack says O’Fallon’s plan is to implement the use of Texas U-turns. The U-turns will allow drivers to avoid stopping on a bridge or overpass when they want to get from one side of I-70 to the other.
At an open house last week, 75 percent of residents were in favor of the changes.
The plan has plenty of detractors, however. Two weeks ago, St. Peters officials rejected the idea of one-way traffic on Veterans Memorial and the N. Outer Rd.