MoDOT announces I-64 will reopen Dec. 7 - KMOV.com

MoDOT announces I-64 will reopen Dec. 7

The two-year project shutting down major sections of Interstate 64 in the St. Louis area will be completed nearly a month early and $11 million under budget.

Missouri Department of Transportation director Pete Rahn announced at a news conference on Friday that the stretch from Interstate 170 east to Kingshighway will reopen on Dec. 7, well ahead of the scheduled completion date of Dec. 31.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley said that is good news for both commuters and for the many businesses affected by the shutdown.

The project had been expected to cost $535 million.

MoDOT undertook the massive rebuilding project in January 2008. Last year, a stretch from I-270 to I-170 was closed; the eastern segment of the project closed in January.

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