ST.CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The third and final phase of the Page Avenue Extension will open in the first weekend of November.
St. Charles County Executive Steve Elhmann said the new road will benefit those who are do not like some of the congestion in St. Charles County.
“Everyone living in the Page corridor is going to be within a 45 minute commute of 75 percent of the jobs in the region,” Ehlmann said.
Route 364 currently carries and average of 60,000 cars per day, less than Interstate 70 and Interstate 64/40. I-70 carries 155,000 cars over the Blanchette Bridge and Boone Bridge sees 98,000 cars drive over it every day.
One man who moved out to St. Charles County when there was very little development sees it as mixed blessing.
“There was just a stop sign at Highway K and Highway N, very little traffic, very little development,” said resident Dan Brown. “So many of the people around here do commute and they go in the direction that Page is a blessing for them.”
MoDOT said it still has some minor work to do before completion.
“The crews still have some striping to finish, guardrail signing, miscellaneous last minute things to get done,” Said Tom Evers with MoDOT.
MoDOT said the Page Avenue Extension will be their last big project for the foreseeable future because of budgetary concerns.
“We’ll do a lot of resurfacing, rehabbing bridges, and trying to keep them open. That’s what we’ll see for the foreseeable future,” said Greg Horn with MoDOT.