A loyal News 4 viewer emailed us looking for help. He lives near Eager Road and Bobolink and wants to know why there is a construction mess near his home when the new stretch of Interstate 64 is open. He also questioned why Gateway Constructor got a bonus for finishing the project early, when they’ve yet to clean up. I went to MoDOT today looking for answers and Linda Wilson told me that there were a number of reasons.
First, MoDOT owns the land.
Second, Gateway Constructor crews aren’t finished working on the highway. Crews still need to landscape, paint and stripe lanes.
Three, according to the contract Gateway Constructors has until July 31st, 2010 to get all of the work done.
Wilson says crews plan to clear the lot sometime in March and the entire highway should be complete in May.