MoDOT plans to work on I-270 in North St. Louis Co. - KMOV.com

MoDOT plans to work on I-270 in North St. Louis Co.

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NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

MoDOT is looking at improvement work along Interstate 270 in North St. Louis County. The potential project is part of a wide-ranging, billion dollar plan to fix highways and bridges in the state.

"The thing people need to understand is the condition today is need of repair, so we're not even necessarily talking about expansion; we're talking about retaining the existing condition,” MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna said. “That corridor brings 500 million tons of freight a year through this area. It's nationally significant. That's valued at $700 billion we have to have that functioning and functioning well."

On election day, Nov. 6, voters in Missouri will decide whether to approve a hike in the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon to help pay for highway and bridge repair.

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