Interstate 70 http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commuters Slow To Adapt To New Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commuters-slow-adapt-new-bridge-0 <p>Commuters are taking a while to warm up to the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River.</p><p>Traffic on the bridge, which carries I-70 north of downtown St. Louis, is estimated to reach 40,000 vehicles a day eventually. But after an initial spike, the bridge saw traffic volume of&nbsp;about 28,000 vehicles a day during its first week of regular use.</p><p>Joseph Monroe with the Illinois Department of Transportation says engineers expect it to take some time for motorists to change their routine.</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:46:30 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 33758 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commuters Slow To Adapt To New Bridge Arch Grounds Redevelopment Begins With Official Groundbreaking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grounds-redevelopment-begins-official-groundbreaking <p>National and state leaders broke ground Friday on the first phase of the CityArchRiver 2015 plan to revitalize the Gateway Arch grounds.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two members of President Obama’s cabinet—Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx—were present at the ceremony. The first project is a park to be built over Interstate 70 to improve accessibility between downtown and the Arch grounds. Senator Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> praised local officials for getting to this point.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:17:17 +0000 Bill Raack, Kristi Luther & The Associated Press 28757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grounds Redevelopment Begins With Official Groundbreaking St. Charles Residents To Choose From Fifth Street Gateway Project Options http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-charles-residents-choose-fifth-street-gateway-project-options <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pedestrians using Fifth Street in St. Charles may see more accessible streets in their future.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three different proposals of the <a href="http://www.stcharlescitymo.gov/Portals/0/Public%20Works/Fifth%20Street%20Project/SSM%20St%20Charles%20Final%20Report-sm%208-8-12.pdf">Fifth Street Gateway Project</a> will be presented at an open house&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday evening at St. John United Church of Christ at 5 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:48:08 +0000 Kristi Luther 28519 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Charles Residents To Choose From Fifth Street Gateway Project Options MHTC Chairman Proposes 1-Cent Sales Tax To Fund Mo.'s Transportation Needs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mhtc-chairman-proposes-1-cent-sales-tax-fund-mos-transportation-needs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The head of the </span><a href="http://www.modot.org/about/commission/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has unveiled a plan for funding the state’s aging highways and bridges.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:01:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8671 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MHTC Chairman Proposes 1-Cent Sales Tax To Fund Mo.'s Transportation Needs What MoDOT Cuts Mean For STL Construction Projects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-modot-cuts-mean-stl-construction-projects <p><a href="http://www.modot.org">The Missouri Department of Transportation's </a>budget for capital improvement will drop by nearly half in 2013.</p><p>In each of the last five years, MoDOT has had close to $1.3 billion to spend statewide on highway project. This year, that number will be down to $700 million for the entire state.</p><p>MoDOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger says that's going to result in a lot of "Band-aids."</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:13:25 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7924 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What MoDOT Cuts Mean For STL Construction Projects First Day Of Blanchette Bridge Closure Goes Smoothly http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-day-blanchette-bridge-closure-goes-smoothly <p>This morning marked the first rush hour since all westbound lanes of the <a href="http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/BlanchetteBridgerenovations.htm">Blanchette Bridge</a> were closed late yesterday afternoon for a year-long construction project.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:22:40 +0000 Tina Eaton 6107 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First Day Of Blanchette Bridge Closure Goes Smoothly I-70 roadwork a preview for Blanchette shutdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/i-70-roadwork-preview-blanchette-shutdown <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps?cbll=38.763413,-90.479713&amp;layer=c&amp;cbp=12,290.7,,0,-4.09&amp;hl=en&amp;gl=us&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;panoid=bBEXkbPjIIeiZi7nVu56tA&amp;source=embed&amp;ll=38.763413,-90.479713&amp;spn=0.007153,0.016512&amp;z=17&amp;output=svembed" width="425"></iframe><br><small><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?cbll=38.763413,-90.479713&amp;layer=c&amp;cbp=12,290.7,,0,-4.09&amp;hl=en&amp;gl=us&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;panoid=bBEXkbPjIIeiZi7nVu56tA&amp;source=embed&amp;ll=38.763413,-90.479713&amp;spn=0.007153,0.016512&amp;z=17" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>Motorists on Interstate 70 will get a little taste - starting this weekend - of what life will be like when the westbound lanes of the busy Blanchette Bridge are closed in November.</p><p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:05:36 +0000 Bill Raack 4557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate opts for highway study over I-70 toll road debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-opts-highway-study-over-i-70-toll-road-debate <p>It appears unlikely that Missouri lawmakers will pass any legislation this year that would turn Interstate Highway 70 into a toll road.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem21.htm">Senate Transportation Chairman Bill Stouffer </a>(R, Napton) says the proposal has gotten a lot of negative feedback.</p><p>&ldquo;We had excellent hearings this year, but it became very clear that until we raise the awareness of the public and the need in the public that we would be spinning our wheels to move any further,&quot; Stouffer said.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 19:54:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3627 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate opts for highway study over I-70 toll road debate Morning headlines: Thursday, February 23, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-february-23-2012 <p><strong>Commission approves Pevely demolition</strong></p><p>St. Louis University has received approval from the city Planning Commission to demolish the historic Pevely Dairy Complex. <a href="http://bit.ly/Atnn4F">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> reports that the commission approved the demolition Wednesday night.</p><p>The city Preservation Board originally denied the demolition request, prompting the appeal to the commission.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:13:45 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3132 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, February 23, 2012 Nixon: voters should decide on tolls along I-70 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-voters-should-decide-tolls-along-i-70 <p>Gov. Jay Nixon says voters should decide whether to install <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-wants-lawmakers-consider-i-70toll-road-proposal">tolls along Interstate 70</a>, though he would not say if he supports the idea.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:39:56 +0000 The Associated Press 3047 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon: voters should decide on tolls along I-70