St. Louis Public Radio News
4:31 pm
Fri February 5, 2010

More cars on I-64/40 than before the shutdown

St. Louis, MO – Nearly two months after reopening following a two-year shutdown, Interstate-64 is seeing much higher traffic levels than it had before the reconstruction project.

Highway department officials released new statistics Friday. They show that overall volumes are up on I-64 on the Kingshighway to I-270 section over 2007 - the year before the project started.

In fact, traffic is up 50 to 100% between I-170 and Kingshighway during morning rush. The number of cars heading westbound on that section of I-64 is up 75% during the afternoon rush.

Meantime, traffic is also heavier on I-270, 170 and 44 while rush hours on I-70 between 270 and downtown are bit lighter since 64-40 reopened in December.