Interstate 70

Morning round-up
9:13 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Morning headlines: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Commission approves Pevely demolition

St. Louis University has received approval from the city Planning Commission to demolish the historic Pevely Dairy Complex. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the commission approved the demolition Wednesday night.

The city Preservation Board originally denied the demolition request, prompting the appeal to the commission.

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I-70 toll road
3:39 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Nixon: voters should decide on tolls along I-70

Gov. Jay Nixon says voters should decide whether to make I-70 a toll road in Missouri.
(Manu Bhandar/KOMU)

Gov. Jay Nixon says voters should decide whether to install tolls along Interstate 70, though he would not say if he supports the idea.

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I-70 toll road proposal
10:09 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Mo. senator files proposal to allow tolls on I-70

Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., between St. Louis and Kansas City. The stretch of interstate between St. Louis and Kansas City could become a toll road under a new proposal.
(via Flickr/KOMUnews)

A central Missouri lawmaker has filed legislation that would allow Interstate 70 to be turned into a toll road.

The measure would allow the state Department of Transportation to contract with a private company to fix I-70 in exchange for being allowed to charge tolls. Sponsoring Sen. Mike Kehoe, a Republican from Jefferson City, says that is the only way the state can afford the improvements the highway needs to accommodate increasing traffic.

I-70 toll road proposal
4:45 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

MoDOT Director: Toll roads only option if state wants to rebuild I-70 right now

The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation says charging tolls on Interstate 70 is the only real option for funding reconstruction of the highway, if the state wants to do something about it right now.

MoDOT Director Kevin Keith told a gathering of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Thursday that converting I-70 to a toll road could have short-term benefits, namely, job creation.

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Morning round-up
9:29 am
Mon January 23, 2012

Morning headlines: January 23, 2012

Missouri Department of Transportation Director Kevin Keith.
Courtesy Missouri Department of Transportation

MoDOT Director: Wouldn't take public vote to rebuild I-70 using tolls

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Morning round-up
9:36 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A toll plaza in Medina, Washington
Flickr/KDavidClark

Mo. lawmakers considering I-70 toll proposals

Missouri Department of Transportation Director Kevin Keith told a panel of lawmakers Tuesday that changes to the interstate, such as widening it to six lanes, could create construction jobs and make the state more economically competitive. Keith said such improvements could cost as much as $4 billion.

Private companies would finance the project up front and collect tolls on I-70 between Kansas City and St. Louis.

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I-70 toll road proposal
5:13 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

MoDOT wants lawmakers to consider I-70/toll road proposal

MoDOT

A joint House-Senate committee in Jefferson City heard a proposal today for rebuilding Interstate Highway 70 in Missouri and turning it into a toll road. 

MoDOT Director Kevin Keith told the committee that charging tolls would provide the best opportunity to pay for rebuilding I-70.  But he acknowledges that it may not be an easy sell to lawmakers.

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Morning News Round-up
9:48 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., between St. Louis and Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will propose turning the stretch between St. Louis and Kansas City into a toll road.
(via Flickr/KOMUnews)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Interstate 70 between St. Louis, Kansas City could be come toll road

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I-70 Closure Downtown This Weekend
1:32 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

All-lane closure of I-70 in downtown St. Louis Oct. 6-12

View I-70 Downtown Closure - Oct. 6-12 2011 in a larger map

A map of the closure area can be seen above.

Heading to the Roger Daltry concert at the Peabody or the Blues' opening game this weekend? Or were you thinking of cruising around downtown for any other reason from Oct. 6-12? Well, if your travel plans include using Interstate 70 between 10th St. and the Poplar Street Bridge, we offer the friendly suggestion to find an alternate route.

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Weekend lane closures
3:51 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Weekend lane closures widespread in St. Louis

(via Flickr/jphilipg)

If you're driving in the St. Louis area this weekend, be patient. The Missouri Department of Transportation will have a lot of crews out there, and that means lane closures.

Here are the highlights:

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