Interstate 70

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

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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

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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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I-70 ramp closure
12:41 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

MoDOT permanently closes I-70 ramp to 10th Street Oct. 10

Mississippi River Bridge under construction.
(Courtesy of MoDOT)

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor Millstone Bangert Inc. will permanently close the exit ramp 249A from eastbound Interstate 70 to 10th Street in St. Louis City at  9  a.m. October 10, 2011.

The ramp will be removed permanently so crews can construct roadway and ramps between I-70 and the new Mississippi River Bridge. The new ramps to the bridge will cross directly over the current location of the 10th Street exit ramps.

Drivers can use Broadway exit 250A to get into the city.

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Traffic backups
1:03 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Travel delays in downtown St. Louis are likely this weekend

Lane closures on Interstate 64 and the Poplar Street Bridge will cause backups for drivers in downtown this weekend.
(via Flickr/cjc4454)

If you're heading downtown this weekend, be patient - roadwork by the Missouri Department of Transportation is probably going to cause back-ups.

MoDOT crews will be closing all lanes of Interstate 64 from Jefferson through the Poplar Street Bridge at 3 a.m. Saturday, with the lanes re-opening Sunday afternoon around 3. An eastbound lane and  two westbound lanes of the Poplar Street Bridge will close at 5 a.m. Saturday and re-open around 5 p.m. Sunday.  All the lane closures are needed so crews can do earthquake retrofit work.

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Speed Cameras on I-70
12:25 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Group of cities wants speed camera on I-70 near St. Louis

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A group of cities in north St. Louis County want to install speed cameras on Interstate 70.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Ann and other cities agreed this week to apply to the Missouri Department of Transportation for permission to use the cameras.

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Accident on I-70
2:12 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

MoDOT worker hurt after being hit on I-70

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Depicted is the area of Interstate 70 that was closed this morning due to an accident that injured a Missouri Department of Transportation worker.

A Missouri Department of Transportation worker is hospitalized after being struck on Interstate 70 in St. Charles.

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