The Missouri Department of Transportation will soon begin what they’re calling “significant” improvements to state roads in the St. Louis metro area.
MoDOT’s St. Louis District Engineer Ed Hassinger says the extensive improvements to the interstate system will help relieve some of the problem areas during morning and evening commutes.
The complete list of projects includes:
The Missouri Department of Transportation's budget for capital improvement will drop by nearly half in 2013.
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.
MoDOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger says that's going to result in a lot of "Band-aids."
Janet Saidi contributed reporting from Columbia, Mo.
The number of people killed on Missouri roads is expected to be up slightly in 2012 compared with 2011.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says:
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