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St. Louis Road Projects Get Funding

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By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis – The St. Louis region will receive more than $170 million for highway and bridge construction.

Friday, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a plan to repave and re-stripe some 2,200 miles of road around the state.

Additionally, more than a dozen St. Louis-area projects will be completed two to three years ahead of schedule. MODOT spokeswoman Linda Wilson says this spring, the state will identify other local projects for funding.

"Things like the reconstruction of Highway 40, Page Avenue, (Route) 21, all the big projects around the region that people are really wanting. And we'll know that in a couple of months," Wilson said.

Funding for the improvements comes from the passage of Amendment Three, which directs gasoline and motor vehicle taxes to road and bridge projects.

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