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Page Avenue Extension Will Open December 13

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By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Tthe Missouri Department of Transportation says the eight- mile, 10-lane roadway will be open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic December 13.

MODOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger says while the extension will alleviate congestion along Interstate 70 to what extent remains to be seen:

"We think probably in the beginning stages that it might draw as much as 60,000 or 70,000 cars," Hassinger said. "But we really won't know until people develop their travel patterns. They're going to try it, and we'll see what happens."

MODOT predicts as many as 120,000 cars will use the new roadway by 2020.

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