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Trying to lower car emissions during I-64 project

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By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. –

To learn more about the clean air challenge, click here.

Traffic congestion during I-64 reconstruction could lead to more than bad tempers.

The St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership is warning that lots of idling cars could hurt air quality.

The Partnership along with the Missouri Department of Transportation and several other organizations are challenging commuters to carpool, use public transit, and find alternative routes.

Susan Fuchs is spokeswoman for the Partnership.

"We want area residents to know that the impact goes beyond the frustration of sitting in traffic jams," Fuchs said. "This is a project that could impact our region's health if we don't take action now to keep traffic moving and to keep our air quality at healthy levels."

Those who sign up for the I-64 Challenge will be eligible for weekly prizes and a grand prize trip to Mexico.

To find out more, go to www.cleanair-stlouis.com.


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