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MoDOT Unveils Plans to Expand I-270

A public meeting on Monday, Jan. 30 will reveal the preliminary construction plans and possible impact of the project.

The will unveil plans for an Interstate-270 expansion project at a public meeting next week. 

The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday Jan. 30 at the The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres, 63131.

"The meeting is to discuss a project to improve the flow of traffic on Interstate 270 between Interstate 44 and Manchester Road by constructing an additional northbound through lane between I-44 and Manchester and an additional southbound through lane between Dougherty Ferry and I-44," MoDOT stated in a news release Monday. "Because of roadway restrictions, such as railroad bridges, this will mean narrowing all through lanes to 11 feet wide, similar to what was done on I-44 during the I-64 reconstruction."

MoDOT also stated that crews will try to keep full shoulders along I-270 once the project is complete.

Construction on the expansion project is set to begin later this year and is expected to be complete in December 2013, according to MoDOT's news release.

There are no formal presentations at the Jan. 30 meeting, so residents can attend for any period of time throughout the evening. Residents will be able to learn about and comment on the project's construction plans, the project’s impacts and construction staging.

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