MoDOT set to raise Hwy. 94 in St. Charles County

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – There is no need to shed a tear in your beer just because the way to wine country is a little wet.

Highway 94 help is on the way.

'The road we`re supposed to raise three and a half feet has of course been under water for the better part of a month,' says Tom Evers, Area Engineer MODOT St. Charles County.

That's right MODOT is going to raise the road 3.5 feet higher at 94 and Terry road. They wanted to begin June 15th, but Mother Nature put a damper on plans.

'All the rain we`ve had in June and the river rising along the Missouri River has really halted the project,' says Evers.

However as they say, if the creek doesn`t rise and the rain stays away they'll begin work next Monday.

When we raise the road we`ll have to close the road entirely. It`ll be closed for a period of 60 days.

This means well marked detours along 94 for the 60 days, a sobering thought for some.

'There`s times when it`s open for a day or two or closed three weeks or four weeks,' says Evers. 'I think this will help people down there almost forget about it because it won`t be under water anymore. I`m not saying it will never go under, but it will definitely be much, much, much less frequently.'

So there's no need to have sour grapes once the great wine way reopens in the fall.