MoDOT, City of O’Fallon to hold public hearing on I-70 at Route K improvements

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O’FALLON, MO (KPLR) - Improving a busy stretch of I-70 and the areas around it in O'Fallon, Missouri will be the focus of a MoDOT meeting later today. The planned improvements are at and around the I-70 interchange with Highway K/Main Street in O'Fallon. Today MoDOT wants your input on the plans during an open house style public hearing.

MoDOT says over the past ten years traffic along I-70 and the Highway K/Main Street corridors in O'Fallon has increased dramatically and needs to be addressed. Highway K turns into Main Street once you are north of I-70. The improvements include building a new South Outer Road in that area and making changes to the north Outer Road.

MoDOT says the plan is to make both outer roads one way. The South Outer Road would go east while the North Outer Road would go west. Right now the outer roads each have two-way traffic.

MoDOT says the project will also reduce the number of traffic signals that residents have to deal with and cut down the delays caused by the traffic signals that will remain after the project is completed.

The public hearing is from 4pm until 7pm at the O'Fallon City Hall which is on Main Street. MoDOT says construction is slated to started in the fall or early winter of next year and be done by fall of 2018. The price tag as an estimated $13.5 million.

MoDOT and City of O’Fallon public hearing on I-70 at Route K Improvements
Tuesday, July 19
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
O’Fallon City Hall
100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366