St. Peters could see congestion relief on I-70 in a few years

9:46 PM, Sep 18, 2012   |    comments
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St. Peters, MO (KSDK) - Drivers could get some relief from the congestion on Interstate 70 in St. Peters, but it will not be for at least a few years.

On Tuesday night citizens got a first look at plans to improve the stretch between the Cave Springs and the Route 79 interchanges.

Right now, everyone has to go to Mid Rivers Drive or Cave Springs interchange to get on I-70.

There is congestion in the morning and the evening and it's only expected to get worse.

"As we've done the traffic modeling 20 years in the future it's going to break down further unless we provide some improvements the idea is maybe we can provide more access to 70 through slip ramps on and off the highway which for safety reasons would necessitate one way outer roads," said Russ Batzel, St. Peters Transportation Manager.

A slip ramp is a short section of road that allows vehicles to enter or exit the interstate without a signal or interchange.

These plans are still in the early stages, but if funding is approved, construction would begin in 2014.


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