Infrastructure has long been a priority for St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann. The growing county needs safe roads to carry more traffic and to do that, new roads must be built, and old roads must be improved.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is asking for public comment on its Fiscal Year 2023-2027 Draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) that includes more than $190 million in improvements for St. Charles County. Residents have an opportunity to provide feedback to MoDOT regarding projects that have been prioritized for funding.
“St. Charles County Government has been asking for more funding from MoDOT for several years,” Ehlmann says. “This STIP includes funding for significant projects in our county that need improvement as we continue to grow. I am grateful for MoDOT’s responsiveness to our needs and encourage residents to take advantage of the comment period being offered.”
The comment period is open until June 17. The latest draft STIP can be viewed in detail at DRAFT STIP PDF and comments can be sent to STIPcomments@modot.mo.gov. The Draft STIP is a sizable document that covers the entire state of Missouri’s transportation system; MoDOT’s St. Louis District is on pages 295-358 and the St. Charles County projects are found as listed below:
• Interchange improvements at 64/70/40/61 [Partial], page 665
• Additional capacity (from 4 lanes to 6 lanes) on I-64 between I-70 and Route K, page 664
• Significant safety improvements on US-61 between Route P and the St. Charles County line [Partial], page 664
For information on all St. Charles County projects, visit https://www.modot.org/st-charles-county-construction.