(FESTUS) Around 200 people attended an open-house style of meeting held by the Missouri Department of Transportation at the Festus VFW Thursday evening to share details of the upcoming I-55 improvement project slated for the quad city area. The project will expand I-55 in both directions to three lanes between Pevely and the I-55/ U.S. 67 interchange south of Festus-Crystal City.
MO-DOT area engineer Stephen O’Connor said the meeting was an opportunity for the public to ask questions and see the plans. According to O’Connor, MO-DOT will soon begin to clear trees near the current I-55/Highway 67 clover leaf.
114th District State Representative Ken Waller of Herculaneum says he was impressed with the plans for the Highway C-C/ U-S. 67 interchange south of the Twin Cities.
Waller believes the improvements are solely needed.
MO-DOT will also be replacing 14 bridges and rehabilitating 12 bridges beginning in early 2024. Renderings of the proposed project are posted on the MODOT website.
The I-55 Corridor Improvement project has a price tag of $246 million.