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Route 364 access discussion continues

Route 364 as seen from the Bryan Road overpass.

After declaring its desire to further develop the city’s Town Square corridor along Technology Drive in March, officials from Dardenne Prairie also noted an increased interest in providing greater access to those areas by new I-64 and Route 364 exit and entrance ramps. The increased access was also designated as one of the top traffic priorities in the city’s Comprehensive Plan and Vision for 2019 and beyond.

According to Dardenne Prairie Mayor David Zucker, stakeholders of the proposed Route 364 access project have already met to evaluate three primary options for increasing access onto Route 364 to the city’s growing economic corridors. The list of involved parties included the municipalities of Dardenne Prairie, O’Fallon and Lake St. Louis. Also included in the discussion were St. Charles County [SCC] and the Missouri Department of Transportation.

While multiple options were discussed, according to Zucker, the stakeholders hope to reach an agreement about a primary option in September before moving forward to arrange the documentation of a conceptual design in October.

The application for funding will be submitted in early 2020 to East-West Gateway and the SCC Road Board.

“Those funding allocations, if made, will be done in August 2020,” Zucker said. “If funding is approved, the next step will be detailed design, to be completed in 2021.”

Including the consideration of variables like weather along with proposed construction timelines, according to Zucker, the construction could start in 2022 and be completed in 2023. However, all project dates are still tentative.

“This is not a quick process,” Zucker said.

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