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Funding approved for second phase of I-70 outer road project


A view of I-70 looking east from Woodlawn Avenue

A cost-share agreement for Phase 2 of the I-70 One Way Outer Road Project – from Woodlawn Avenue to Hwy. K – was approved by the O’Fallon City Council on March 12 by a vote of 9-0, with council member Rose Mack [Ward 2] excused from the meeting.  

Bill No. 7175, sponsored by Mayor Bill Hennessy, authorizes entering into a cost-share agreement between the city of O’Fallon and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for use of the MoDOT Cost Share Program to fund the project. 

The city already has secured $1,991,290 in St. Charles County Road Board funds. The cost-sharing agreement with MoDOT provides an additional $1,096,503, for a total of $3,087,793. The total estimated cost of the Phase 2 project is $4,814,739. The city will pursue additional funding if any becomes available.

An overview of Phase 2 of the I-70 One Way Outer Road Project

Phase 2 is to extend the north and south one-way outer roads to the Woodlawn Avenue overpass, and will include a “Texas U-Turn” lane on the east side of Woodlawn.

According to O’Fallon Communications Director Tom Drabelle, “Phase 2 design and right-of-way acquisition will begin in March, and construction work will be in late 2020 or early 2021.”

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