O’Fallon has approved a road improvement project for Hwy. DD to accommodate increased traffic from the new Streets of Caledonia mixed-use development. The project will require easements of various types from property owners in the area of construction and could require the use of eminent domain to acquire some rights-of-way.
The Hwy. DD project has cost-sharing with MoDOT, grant funds from the St. Charles County Road Board and Payne Family Homes. The project will provide increased capacity and a new road network for future residential and commercial developments in the area of Streets of Caledonia.
The project will improve and widen Hwy. DD – from Mastercard Boulevard east of I-64 to a point northeast (0.2 miles) of Castlewood Estates Drive – would seek to alleviate some of the anticipated traffic and related concerns.
Bill No. 7239, sponsored by O’Fallon City Council members Dale Kling and Nathan Bibb, both of Ward 3, approves the general plans for the Hwy. DD road improvement project and authorizes the use of eminent domain when necessary to acquire rights-of-way in the public interest.
Mid Rivers Newsmagazine published a detailed story about this project and its background on Sept. 11.