St. Peters residents have a new road to ride

February 28, 2013 by  

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has said it will complete major road construction in the area by the summer of 2013.

The announcement came February 6, and refers to a nine-mile stretch of Route 364 in St. Charles County. MoDOT said the new highway, which is a divided, four-lane thoroughfare, will go from Lake St. Louis to St. Peters. The new road joins Interstate 64 and Route 94.

If construction goes as planned, traffic disruption will be kept to a minimum. Page’s timetable calls for construction to begin early in the summer, with the work on Gutermuth Road where it crosses Route 364 slated to be finished by August 30. Work on Bryan Road where it crosses 364 should be done by November 1.

By August 30, 2014, I-64 will be open to Bryan Road, and by October 1, 2014, the road will be open from Bryan Road to Route K. Lastly, by October 31, the final section, to Route 94 from Route K, will open to traffic.

The project managers are in negotiations with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise organizations to have them undertake 18% of the construction. They also hope to strike deals with these companies to have them provide 20% of professional services as well. In addition, builders want to employ 14.7% minority workers and 6.9% women workers per construction trade.

MoDOT might consider working with experts in flyer printing to develop a mailer for area residents, giving them the schedule of road works and suggesting alternate routes if necessary.