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MoDOT Construction on I-270 Underway

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

If you use the eastbound Interstate 270 off ramp to Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue on a regular basis, now’s a good time to find an alternate route. 

That’s because the Missouri Department of Transportation has closed the ramp as construction has begun on the I-270 North Design-Build project. The closure will allow construction of a new south outer road that will connect New Florissant Road and Elizabeth Avenue. 

I-270 project logoSTLCC is impacted by this project -- which is expected to be complete by Dec. 1, 2023. 

“We are pleased to partner with MoDOT and help get the word out to students, employees and the community,” said Dr. Elizabeth Perkins, campus president and chief academic officer at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. 

With current social distancing orders, MoDOT’s focus is to keep people informed through virtual meetings, website chats, social media and other electronic engagement platforms. 

"We are committed to keeping the public informed of the scope and schedule of work planned in the I-270 North corridor to minimize disruption and allow them to adjust their travel routes during construction," said Justin Wolf, I-270 North project director. 

The I-270 North Design-Build project runs from James S. McDonnell Boulevard to Bellefontaine Road. It will update and replace aging pavement and bridges, better link communities, improve accessibility for both bicyclists and pedestrians, and enhance traffic operations and safety throughout the corridor. 

MoDOT encourages travelers and area residents to visit the I-270 North project website for important information including a project overview, graphic displays of planned construction and detour maps. Website visitors can also leave comments or sign up for ongoing updates. 

For more information, contact MoDOT’s customer service center at 314-275-1500 or Nina Thompson, I-270 North project communications coordinator, at nina.thompson@modot.mo.gov. 

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