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MoDOT to Reveal Interstate 270 Corridor Study Recommendations Tuesday

The study may decide resolutions to traffic flow problems on the interstate and at various exits including through the City of Hazelwood, which have been ongoing issues for drivers for years.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the results of Interstate 270 Corridor Study on traffic and safety improvement options for a 12-mile stretch of Interstate 270 in North St. Louis County, which passes through the City of Hazelwood.

If you live in , or even Florissant or Black Jack, and have used the I-270 and Lindbergh interchange, you know that it no longer meets the increased traffic volumes in the area.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will report on the study conducted last year. and MoDOT staff will recommend solutions to address traffic congestion and safety concerns on Interstate 270 from McDonnell Boulevard to Route 367

The study process included public discussions and MoDOT staff appearances are area city council meetings to talk about the project.

The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center Multipurpose Room at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road.

Larry Welty, MoDOT’s North County area engineer, said residents and business owners have shared their concerns for years about congestion on I-270, especially during the evening rush hour at the February 16, 2011 Hazelwood City Council Meeting last year.

“From (James S.) McDonnell Boulevard to east of New Florissant Road, the traffic backups on roads approaching I-270 such as Lindbergh Boulevard, New Florissant and Route 367 are often mentioned by drivers," he said. "The entrance and exit ramps that require crossing oncoming traffic on Dunn Road are also a major concern.”

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