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MoDOT Starts Construction on I-270 North Monday, April 20, 2020

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500  Fax: 573.522.6475

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Sent by Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator 
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov
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http://www.i270north.org

April 2, 2020 - For immediate release   

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Department of Transportation is moving into the construction phase of the I-270 North Design-Build Project. On April 20, 2020, the eastbound I-270 off ramp to Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue will close. This closure will allow construction of a new south outer road connecting New Florissant Road and Elizabeth Avenue.

"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 I-270 North Project Director Justin Wolf. “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."

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 at http://www.i270north.org 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.

The public can also contact MoDOT’s customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator, Nina M. Thompson, at nina.thompson@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT Cancels Open House Public Meeting for I-270 North, Hosts Virtual Public Meeting on Website

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500  Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Sent by Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator 
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov
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March 12, 2020 - For immediate release   

ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) today announced that it has canceled its previously scheduled open house public hearing for the I-270 North Project. The meeting was to be held today from 4-8 p.m. at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.

The meeting was canceled due to growing health concerns surrounding the coronavirus . MoDOT is committed to making information available to the public so it is hosting a virtual public meeting beginning at 4 p.m. today, on its project website at:  http://www.i270north.org. The public will be able to obtain current information on the project and offer comments. All displays and information also will be available on the website by 4 p.m.

MoDOT will continue to engage the public as we have been doing throughout the project.

For additional information on the I-270 North Project, please call the customer service center at 1-314-275-1500, or contact I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator, Nina M. Thompson at: nina.thompson@modot.mo.gov.

 

 

MoDOT Hosts Open House Public Hearing for Interstate 270 North Design-Build Project

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500  Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Sent by Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator 
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov
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February 6, 2020 - For immediate release   

ST. LOUIS - If you would like to learn more about the I-270 North Design-Build Project, another great opportunity to do just that is coming soon.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will hold an open house public hearing on Thursday, March 12 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Rd., St. Louis, MO 63135. The hearing will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union. Parking will be available in lots P3, P4, P6 and P7.

There will be no formal presentations during the hearing. The public may stop in at any time during the advertised hours to speak with MoDOT staff and project consultants, and to provide both written and recorded feedback. A virtual hearing to receive additional public comments will be available on the project website at http://www.i270north.org, between March 12 and March 23, 2020.

The I-270 North Project runs from James S. McDonnell Boulevard to Bellefontaine Road. It will replace aging infrastructure, link communities, improve accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians, and enhance traffic operations and safety throughout the corridor.

For additional information about the public hearing or the I-270 North Project, please call the customer service center at 1-314-275-1500, or contact I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator, Nina M. Thompson at: nina.thompson@modot.mo.gov.

 

 

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Selects I-270 North Design-Build Contractor

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500  Fax: 573.522.6475

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ST. LOUIS - Nov. 6, 2019 At its monthly meeting held today on the St. Louis Community College campus in Ferguson, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected Millstone Weber as the Design-Build contractor for the Interstate 270 North Project. The $278 million dollar project runs along I-270 from I-70 on the west to west of Riverview Drive. 

Photo of Team

“Seeing this project come to fruition is great progress for the community, the region and the entire state of Missouri,” said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna. “The I-270 North Project is MoDOT’s largest single project in the last decade. It will replace aging infrastructure, enhance safety and resiliency of the system and improve mobility for freight and passengers, all while creating an economic boost for nearby communities. MoDOT’s design-build model to scale the scope of work to match existing resources has worked well for us, and I believe it will with this project, too. ”

The I-270 North Design-Build Project seeks to improve reliability within the I-270 corridor, link communities, and enhance traffic operations so that the public has a durable and maintainable transportation network.

Challenges within the corridor include safety.  Reports show that both directions of I-270 have higher than average rates of severe crashes. They also indicate higher-than-average crash rates, with eastbound I-270 showing an average crash rate 30% higher than the statewide average for interstates. 

Photo of participants at November 6, 2019 MoDOT Commissioners Meeting

Other challenges include the corridor’s position as one of the heaviest traveled interstates in Missouri, 140,000 vehicles, of which 18% are heavy trucks, travel it daily. In addition, the corridor offers limited pedestrian facilities.

“This project has been in the works for a long time and we are excited to finally move forward to address some of the challenges within the I-270 corridor,” said Project Director, Justin Wolf. “While we know that a project of this scope will require patience on the part of those who travel throughout the corridor, we also know that the end product will be worth it.”

MoDOT’s project team will meet with Millstone Weber over the next several months to fine-tune project elements and construction approach. Improvements planned for the project include: 

  • Reconstruct interchanges at U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh), Hanley/Graham Roads, New Florissant Road, Washington St./Elizabeth Ave., West Florissant Ave, News Halls Ferry Road, Old Halls Ferry Road and Route 367,
  • Additional lane of pavement on I-270 in both directions from U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh) to Route 367
  • Improve accessibility for bicycles and pedestrians with shared use paths from Lindbergh to Breezy Point Lane along Dunn Road, and from Hanley/Graham Roads to Old Halls Ferry Road along Pershall Road, and
  • Improve safety with an updated outer road system that includes outer road conversions and removal of cross over slip ramps.

“We are thrilled to be part of this significant project,” said Thom Kuhn, President/CEO Millstone Weber, LLC. “We look forward to it being a model for how MoDOT, its contractors, engineers and the community can work together for the greater good. We and our partners are ready for the challenge.”

Work on the project is scheduled to begin in spring 2020. Project goals are:   

  1. Deliver the project by Dec. 1, 2023 within the program budget of $278 million.
  2. Maximize reliability and safety while linking communities for all users.
  3. Provide a durable and maintainable transportation network making Interstate 270 the conduit for a prosperous region.
  4. Grow and utilize a diverse workforce.
  5. Minimize and mitigate impacts to customers through innovation.

“Many of the people who have worked alongside of MoDOT to help make this project a reality have been reaching out to us to let us know how pleased they are that the project is moving into the construction phase,” said Wolf. “We are excited too because we know that those who live and use the I-270 North corridor will be the benefactors of a much-improved traffic system to travel on.”

The Design-Build team selected for the I-270 North project is:

Team Name Millstone Weber  
Major Participants: Millstone Weber Parsons Transportation Group
Additional Team Members: Horner and Shifrin
Terracon
Excel Business Concepts

CBB
Pace Construction
The rendering in this picture highlights the new design for the I-270 and Lindbergh Interchange looking from the east. Once constructed this interchange is designed to improve safety and mobility, while increasing connectivity and potentially offering increased economic development to the area. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.
The rendering in this picture highlights the new design for the I-270 and Lindbergh Interchange looking from the east. Once constructed this interchange is designed to improve safety and mobility, while increasing connectivity and potentially offering increased economic development to the area. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.
The rendering in this picture illustrates the improved interchange design for the I-270 and Route 367 Interchange. By designing and building a directional ramp from Eastbound 270 to Northbound 367 will provide a more robust solution to this heavily traveled movement. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.
The rendering in this picture illustrates the improved interchange design for the I-270 and Route 367 Interchange. By designing and building a directional ramp from Eastbound 270 to Northbound 367 will provide a more robust solution to this heavily traveled movement. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.

MoDOT Announces I-270 North Project Staff

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500  Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Sent by I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator  Nina M. Thompson
(314) 370-4187

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has hired Nina M. Thompson as Communication’s Coordinator for the I-270 North Design Build Project. Thompson brings more than 30 years of experience in Public Relations consultation and strategy development to the project. Her past work includes helping businesses, state agencies, and non-profit organizations strategically develop and execute public relations and communications efforts, and 14 years in Missouri state government. 

The project will address safety, traffic congestion, accessibility, and aging infrastructure along I-270 from I-70 on the west, to west of Riverview. Team members currently working on the project include: Project Director, Justin Wolf; Deputy Project Director, Eric Kopinski, Design Coordinator Jennifer Becker, and Design Builders Ploisongsaeng Intaratip, Brian Roth-Roffy, Sheron Thomas, Schuyler Noeth and Tabitha Locke.

To ensure workforce diversity related to the $252 million project, MoDOT established project goals of 18% Construction and 22% Professional Services. This equates to approximately $45 million for DBE contractors and consultants on this single project. Workforce diversity goals are federally set at 14.7% minorities per craft and 6.9% women per craft. In addition, the RFP requires the selected design-build team to have a minimum of eight On-the-Job Training (OJT) 1,000 hour slots, six allocated for construction and two for professional services.

MoDOT is also offering approximately $375, 000 in grant opportunities to local workforce training facilities and DBE supportive services during the duration of the project.  In addition to the efforts MoDOT has taken to ensure a diverse workforce on this project, there is a scoring section worth 10% of the overall points, within which design-build proposers will be scored based on submitted approaches to public information, community outreach, and workforce accessibility

“This will be a challenging endeavor, but we have a great project team, strong project goals, and two innovative, nationally-recognized St. Louis companies competing for the project. Both teams have experience in Design-Build and interstate highway construction,” said Wolf.

I-270 Team