Public Meetings and Hearings are a way for the I-270 North Design-Build team to keep community members informed about the project and obtain their feedback. The meetings are held in a publicly accessible location and set-up in an open house format. Stations providing information are available for viewing and project team members are on site to answer any questions. All members of the public are welcome and invited to the meetings including residents, business owners, elected officials, and other interested persons.
NOTICE OF OPEN-HOUSE PUBLIC HEARING
ON DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PAVEMENT, BRIDGE, AND SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS ON I-270 FROM JAMES S. MCDONNELL BOULEVARD TO BELLEFONTAINE ROAD IN ST LOUIS COUNTY
Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that a public hearing will be held at the Student Center Multipurpose Room of St. Louis Community College — Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road, St. Louis, MO 63135, on Thursday March 12, 2020, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Daylight Savings Time. Parking at the meeting is available in lots P3, P4, P6 and P7. Access for people with disabilities is available. All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning their views on the design and construction of I-270, St. Louis County, with reference to the economic and social effects of such design, its impact on the environment, and its consistency with the goals and objectives of the community. An open-house format will be used, and persons may discuss the project and offer comments at any time between the prescribed hours. The presently contemplated improvement is as follows:
The I-270 North project runs along I-270 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. At $278 million, this is the largest project that MoDOT has undertaken in the last decade. The total length of the improvements is 8.619 miles. Right of way and easements will be acquired for this project.
Maps, plats, and other detail information prepared by the Missouri Department of Transportation, or interested agency, will be available for public inspection and copying at the office of the District Engineer of the Missouri Department of Transportation,1590 Woodlake Drive, Chesterfield, Missouri, 63017. Written statements and exhibits as well as oral statements will be received at the hearing. Written statements and exhibits will be made a part of the public hearing transcript if received within ten working days after the date of the hearing. Comments will be accepted in the form of writing or providing a recorded statement. In addition, a virtual public hearing will be available online at: http://www.i270north.org/ from March 12 to March 23.
Tentative schedules for right of way acquisition and construction will be discussed at the hearing. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2020, with a December 2023 completion date.
People with disabilities who require special services at the public hearing should notify Project Communications Coordinator Nina Thompson by March 5, 2020 at (314) 370-4187 so arrangements for those services can be made.
MISSOURI HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
BY: Thomas Blair, District Engineer