ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The You Paid for It team is shining a light on one of the biggest problems facing motorists in St. Charles County. It’s the congestion in the one-mile stretch of Interstate 70 from the 70/64 interchange to Wentzville Parkway.
That stretch of interstate sees approximately 80 crashes a year. Around 87,000 vehicle a year come through the narrow stretch, about 13,000 trucks among them.
St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann says something has to be done to solve the problem. In the pre-pandemic days, lines of cars would stretch back miles. There are a myriad of problems facing motorists driving through here, from the two lanes to the railroad bridge to narrow shoulders.
FOX 2 reached out to MoDOT. A spokesperson says they’ve earmarked $31.8 million to address the problem. Most of the construction would not start until 2024 when the project is scheduled to be finished.