I-70 PEL Process

How information was gathered for the study

The I-70 PEL Study was much broader in nature than previous studies. Members of the study team, working in collaboration with strategic partners and the public invested significant effort to help form a vision for the corridor. When completed, the study identified transportation needs and long term solutions. The intent was not to identify specific projects but rather to set a vision for the entire corridor - a different new approach to transportation planning in the region.

To gather information from major activity centers, municipalities, elected officials and community representative groups, several working groups met regularly to provide a broad perspective to the study.

MoDOT convened two advisory groups - a technical advisory group (TAG) and a senior advisory group (SAG). Members of these groups represent key stakeholders along this section of I-70 and provided valuable technical expertise during the planning process.

MoDOT also reached out to public officials within each of the municipalities that touch I-70 to gain more specific input from them. A 90-day on-line survey and several public meetings helped gain information from residents, business owners and communities.


Senior Advisory Group (SAG) invited members

East-West Gateway Council of Governments    EDC Business & Community Partners Great Rivers Greenway
Greater St. Charles Chamber Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau    Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Lindenwood University Mayor, City of St. Louis Metro
Missouri Department of Transportation Office of the County Executive – St. Charles County Office of the County Executive – St. Louis County   
St. Louis Convention and Visitors Center St. Louis Development Corporation St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
St. Louis Municipal League St. Louis Regional Chamber St. Louis Regional Freightway
University of Missouri - St. Louis





Technical Advisory Group (TAG) members
City of Berkeley City of Bridgeton City of Cool Valley
City of Edmunson City of Ferguson City of Jennings
City of Lake Saint Louis City of Maryland Heights City of Normandy
City of Northwood City of O’Fallon City of O'Fallon Economic Development Department
City of Pasadena Hills City of Pine Lawn City of St. Charles
City of St. Louis City of St. Peters City of Wentzville
City of Woodson Terrace East-West Gateway Council of Governments Great Rivers Greenway
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Metro MoDOT
Project Connect Ridefinders St. Charles Area Transit (SCAT)
St. Charles County St. Charles County Highways Department St. Charles County Transportation Department
St. Louis City Board of Public Service St. Louis City Streets Department St. Louis County
St. Louis County Department of Highways, Traffic, and Public Works St. Louis County Department of Planning St. Louis Development Corp.
St. Louis Planning and Urban Design St. Louis Port Authority University of Missouri – St. Louis