St. Louis, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and its community partners, will be hosting an open-house style public meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The open house will be held between 4 and 7 p.m. at COLLAB Workspace in Cortex, 4220 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. The COLLAB Workspace is location on the building's third floor and is accessible via elevator and stairs.
During the meeting, engineers and planners will be available to discuss three potential corridor improvement options within the I-64 corridor between Kingshighway and Jefferson Avenue. MoDOT will show a video about the corridor and will be available to answer questions about the study. There will be no formal presentation and participants can attend anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. For those who cannot attend the in-person open house, information will be available on-line at Future64.com the day of the meeting.
This public meeting is part of an ongoing Planning and Environmental Linkages study or PEL. The study for the I-64 central corridor is called: Future64: Community. Transportation. Together. Insight from the community has been and continues to be an important element is determining and evaluating possible options. As a result, this study will incorporate ongoing engagement that is equitable and inclusive to help ensure that a wide range and extensive number of voices are heard, and that equity is the focus of proposed solutions.
Future64 is looking at the potential impact future projects will have on the environment, community, and connectivity in the area. This study will help MoDOT ensure that any transportation improvements within the corridor will be of great benefit to people using it.
MoDOT is conducting Future64 in conjunction with the City of St. Louis, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, Bi-State Development, and several community partners. The study is scheduled to conclude in January 2023. Although, improvements identified by Future64 will mostly affect MoDOT’s infrastructure, it will also include suggested improvements to other transportation systems maintained by other partners.
What is the Central Corridor PEL study area?
The west‐east border for the study area is Kingshighway Blvd. to Jefferson Avenue. Forest Park Avenue/Market Street is the northern boundary, and Manchester/Chouteau Avenues is the southern one. The corridor consists of a variety of homes, diverse residents, and a wide range of businesses. It has grown as an employment center and a destination for medical care, dining, and shopping.