The St. Louis County Department of Highways & Traffic and KCI Construction Company are holding an informational session for the public to learn more about the construction project linking the Maryland Heights Expressway to Olive Boulevard. This is a key connection from the extension of Highway 141 to the Maryland Heights Expressway and the final piece of county roadway to create a full north-to-south route west of I-270.
Information Open House: Page-Olive Connector Project
Monday, May 3
Parkway Central High School
Individuals will be given an opportunity to view construction plans for the Page- Olive Connector Project which will extend the Maryland Heights Expressway from River Valley Drive south to Olive Boulevard (Route 340), a distance of approximately two-and-a-half miles.
Attendees will be able to view exhibits showing preliminary construction information. Representatives from the KCI Construction Jacobs and the St. Louis County Department of Highways & Traffic will be available to answer questions.
See you there!
It has come to our attention that a letter sent by candidate Ken Gold to constituents in Ward 1 on Monday contains a number of falsehoods regarding Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth and our activities on behalf of local residents. So let's set the record straight:
· We are an independent organization led by residents of Maryland Heights. We are not outsiders or non-residents, but everyday people who own property and run businesses in Maryland Heights.
· Our vision is to make Maryland Heights a better place to live by providing the residents of the city with an opportunity to make their voices heard. We work with the city to improve the public engagement process with residents.
· Maryland Height Residents for Responsible Growth sponsored a community open house with MODOT on February 17 at the Maryland Heights Community Center. MODOT briefed the audience on I-270 construction at the Dorsett and Page interchanges. The city’s public-works department discussed Progress Parkway construction and other Dorsett Road improvements.
· Our organization does not endorse candidates for political office. Our purpose is to provide non-partisan information regarding our community and its issues to encourage open dialog and independent decision making.
It is our hope that we can elevate the discussion of vital plans for Maryland Heights’ future through community conversation. The spreading of rumors and untruths serves no one who lives in the City of Maryland Heights. It only highlights the need for informed, responsible behavior on the part of our elected officials.
Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth, is hosting a public event with MoDOT and the City of Maryland Heights on the reconstruction of the I-270 interchanges at Dorsett Road and Page Avenue which begin this month.
Wednesday - February 17, 2010
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A with MoDOT and City of Maryland Heights Public Works
7:00 -8:00 p.m. - Open Forum with Community
Maryland Heights Community Centre - Auditorium
2344 McKelvey Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
This is the first public forum with specific details and timelines on this two-year construction project. The project will start on I-270 and Dorsett Road the first year, then move to Page Avenue interchange in 2011. The project is expected to take two years. MoDOT will also be showing the public the animated driving sequences on the "divergent diamond" design on Dorsett at the I-270 interchange.
There will also be a major, parallel Maryland Heights city project moving Prospect Parkway away from the rebuilt Dorsett interchange which will place the finished road further east on Dorsett. It will relocate the road on the north side of Dorsett past Syberg's and cross to the south-side of Dorsett just east of the Drury Inn. The south-side construction will feature a "jug-handle" design and is designed to assist with traffice congestion from the newly expanded Edward Jones campus as well as funnel traffic in and out of the Westport area.
180,000 cars a day travel on I-270 through Maryland Heights every day and this is going to cause big disruptions for both local traffic in Maryland Heights, Westport and Creve Couer as well as those who are just traveling through the area on I-270 from Page Ave. to I-70. There will be lane detours and reduced lanes as they completely rebuild the bridges/interchanges.
Please come and join the discussion!