From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
Lobbyist Money Help  

Highway 70 Expansion Will Cost

October 4, 2000
By: Rodger Oakes
State Capital Bureau

The Missouri Department of Transportation has decided what it wants to do with Highway 70. But, who's going to pay for it?

Rodger Oakes has more from Jefferson City.

Story:I70 Widening
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

For three billion dollars Missouri could build a new, 8 lane highway. Instead, the Department has decided it prefers to widen Highway 70 to 6 lanes. The concern is the price tag will be between $2.5 and $3 billion dollars said MoDOT's Director of Project Development, Dave Nichols.

Actuality:Nichols3
RunTime: 10.5s
OutCue: "...is coming up with the funding."
Contents: Nichols says Missouri doesn't have the funding today to start construction on Highway 70, and that is the challenge the state faces.

There are various other funding problems the Transportation Department faces. For example, current law would require at least 20 separate contracts to complete the proposed construction.

From Jefferson City, I'm Rodger Oakes.