is MoDOT’s first priority in widening and rebuilding I-70
across the state of Missouri. MoDOT also understands that the interstate – and
its interchanges and overpasses – are major features
in the landscape.
That’s why MoDOT, with the help of a special
consortium including local, state and federal agencies, has developed
an I-70 Corridor Enhancement Plan. That plan will ensure that,
to the degree funding allows, major improvements to I-70 are attractive
and result in a cohesive “look” across the corridor.
The plan will serve as a guide in creating an
I-70 corridor that:
Complements the existing natural environment
sensitivity to the existing context of the corridor
Provides a sense of consistency along the entire route
Showcases Missouri’s natural, historic and cultural
resources, as well as its diverse economy
The plan includes a range of images that show how color, textured
surfaces, lighting, landscaping and other decorative features might
enhance bridges, retaining walls, railings and other elements of
I-70. While the plan does not recommend specific enhancements for
specific locations, it presents a vision for the future look of
the interstate across Missouri and establishes a baseline for the
types of enhancements MoDOT will fund.
Exactly where and to what degree enhancements
will be included on I-70 will be determined during the detailed
design phase of major I-70 reconstruction projects. Design projects
after the Improve
I-70 Studies are complete, and once they are
During the design phase, communities along I-70
will have the opportunity to work with MoDOT to add local flavor
of the corridor.
includes a menu of options for “beyond-baseline” enhancements
that could be achieved through funding partnerships with local
communities or agencies.
Although decisions will be made during design,
the plan does provide a starting point for local discussions about
have questions, concerns or comments about the plan, or would like
to organize a community meeting with MoDOT to discuss enhancements,
please contact the project hot line at 1-800-590-0066.
Results of local discussions and any commitments
made by MoDOT or local communities will be recorded in each study’s
environmental documentation. Environmental documents will serve
as a guide during
the design phase.