West of Route 5, Exit 101
Rocheport, East of Route BB, Exit 115
Section 3 is a 14-mile stretch of I-70 in
central Missouri from Route 5 (Exit 101) to the Rocheport
exit (Exit 115). Most of the five interchanges along this
section of I-70 are heavily developed with community- and
Boonville, population 7,095, lies north
of the interstate. The city abuts the Missouri River and includes
an active port and new casino. I-70 crosses the Missouri River
west of the Rocheport exit, and the recreational Katy Trail
and historic Lewis and Clark Trail also converge near this
The town of Rocheport, population 255, is
just north of I-70 and features a winery, several bed and
breakfasts, and antique, art and trail-related businesses.
The Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge and Overton Bottoms
are significant environmental features of this section, as
are the cave systems, river habitat and geology.
As they prepare the environmental assessment
document, the Section 3 team will work with the local citizens
and officials to address issues of long-range land-use, access,
safety and circulation.