ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) - MoDOT has a party planned for Saturday in St. Louis County, and you’re all invited.
“We’re going to be opening up the re-located Route 141 from Parkway Central to Olive, and the county’s going to open up the Page-Olive connector,” says MoDOT spokesman Andrew Gates.
Gates says there’s a 10K run beginning at 7:30am, and something fun for everyone else, beginning at nine, “People can go out there and walk on the road, or run or bike as they choose to, and we’ll have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 up near Olive, underneath the Olive bridge.”
Gates says ample parking will be available at Parkway Central High, with shuttles giving rides to the ribbon-cutting.
He explains why the new 141 roadwork was needed, “We had a stretch of 141 that if we got a significant amount of rainfall it usually went under water. And it was an extremely congested area, especially during morning and evening rush hours. This should definitely improve the flow of traffic through there. We’ve got additional lanes, as well as improved interchanges with Ladue and Olive.”