A push in the Illinois legislature would name the road leading up to the new Mississippi River bridge after retired politician from Belleville.
Police write thousands of tickets, reduce accidents along I-70
Two car accident had all eastbound lanes of 70 shut down near rest area at Wright City for a time.
The federal government has granted Missouri’s Department of Transportation permission to implement the toll along the interstate.
Witnesses hit the brakes on the legislature’s plan to turn Interstate 70 into a toll road.
MODOT directors says changes to interstate I-70, could create construction jobs and make the state more economically competitive.
No short term plans to charge toll on I-70.
Sen. Bill Stouffer, said it is important to consider all the available options for improving Missouri’s transportation system.
The idea of charging motorists to use the main highway between St. Louis and Kansas City has been mentioned for years.
MoDOT hopes this will reduce crashes from fatigue drivers.