ST. PETERS, Mo.(KMOX) — Drivers, get your calendars and circle this date — August 30th.

That is when you’ll be able to use a new six-mile segment of Highway 364 that stretches between Harvester Road and Mid-Rivers Mall Drive.

The date, August 30th is two whole months ahead of schedule, according to MoDOT Area Engineer Tom Evers.

An added bonus for commuters, and something St. Charles County executive Steve Ehlmann thinks will be utilized during the upcoming closure on the westbound lanes of the Blanchette Bridge.

“I think when the bridge closes there will be a lot of confusion at first,” Ehlmann said at a press conference Thursday. “But once people figure out that, ‘hey we have a five lane bridge over here on page, we just have to find a way to get there’.”

Federal and state stimulus funds paid for three-fourths of the $101 million second phase. Ehlmann says St. Charles county kicked in more than $3.7 million through a half-cent transportation tax. The town of St. Peters also pitched in $2.25 million.

Phase 3 is slated to get underway next spring and wrap up by the end of 2014.


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