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Posted on 05.31.06
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  • Posted on 05.31.06

I read in today’s edition of the local newspaper that a study produced by St. Louis County ". . . differs substantially from a proposal introduced earlier this month by St. Louis, which called for leaving two lanes open in each direction."

That is not true. Again.

The study produced last month for the City and the Downtown St. Louis Partnership predicted the traffic effects of leaving one and two lanes open during the construction. It did not call on MoDOT to do — or not do — anything. Rather, the point of the study was to provide data to help the region create a sensible traffic maintenance plan.

As I have said many times, the City, the county, MoDOT, the design/build team, and people who use the highway must come together to develop a plan that will work. Misformation about our positions will only make that harder.