What is the concern?
Recently, the Missouri Department of Transportation completed a widening project on Route N in St. Charles County, adding a continuous turn lane and shoulders on the route from Spring Orchard to Meadowlake Drive. This project, worked in conjunction with the City of Cottleville, will extend that widening project from Meadowlake Drive to just west of Weiss Road in St. Charles County.
What is the solution?
MoDOT and the City of Cottleville have a plan to widen the existing two-lane Route N. Part of this project will include relocating Route N south of the existing route between Meadowlake Drive and Eagle Hill Lane and raising the elevation of the road from Eagle Hill Lane to just west of Weiss Road. This will make Route N straighter, and will improve sight distance, flatten curves and eliminate frequent flooding.
What are the benefits?
The primary benefit of this work will be to make this section of roadway safer and keep it from flooding for those people who live, work and play along Route N. With the continuous turn lane, traffic will not back up because of people turning left into subdivisions, businesses or parks. This will mean a potential decrease in travel times along the route and a significant increase in the safety of the project.
What is the schedule for work?
|Project goes for bidding
||Mid to late 2011
||Mid to late 2012
How will this impact traffic?
MoDOT and the City of Cottleville will not close the road during construction, although there may be traffic shifts around the construction. When construction does begin, MoDOT asks drivers to eliminate distractions and to watch out for workers in the work zone.
What will these improvements look like?
Proposed widening of Route N (2.22 Mb, pdf)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
St. Charles County Area Engineer Tom Evers at 1-888 ASK MODOT (275-6636)
Project Manager Tim Schroeder at 1-888 ASK MODOT (275-6636)
Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson at 1-888 ASK MODOT (275-6636)