The Missouri Department of Transportation will hear from Warren County officials and leaders in Warrenton, Wright City and Truesdale at a meeting this week.
The next step in the Interstate 70 expansion happens in Warrenton on Oct. 12.
A public meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Warrenton City Hall Annex where officials from Warrenton, Truesdale, and Wright City are expected to speak about their hopes for the project.
Also during the meeting, Steve Etcher, economic development consultant for the Greater Warren County Economic Development Council, and Joe Gildehaus, presiding Warren County commissioner, will discuss how the interstate drives economic growth in the corridor.
Other members of the public are also able to speak about their concerns or ideas.
Several key members of the project team from the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in attendance.
The meeting can also be live streamed at www.modot.org/mhtc/live.
In September, it was announced that work on the section of the highway through Warren County would begin in late 2024. According to MoDOT, that part of the reconstruction will cost between $400 and $500 million. Work is expected to last until the fall of 2028.
About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at email@example.com