Traffic study results have Truesdale eyeing a grocery store for the city

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 2/27/24

A traffic study done in Truesdale MO has city officials believing it could bring a DG Market grocery store to the city.

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Traffic study results have Truesdale eyeing a grocery store for the city


The results of a traffic study in Truesdale have city officials prepared to take the next step in their efforts to bring a grocery store to the city.

According to Mayor Jerry Cannon, the Booneslick Regional Planning Commission recently completed a three-day study of traffic through Truesdale, stationing one watcher on Highway M near Green Gardens and another near the water tower on South Spoede Lane.

The result of the study, conducted from a recent Tuesday afternoon to Friday morning, saw an average of 3,876 vehicles use Highway M and another 2,475 use Spoede in the city.

The numbers were strong enough for Cannon to tell aldermen at the Feb. 10 meeting he would present those numbers to Dollar General in hopes they would bring a DG Market to Truesdale.

“They wanted traffic studies,” Cannon told aldermen. “I can't imagine Highway M out close to Innsbrook being more than this and they build one there.”

The DG Market in Innsbrook opened in early January.

“We are a growing city that will be doubling in size with the Elkhorn Ridge project and another smaller one,” Cannon said. “The location on South Speode Lane is busy daily now, and will be even busier when those projects are completed. People in Truesdale would support a DG Market, and would use that recourse that is currently not available in our city.”

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

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