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Commission Approves $100 Million Phase 3 of Page Extension

Funding approval from Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission means the project can go forward.

The Page Extension (Interstate 364) overcame the final obstacle for construction of the highway out to Lake Saint Louis. Funding for the third phase of the project was approved by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Wednesday.

Patch reported in a for the $100 million dollar project. With approval from the MHTC, an award date for the design-build contract and the start of construction can be determined, once the timeline for new I-64 bridge over the Missouri River (the Daniel Boone bridge project) is set.

St. Charles County has contributed $50 million for the project. The $100 million budget for the project includes funds to purchase right of way, relocate utilities, design and construct the project.

An article posted yesterday by StlToday.com included a brief history of the Page Extension project, which started with the 2003 completion of a first phase I-270 in Maryland Heights to Heritage Landing in St. Charles.

"Our goal for this project is similar to the I-64 project in St. Louis," said Ed Hassinger, MoDOT district engineer for St. Louis. "We want to construct as much roadway as we can with the available funding we have."

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