Improve I-70 Meetings Wednesday and Thursday

Public hearings on the Improve I-70 from Columbia to Kingdom City project will be from 4 to 7  Wednesday at Boone Electric Cooperative in Columbia and 4 to 7 Thursday at the city hall in Kingdom City. This is the first construction project in MoDOT’s Statewide Improve I-70 Program, which will add a third lane of travel in each direction to I-70 between Highways 63 and 54. The contract also includes improvements at the I-70 interchanges at both highways. These meetings will highlight the basic design plans, traffic control plans, schedule, and anticipated construction impacts of the project. Construction on this section will start this summer and be completed by late 2027. These are open house-style meetings, and no formal presentation will be made. Engineers from MoDOT, contractor Millstone Weber, and designer Jacobs Inc. will be there to answer questions. People can also review materials and make comments starting Wednesday online. We have a link with this story at All comments must be received by May 23rd.