MODOT selects contractor for Route 364 extension in St. Charles County
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MODOT selects contractor for Route 364 extension in St. Charles County

Date: February 6, 2013
By: Nick Thompson
State Capitol Bureau

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One firm designed it and several will build it, but the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a group to finish the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County.
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Wrap: Page Constructors will build a $120 million, nine mile extension of Route 364 from Mid-Rivers Mall Drive and Route 94 to a new clover-leaf interchange at I-64 in St. Charles County.

Phase 3 of the Page extension is an example of design-build, where design firms and enginering firms work together initially to pitch complete proposals to MODOT.

And Transportation Commissioner Stephen Miller says he was pleased the state attracts top-notch contractors for these kinds of projects.

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Description: "They don't come here unless they think that they have a good, and fair competitive area in which to participate."

The group says they can have the project done by fall of 2014.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Nick Thompson, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

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The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has picked a team to design and build the final extension of Page Avenue in St. Charles County.
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Wrap: Page Constructors will complete a nearly $120 million dollar, nine-mile extension that will carry Route 364 from Mid-Rivers Mall Drive and Route 94 to a clover-leaf interchange at I-64.

The group says they can have the project done by fall of 2014.

Transportation Commission vice-chair Grace Nichols interuppted the meeting to voice support.

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Description: "Mr Chairman, may I make a motion to approve this. Could I deny the judge......You certainly may."

The extension will be a four lane freeway with a grass median to accomodate future expansion.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Nick Thompson, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

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About seventeen months from now, commuters will have another freeway option in St. Charles county.
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Wrap: The state's transportation commission says go ahead to Page Constructors, a group that drafted a plan to build a nine-mile, $120 million extension of Page Avenue in St. Charles County.

The project will carry Route 364 from Mid-Rivers Mall Drive and Route 94 to a new clover-leaf interchange at I-64.

Transportation Commissioner Rudy Farber says contractors made a great pitch, and MODOT is hitting a home run.

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Description: "This is really very exciting, looks like we got a terrific value in a very important project for the St. Louis area and for St. Charles."

The new highway will be four lanes and contractors say they can have it done by fall of 2014.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Nick Thompson, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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