The public is invited to an informational meeting to learn more about the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Statewide Improve I-70 Program.

MoDOT’s Kansas City District will host the meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jackson County Fire Protection District Education Center located at 4715 W U.S. 40 Highway, Blue Springs.

Last week, a meeting was held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Concordia Community Center.

Missouri’s FY2024 budget from the General Assembly signed into law by Gov. Parson provides $2.8 billion in general revenue to build a third lane of Interstate 70 across the state. The program will plan, design, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, and add a third lane in each direction on approximately 200 miles of I-70, from Blue Springs to Wentzville.

At these meetings, visitors will learn about the proposed plan and next steps for I-70. Please note these are open house style meetings, and no formal presentations will be made. The public can attend the meetings anytime during the advertised hours, and the information will be the same at each location. For a full list of public meeting dates and locations, click here.

MoDOT is currently in the planning stage of the Improve I-70 Program. MoDOT engineers will share preliminary information about the goals for improving I-70, possible construction schedules for the 200 miles, and next steps. MoDOT is interested in gathering feedback from the public regarding I-70’s current condition, construction staging, and other general comments they may have. Public input is important ahead of the design phase of the work. For those who are unable to attend a meeting in person, the information and an online comment form began Aug. 28 at The comment period online is open from Monday, Aug. 28, through Friday, Sept. 22, 2023.

For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit To receive the latest statewide news and text alerts, signup for e-updates.

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