The Missouri Department of Transportation says the minimum cost to reconstruct and expand I-70 in Missouri is $2 billion.
To put that cost in perspective, Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed overall budget for MoDOT is $2.3 billion.
No bills have been filed in the Legislature this year regarding I-70, and Missouri House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Reiboldt, R-Neosho, says nothing may happen this year.
I-70 in Missouri was designed and built between 1956 and 1965. MoDOT says its oldest sections are 60 years old and its youngest sections are 51 years old.
Reiboldt says lawmakers are currently studying all possibilities to replace crumbling I-70 and transportation in general.
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