St. Charles City was awarded funding from St. Charles County Road Board for several road projects in 2014 and 2015.
Several major roads in St. Charles will get a complete overhaul in 2014 and 2015. The St. Charles County Road Board recently awarded funding for several projects in St. Charles. One of those projects is designed to ease congestion at Muegge Road and Mexico Road. The city previously studied possible solutions to traffic problems at Cave Springs and I-70. One solution that will be implemented in 2014 will be widening Muegge Road in front of the QuikTrip south of Mexico Road. This will allow crews to add a second left turn lane to the road. Construction is expected to start in 2014. Other projects include:
City Council members say one-way outer roads aren't worth studying.
St. Charles City Council members on Tuesday said they are not interested in paying for a study to look at whether one-way outer roads between Zumbehl Road and Mid Rivers Mall Drive would reduce traffic congestion on Interstate 70. St. Charles City has contracted with Crawford, Bunte and Brammeier to study a range of ways to improve the Zumbehl and Cave Springs interchanges. The study is being largely paid for by the St. Charles County Road Board, which awards funding for road projects with revenue raised by the ½ cent transportation sales tax. St. Charles County Road Board hoped expand the study to look at the one-way frontage or outer roads, at a cost of $40,000. The St. Charles City Council was asked to approve the city's portion of the …