ST. LOUIS MEDIA ADVISORY
ON 65th ANNIVERSARY OF MISSOURI INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION, NEW REPORT EXAMINES SYSTEM’S PAVEMENT & BRIDGE CONDITIONS, CONGESTION & SAFETY BENEFITS
Local speakers join national research group in St. Charles County near site of first U.S. Interstate project.
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. CDT
Report available on TRIP website at 10:30 a.m. CDT.
Convention Center Commuter Lot – Fairgrounds and Veteran’s Memorial Drive, south of I-70 across from the St. Charles Convention Center
(DIRECTIONS: Take 1-70 West to Exit 229A Convention Center Drive. Turn left at signal onto Convention Center Drive. Turn right onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn right into commuter lot.)
Sixty-five years ago this week, the first ground was broken in Missouri on what would become the U.S. Interstate System. On the 65th anniversary of the Interstate Highway System, Missouri’s Interstate system is among the most critical transportation networks in the state, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC.
Local speakers will join TRIP at news conference on Friday to highlight the findings of a new report, “Restoring Missouri’s Interstate Highway System: Meeting Missouri’s Transportation Needs with a Reliable, Safe & Well-Maintained National Highway Network,” which examines pavement and bridge conditions, congestion, safety benefits and travel trends on Missouri’s Interstate system.
Based on the findings of a 2019 report requested by Congress, the TRIP report concludes with a set of recommendations for the restoration and renewal of the Interstate Highway System.
Tom Blair, P.E., St. Louis District Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation
Len Toenjes, President, Associated General Contractors of Missouri
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Director of Communication & Research, TRIP
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly – TRIP | 703.801.9212 (cell)
Rocky Moretti – TRIP | 202.262.0714 (cell)