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Top projects for the Missouri transportation tax

Monday, July 7, 2014 | 4:47 p.m. CDT; updated 10:39 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 7, 2014

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released cost estimates for more than 800 projects that would be funded by a sales tax on the August ballot. Here's a look at the 10 most costly projects:

  1. Interstate 70. Reconstruct and widen I-70 to six lanes from Independence to Wentzville. Additional funding provided by future bonding capacity. $500 million.
  2. Interstate 270. Improve I-270 between U.S. 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and Missouri 367 in the St. Louis area. $350 million.
  3. Interstate 70. Improve I-70 between Natural Bridge and Hanley roads, including the Interstate 170 interchange, in the St. Louis area. $200 million.
  4. U.S. 63. Construct a shared four-lane road on a new location from U.S. 50 to Maries County Road 209 south of Freeburg. $93 million.
  5. U.S. 50. Add lanes to U.S. 50 from California to Tipton, add a new two-lane alternate route around Tipton, and add lanes to from Tipton to Morgan County. $91.5 million.
  6. Missouri 100. Improve Manchester Road (Missouri 100) between Hanley Road and Lindbergh Boulevard in the St. Louis area. $85.5 million.
  7. Interstate 435. Add lanes and improve bridges on I-435 from Kansas to Interstate 49 in the Kansas City area. $81.1 million.
  8. Interstate 70. Add lanes to I-70 from Blue Ridge Cutoff to Interstate 470 in the Kansas City area. $75.1 million.
  9. Interstate 44. Improve I-44 between I-270 and Missouri 141, including new bridges over the Meramec River and an added westbound lane in the St. Louis area. $74.8 million.
  10. U.S. 169. Replace the U.S. 169 Broadway Bridge over the Missouri River in Kansas City. $73.8 million.

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