The Missouri House of Representatives has given initial approval to an effort to expand Interstate-70 to three lanes in both directions. Under the governor’s 859-million-dollar request, the interstate would be expanded in areas around St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith, a Republican from Carthage, backs the plan.

One more House vote of support would send the plan to the Senate for that chamber to decide whether to back the effort.


(From Missourinet)