South County Connector
Latest News - May 2013
Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review, Hearing Scheduled for May 30, 2013
The South County Connector Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be available for public review and comment from Friday, May 3, 2013 to July 19, 2013. During the review period, the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic will host a public hearing for the Draft EIS on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Shrewsbury City Center (located at 5200 Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury, Missouri 63119).
The public hearing is an opportunity for interested persons to give testimony concerning the Draft EIS, including potential social, economic, and environmental impacts of the proposed roadway alternatives. Representatives of the South County Connector Study Team will also be available to provide information and answer questions about the Draft EIS at an open house meeting held at the same time as the public hearing. No formal presentation will be made. Display boards and copies of the Draft EIS will be available for review at the open house meeting.
The revised South County Connector corridor extends from Hanley Road, in the vicinity of Flora Avenue, to River Des Peres Boulevard at Watson Road. It encompasses the Deer Creek Center, Big Bend Industrial Court and part of the parking lot of the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station. A new, full interchange at Interstate 44 is being proposed as part of the project. Two variations of what is known as the River Des Peres Boulevard alternative have been evaluated within the corridor and will be shown at the public hearing.
Citizens and agencies can submit comments at the hearing or anytime throughout the review period. These comments will be addressed and incorporated into the Final EIS.
Click here for instructions on how to submit written comments.
Click here to access an electronic version of the South County Connector Draft EIS.
Click here to access a Draft EIS/Public Hearing flyer.
Click here to download a copy of the South County Connector Build Alternatives.
Printed copies of the Draft EIS can be viewed at the following locations:
- Maplewood Public Library (7550 Lohmeyer Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143)
- Webster Groves Public Library (301 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119)
- St. Louis County Library - Weber Road Branch (4444 Weber Road, Saint Louis, MO 63123)
- St. Louis County Library - Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131)
- St. Louis Public Library - Buder Branch (4401 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109)
Following the Draft EIS review period, the project team will prepare a Final EIS. A Record of Decision (ROD) by the Federal Highway Administration, giving authorization to proceed with the project, is anticipated in the fall 2013. The FHWA is the lead Federal Agency for the EIS and has jurisdiction over the project. Funding has not yet been secured for construction of the South County Connector.