Washington University hosts community forum on I-64 reconstruction, Sept. 22

Helping St. Louis residents and businesses cope with commuting challenges posed by the planned reconstruction of Interstate 64 (Highway 40) is the goal of a community forum to be held 7:45 – 10:45 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (Room 310), Anheuser-Busch Hall, on Washington University’s Danforth Campus.

I-64 reconstruction map
Map of the I-64 reconstruction project.

Sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy and the Missouri Transportation Institute, the event is free and open to the public; advance registration is requested. For more information, contact Melinda Warren at (314) 935-5652; warren@wustl.edu; or visit: http://wc.wustl.edu.

Titled “Jobs and Community Life During the I-64 Reconstruction,” the forum will explore the project’s impact on communities along the highway corridor and across the Metro St. Louis region. The program begins with continental breakfast and a half-hour leadoff presentation by Peter Rahn, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The audience will be invited to take part in a panel discussion led by Kurt Odenwald, County Councilman from the 5th District of St. Louis County, and two nationally known transportation experts — Genevieve Giuliano, professor and senior associate dean for research and technology at the University of Southern California; and Joseph Giglio, a senior academic specialist and executive professor at Northeastern University.