The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing from 4-7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 24) at Arnold City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd., to discuss improvements to be made on Jeffco Boulevard in the city.

Roadwork is slated to start in 2022, MoDOT spokeswoman Rachel Sudduth said.

The improvements are projected to cost $7.5 million, according to a MoDOT press release.

MoDOT will resurface the road starting at the St. Louis County-Jefferson County line near the Meramec River to south of Collier Drive in Arnold near the Arnold Historical Society museum, 1723 Jeffco Blvd, Sudduth said.

Sudduth said about 2 1/2 miles of road will be resurfaced.

The work also will include upgrading guardrails starting just north of the Meramec River in south St. Louis County to inside the city to meet Federal Highway Administration safety standards, and MoDOT will make all pedestrian signals accessible in line with its ADA (American With Disabilities Act) Transition plan, the press release said.

“It is to gather information, because the construction schedule hasn’t been set,” Sudduth said of the meeting. “We sent out information to property owners in the area, who will be affected. A few things can change depending on the feedback we get from the property owners, but most of (the construction plan) is set in stone. Some things can change, so we want to get feedback at this point.”

For more information about the road improvements, go to To learn more about MoDOT’s ADA Transition plan, go to