Anticipating public concern over the impending closing, the Missouri Department of Transportation began public outreach and ad campaigns with suggestions to help survive the closure. In December 2009, I-64 reopened to traffic nearly one month early and $11 million under budget. A survey taken at the end of the project found that 95 percent of the public was satisfied with how the project had been handled.MoDOT will receive a $10,000 cash award to be used to support a charity or academic scholarship program of its choice.
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