Four states will look at adding dedicated truck lanes to a portion of I-70 as part of DOT's “Corridors Of The Future” program, developed to study innovative ways to reduce congestion and improve freight delivery. Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio will receive $5-million for the study, including $2-million earmarked specifically for Missouri to supplement its existing I-70 truck-lane study.

More than 13-million miles are traveled on I-70 every day in Missouri, and up to 40% of that is truck traffic, according to DOT. The cost of rebuilding I-70 with eight lanes, including four for trucks, is estimated at $3.5-billion.