Yes, we have a project that should start in late spring to replace the old signs along Interstate 44 between the Crawford County line and Interstate 70 in the city of St. Louis. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We will check it out - thanks
Typically the City's arterials have largely directional flow in the morning and afternoon peaks which allow our timing plans during these times to prioritize the dominant flow, however Tucker (north of Market) sees demands in both the northbound and southbound directions. As such, we try to accommodate both directions by limiting the number of stops and lower delays as best as possible. Regardless, we will check to make sure equipment is operating correctly and that no malfunctions are causing unnecessary delays.
I've passed it to our maintenance team to check into. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We have continued work along I-44 over the next year from the Crawford County line into the St. Louis area. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I'll share your concerns with our maintenance teams. However, trucks do also have a responsibility to ensure that they watch their heights. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Every storm is different, and our crews are, and will be out, monitoring roadways and treating, as appropriate. There are a lot of variables with this storm -- temperatures, what the precipitation looks like, etc., but we have our crews out working to keep the roads as drivable as possible. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
The City of St. Louis solicited requests for proposals (RFP) from companies able to provide automated traffic enforcement systems. The goal was to gain information about the technical capacity and expertise of companies to determine if implementing such a program in the City would help improve safety on our roads and prevent crashes - ultimately saving lives and preventing injuries. The previous program was ended due to issues related to not being able to record an image of the driver to accompany the image of the vehicle/license plate as well as points were not applied to the driver for a moving violation. This RFP will let us see how the industry has evolved since then and if it presents itself as a viable option for improving safety in the City.
We still have to finish the barrier wall between the eastbound and westbound lanes, as well as some pavement repairs.. Weather conditions (including temperature and precipitation) continue to affect the ongoing work. We continue to be hopeful that we can reopen the portion between Kingshighway and Grand before the end of the month. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We are active in patching potholes on the list and those that pop up after each winter event, we'll take a look where you noted if not already on the list.
If you have specific times and locations, we can share your concerns on Lemay Ferry and Lindbergh with our traffic team. That being said, signals are typically timed for the direction with the most traffic, and are timed based on the posted speed limits for the corridors. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Actually,as I understand, the intent is to direct drivers to the outside line and the next lane. Typically, you would turn into the two closest lanes (which would be the inside lanes), but there is a lot of traffic heading to the interstate from Meramec Station Road, so this gives the traffic the ability to make that turn onto I-44 (from the rightmost lane for eastbound, and they can move over from the left lane for westbound). Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
This might be the result of a damaged loop. ("Loops" are vehicle sensors that are imbedded in the pavement.) Our signals team will investigate. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
Per long-standing policy, St. Louis County does not maintain alleys. We have neither the personnel nor budget necessary to undertake work of this scope. Property owners adjacent to a particular alley are responsible for its upkeep. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
I have asked our traffic team to take a look at these signals and see if they can make any improvements. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We have a resurfacing project scheduled for Midland, between Woodson and North and South. However, funds for that work won't be available until '22 at the earliest. I'll make sure our Operations group dispatches a pothole patching crew ASAP to Midland. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
No, there are no plans to put any additional lighting on interstates. MoDOT only puts lights at interchanges on the interstates. Beyond that, municipalities are welcome to install lighting within their boundries, but have to have an agreement with the department to pay for the electricity for that lighting. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I've asked our traffic team to take a look at these two signals to see if they can make any adjustments. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communicatioms
The desire is to break the bond between the roadway and any snow or ice before it freezes to the roadway. Treating the roadway can help with that. Having that first hit of treatment can help start melting any snow or ice on the roadways; however, that still won't prevent refreeze (and any treatment becomes less effective as temperatures drop). Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
In our experience, pre-treating pavement is very effective. We routinely spread rock salt in advance of a winter storm event, and consider it public money well spent. Applying chemicals on pavement AFTER snow and ice have accumulated is usually a recipe for a forlorn queue of vehicles marooned in ditches, collisions, etc. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation