We can pass it to them, however, law enforcement doesn't work directly for the department. We can understand the frustration with people who would rather block the intersection than take the detour. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Not sure whose this may be, but we'll take a look to get it and see if it is ours. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
To which stretch of Clayton Road are you referring? David Wrone, St. Louis County
Yes, we have inspectors who are responsible for ensuring that utility companies restore any pavement damaged by water main and sewer line breaks and the repairs of those breaks. Often, however, the patches you see aren't permanent, but, rather, temporary, as the utility company in question hasn't completed its work beneath the road. Having said that, some of our roads certainly do have a significant number of patches on them, and Big Bend between Clayton Road and Manchester is one of them. Aging infrastructure - both below pavement and the pavement itself - is as problematic as it is expensive to remove and replace. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Thanks. I'll forward your report to our Division of Operations. This area is very well known to us. A St. Louis City water main periodically leaks beneath the road in this area, and has wreaked havoc with the pavement. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Once the water company has completed its repairs beneath the road, it will be required to restore the pavement to as close to "as new" condition as possible. David Wrone, St. Louis County
I'll forward this to our Operations group, but I'm not sure if responsibility for this issue rests with us or the railroad. If it's the railroad, we'll make sure they're aware of the problem. David Wrone, St. Louis County
We are watching that area to see what we may be able to do; however, it cannot be as a part of the current I-64 widening contract. When we award a job, we have to be very specific as far as what the job entails as a part of that contract -- the scope of the project. Construction contracts, generally, are awarded based on the lowest bid -- based on the ability of the contractor to do the job. Work done outside of that scope has to be negotiated and may add significant costs to the project. Most likely it is not as simple a fix as some asphalt on the roadway. I have asked our maintenance team to look at this and see what they can do; it may not be until after the contract for the widening is finished. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Our contractor (Pavement Solutions) has until October 31 to complete this project. When work is finished, Baxter, from Clarkson to August Hill will have new asphalt pavement. From August Hill to Wildhorse Creek Road, the pavement will remain concrete. We lacked the funds to fully overlay this section of Baxter with asphalt. (Doing so would have cost an additional $280,000, which we simply didn't have.) David Wrone, St. Louis County
The signal at Broadway & Cass has some vehicle detection present to actuate the signal only during vehicular activity. From your description it would appear the equipment may not be operating correctly - resulting in traffic signal phases being called upon with no vehicles present. We will field verify the situation.
I will notify our street crew of this condition at that location near the Metrolink station. Thanks!
We will field verify this situation as there are video cameras installed there for detecting the presence of vehicles and having the traffic signal service them only on demand.
The signals poles you reference are indeed aesthetically challenged. In a perfect world, we would paint them today. But time and personnel limitations prevent that much-needed make-over. Our signals group has this on its 'To Do" list, but it's not a high priority issue. David Wrone, St. Louis County
The signal is currently set to be responsive to traffic leaving the MUNY late at night. When the season ends on August 15, the signal will go back to normal operations. We have checked the signal and it appears to be operating correctly. There are several signals along Hampton that are very close together. The only way to efficiently moved traffic through several tightly spaced signals is to ensure that the signal remains green for the main roadway during each signal cycle. That “guaranteed green time” offers enough time that the pedestrian crossings parallel to the main road can cycle operate without increasing the amount of green time needed. Pushbuttons are present in case there are times when coordinated operation is not programmed, but their operation has nothing to do with the situation at the time you note. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
When you have a signal head with red arrow, yellow arrow, green arrow you are to only make left turns when the green arrow is active - NOT when it is red. Signs (such as "Left on Green Arrow Only") are not mandatory for this signal configuration, however they can be provided for additional information to motorists. We will take a look at this location.
For gpeg -- about Nebraska. The Grand bridge replacement is primarily because, although the bridge was safe, our bridge experts were very concerned about Grand remaining completely operational after this winter. Winter can be very hard on our bridges, and we have been babying the Grand bridge along for some time, keeping it operational. Raising Grand to interstate standards was a benefit to the project. We have limited funding, and at this time, we have no plans to work on the Nebraska Bridge (nor any of the other similar overpasses like Nebraska) on I-44. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
This has been brought up before and our engineers are working on it, however it is a substantial effort to re-time a corridor. Six month time period would be the maximum that this would take given this effort and the previous workload assigned to staff. The project mentioned for Hampton Ave is being considered for a federal grant that typically accepts applications in Feb/Mar of each year. Next one being in 2017. If selected, the project would be designed in 2017-mid 2018 and constructed in late 2018 to mid 2019.
I've asked our team to take a look at the area to see if any additional adjustments can be made. We have made some adjustments on weekends and later at night to help move traffic out of Grant's Farm and the athletic complex. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We will have someone field check this condition.