As Missouri and Illinois were working through the design of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge we did look at the option of putting LED lights (ones that could change color) on the bridge. We would have had to put them up the legs of the towers to truly be effective, and that would have created challenges for maintenance. We did want to ensure that the bridge was a striking addition to the downtown skyline and ultimately added the lights that shine up on the cables and towers. Since MoDOT couldn't use construction funding for aesthetic improvements, we worked with Illinois, the city and with local businesses to fund the lights and the power costs for the lights. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
A couple weeks ago, we got the question about MLK detour signs that were still up and covered in the downtown STL area. IDOT verified that they still have some upcoming closures for the MLK -- right now it looks like a weekend in April, but they haven't solidified the details. IDOT will share more details on that closure when they have determined it. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We are working with the Alderman to resolve the issues with the roundabouts in Dutchtown.
We have made several attempts at funding for paving streets, federals grants, state amendments, and will continue our efforts. In the meantime will will patch spots reported to Citizens Service Bureau.
We've passed your concern on the pedestrian signal to our signal team, and the city tells me they have shared your concern on Wabash with their forestry division. Thanks for your comments and the kudos! Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Anne -- I've passed the information on your concern about the left turn arrow at Chouteau and Compton on to our signal team to investigate. Did you have a specific time that you were at the signal? Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Thanks! I have shared that. As a reminder, you don't need to wait for chat to report something such as a detector out. Our customer service team is available around the clock to report items such as this at 275-1500. Thanks again! Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
They are staging on the commuter lot near Antire Road as part of continued flood recovery efforts in the area. You would have to check with them to determine more specific information on their efforts. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications.
I have forwarded your comment about the signal at Lafayette and Jefferson to our signal engineers.
I have sent your concerns about the signal at Grand and Washington to our signal group.
I'll have our signals group investigate. David Wrone, St. Louis County
I will contact Metro about their buses on 18th and determine whether the signals should be turned back on. This section of 18th street is not interconnected so it is difficult to keep the signal synchronized.
The potholes on McCausland will be fixed. Now that it's getting warmer repairs will last longer.
Some of the money included in the bond issue on the ballot in April in the St Louis City is for match money to apply for Federal Funds to replace bridges. Theses funds require us to pay 20% of the cost of a new bridge. Compton is the next bridge on our list.
Right of way does change based on the situation at any given intersection. The driver turning right has the right of way if both sides have a solid green light. However, the person turning left has the right of way in the event they have a green left arrow and the person turning right has a red light. When the right turn is controlled by a yield sign, the right turn would yield to any left-turning vehicle. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications