Our traffic engineers will check it out. This will involve coordination with MoDOT who owns and operates the signal at Gravois. Thanks for the heads up.
I believe there is parking allowed on the east side of the street, wherein the single northbound lane is likely 19 or 20 ft wide: allowing for 8 ft of width for a parked vehicle and enough room left over for traffic. We will take a look at the merit of striping a solid white edge line on the east side of the street (8 ft off the curb) to better delineate the travel lane and parking lane.
We will take a look to see what measures could be used to narrow the southbound receiving lane on the south end of the intersection so it isn't 20 ft wide - where some motorists see it as an opportunity to utilize the width as two travel lanes rather than the one intended.
This may already be in the works as we are heavily into patching potholes right now, but I will alert our crews to the location and conditions you described.
Trains and trucks are two very important elements to keep goods flowing around the country, and both have their place in the transportation industry. Trains do carry a lot of goods, but can only go where tracks carry them. This is similar to barges, which are limited to places where there is water (or airplanes, which are limited to airports). Trucks carry goods from rail yards and airports to the places that need (or sell them). There are very few other uses for railroad tracks, while everyday citizens also enjoy the benefits of the highways (and trucks do contribute, through diesel taxes to the maintenance of those very same roadways.) Per the Missouri constitution, gas taxes, license fees and vehicle taxes must be spent on roadways and bridges in Missouri. If you believe that our legislature should contribute to the rail industry, please feel free to let your elected officials know. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
It's my understanding that the City of Creve Coeur maintains this signal. (St. Louis County does not.) You may want to contact Creve Coeur about this matter. David Wrone, St. Louis County
I believe there is a sign for Olive/Clarkson on the Chesterfield Parkway East overpass that says that the lane is exit only. However, I will pass your comments along to our traffic team to evaluate and see if there are any improvements which can be made. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
A lot of that depends on what road it is on. Typically, the organization that maintains the road will pick up and clear debris from the road. On the interstates, we would get that when we do sweeping, or large debris pickup (which is done at night, usually). Because of the speed of the operation and the total interstate mileage, that would get swept about every few weeks. If there is large debris that is a safety issue, our emergency response team would remove it. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
You are very welcome! Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I'll pass them along to our maintenance team to check out. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
You bet! David Wrone, St. Louis County
A bridge joint came loose on the I-255 bridge over the Mississippi River. This is the part of the bridge that expands and contracts due to temperature changes. It was completely unsafe and we had the responsibility to close the roadway to repair it as quickly as possible. If we had not repaired it, it could have significantly impacted the vehicles traveling over the joint. We shared information on the closure early on (before noon) as did the media. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
They shouldn't be that significant a drop. We have to keep the drains on the crossover open to make sure that the roadways don't flood in that area. We do have the speeds dropped significantly in the work zone -- that is to make sure that drivers can react to the less than "normal" conditions on the roadway. I will ask our construction team to check the grates just to make sure that noting has come loose. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications