We are still on track to get the remainder of Route 141 between Clayton and I-55 done this year. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications.
Our construction contractor on the I-44 project does keep up on the striping. We do have a short period of time in the morning where the ground out stripes are a bit more visible than the current striping. Crews have also put down reflector tabs on the pavement to help better show those lanes during the morning, when the sun's glare may wash out the striping. Until the project is completed, there is very little more we can do. Once the bridge work is done this winter, we will resurface the stretch of I-44 between Grand and Kingshighway next spring. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Currently, this signal doesn't have the capability to provide a flashing left turn arrow. We are planning to rebuild it next year, so we are planning to include the possibility. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
These signals are still, temporarily, under our control. (They'll be turned back over to MoDOT in the near future.) I have asked our resident engineer for this project if we have plans to program a "delay" that would provide the pause about which you're inquiring. I'll post a reply as soon as I get it. Thank you for your kind words. This was a challenging project for local residents and motorists alike, and we truly appreciate your patience. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Drivers choosing to use a turn lane as a driving lane is, primarily, an enforcement issue, which should be addressed by St. Louis Metropolitan Police. Putting up a barrier wall to prevent those individuals who choose to use the lane as a driving lane would also create a very unsafe driving condition. We'll see if we can make any improvements (like adding a raised median) that might help prevent the issue you describe without impacting driver's ability to get to the turn lane during any future projects (although we have not identified any funding for work along Chippewa at this time). Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
The County maintains Dorsett, and Mr. Wrone is checking on any potential plans for Dorsett Road and will share that info. We maintain the bridge over Lindbergh, and are currently planning to have the Dorsett/Midland bridge open to one lane of traffic in each direction by the end of September. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Funding isn't available to resurface Dorsett in the near future. However, we're currently working to secure funding that would enable us to improve the road from just east of I-270 to Old Dorsett in 2024. I'm sorry I don't have better news to share. This section of Dorsett is certainly in less than optimal condition. David Wrone, St. Louis
I'll forward your report to our signals group. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Yes, Missouri American Water Company is responsible for restoring the disrupted pavement. It's my understanding that the utility currently is trying to find a company to perform that work, but to date, hasn't been successful. I therefore can't provide a schedule for the restoration work. David Wrone, St. Louis County
We'll check it out and see if it is on the state-maintained portion, or pass it along to the agency who is responsible for it. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We'll be repaving Big Bend from Manchester to Delmar next year. In any major improvement project like this, application of the new driving surface is always the last "step" in the process. Meanwhile, our contractor will continue to remove and replace deteriorated curb and sidewalk and construct hundreds of wheelchair-accessible ramps on both sides of the road. We're improving three miles of Big Bend, and that means a significant amount of concrete work (i.e., the curbs, sidewalks and ramps) must be performed before the new pavement is put down. We know the existing pavement is in very rough shape, and we appreciate your patience. David Wrone, St. Louis County
This message board doesn't belong to St. Louis County. It might be a utility company's. If I learn anything definitive, I'll follow up in next week's chat. David Wrone, St. Louis County
We still have construction going on along stretches of Route 67 this year. Striping is usually one of the last pieces of the project; those are scheduled to be completed in the fall. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I've asked our traffic engineer for this area to take a look at that section and make sure that the safety signing meets the requirements. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We have no plans, nor funding identified, to make any updates along that stretch of Route 94 at this time. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I'll check with our Special Use Inspection group, and will follow up next week. David Wrone, St. Louis County
My guess is that lights have burned out on the sign; I've asked our maintenance team to check the sign and the transition. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Typically, that type of work is done by the developer under permit, and permits have to meet all the required standards for the roadway. I'll share your thoughts with the traffic engineer to take a look at. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
In the eastbound direction we have a separate left turn lane, a shared left/thru lane, and a thru lane. The eastbound left turn movement is protected-only (turn on arrow only). With that shared lane configuration it is appropriate to run east-west traffic separately for safety of dual turning movements from one direction.
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