Thanks for your input -- and you do make a good point. If you do not feel safe making a turn for whatever reason, it is always better to proceed with care, and stop to yield to oncoming traffic. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We will pass it along to our signal team to check out and make sure that everything is working correctly. Andrew Gates, MODOT Communications
The north-south pedestrian crossings (across Forest Park Parkway) at this location are active while mainline north-south flow on Skinker is also. This is a by-product of operating coordinated timing plans that the associated pedestrian indications are automatically active along with the "coordinated phases" (traditionally mainline directions of traffic). However, during this time the east-west pedestrian crossings (across Skinker) at this location are on-demand, pushbutton-activated. If you are seeing something different, we can investigate to see if a pushbutton is stuck. A footnote to this is when an intersection is not running coordinated timing plans, such as during overnight or early morning when traffic levels don't dictate specific timing plans, the pedestrian crossings can all be on-demand, pushbutton-activated.
We anticipate that project will be complete by this October. David Wrone, St. Louis County
A major improvement project for this stretch of Big Bend is scheduled to begin next year. The road will be resurfaced from Manchester north to Delmar. Additionally, deficient sidewalk panels and curbing will be removed and replaced, and many dozens of wheelchair accessible ramps constructed. This work is expected to require two construction seasons - meaning it likely won't be completed until '20. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Not at this time -- for many reasons. Many of those cameras are a bit older -- i.e. analog -- and didn't translate well to the newer website, and would have slowed down the large number of cameras we do have when we have heavy web traffic (for instance, during inclement weather). Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I have asked our traffic team to check into this further, but you do have different movements during the day which require at least two lanes -- For instance, there are times when traffic heading to I-70 and I-270 are exceptionally heavy (for instance during morning and evening rush), and you need the double turn lane. At other times, you have heavy through traffic, and can really use the two through lanes. In those instances when someone is stopped in that through/turn lane, drivers may be able to work their way around in the lane to the right -- as long as they are paying attention. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Signals are typically timed to give the direction with the most vehicles the most time. In the morning, it appears, traffic heading west and south has more vehicles than heading east and north. so they are given less time so the other roadway doesn't get significantly backed up. I will pass your concerns along to our traffic team to see if any adjustments need to be made. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I'll have to check with our Special Use Permit group and get back to you on this. I'll post an answer in next week's chat. David Wrone, St. Louis County
That is considered an acceleration lane and we typically do not put lane ending signs on those. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Our sign crew will check out the condition you described - thanks
These lanes are permitted for closure for the Foundry project construction on the south side of Forest Park Parkway.
Yes, the additional lanes are permanent. I'll pass on your suggestion. As far as I-270 goes, I show dashed lane lines leading up to Dougherty Ferry prior to this year. If there are changes that need to be made to striping, it's usually best to make those changes right after a new paving job, so there is no confusion between old lines and the new ones (such as we had when I-44 was restriped before the I-64 project.) Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Thanks for your clarification. I have passed your comments along to our traffic team to review. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
This project started in April and is on schedule to be completed between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2018. You haven't seen much construction activity on site because of various utility company issues (most recently, Missouri American Water's excavation of trenching necessary to lay 700 feet of water main piping). These issues were expected, and consequently "built" into our schedule. Our contractor will likely resume work tomorrow, shaving down the hill on Musick immediately south of Gravois.
We will check this out, thanks for the heads up
These are probably signs put in place for utility work several weeks ago. We'll contact AmerenUE and make sure the signs are removed. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Most of the construction will be completed in a little more than a month. The signs will get installed next year. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I'll have our signals group investigate. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Thanks for your followup. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
They are currently working on that overnight during the week. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I have passed it along to our traffic team to take a look at this and see if they can make any adjustments. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Most of the work on the eastbound bridges between Grand and Kingshighway will be complete by the end of the year. They will be working on the pedestrian bridge over I-44 between work on the eastbound and westbound bridges. The work at Shrewsbury should also be complete by the end of this year, but there will be some resurfacing work that takes place at Shrewsbury next spring. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications