During the evening peak traffic, the westbound turn lane has one-quarter of the time allocated to the overall signal cycle. That does vary throughout the day, based on time. If drivers are not paying attention, it could cause the signal to "gap out" -- the detection may not "see" any other vehicles coming and move to the next cycle. However, we do have the time this particular signal uses to determine if there is a gap set much higher than other similar signals. I can understand the frustration when another driver is not paying attention to the turn signal. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
A "Road Crew" reader recently asked about the possibility of making the intersection of Milburn and Ringer roads a three-way stop. In the reader's opinion, such a change is needed following the recent expansion of the Nazareth Living Center. We recently conducted a traffic count to determine the impact of that expansion. Although traffic has increased at the Nazareth Living Center's commercial entrance, traffic has actually decreased on Ringer Road and Milburn Road. Thus, conditions necessary for the implementation of a three-way stop don't exist. The reader also asked about our plans, if any, to fill in any sidewalk gaps in this area. I'll post a reply on this subject in the near future. David Wrone, St. Louis County.
None of those signals have detection on them -- some of the very few that still exist on the state system. Since there is no detection, we have to give time to each of the movements. We do have a project set for next year to upgrade these and a few other signals on Route 231. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We will look at this location to determine what supporting signage may help the condition described.
Thank you for the kudos -- typically, I send the reports over to our customer service team to get the right individuals out to look at these issues. My suggestion to call our customer service team helps a) keep people from waiting until the Wednesday chat to report issues and b) helps cut out the middle person. However, I am happy to do what I can to help get traffic issues resolved. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We will field check Tucker for the conditions you described.
We will look at this stretch of Holly Hills and keep its conditions in mind while prioritizing repaving efforts this fiscal year. Thanks for the input!
The Wash Ave streetscape project is scheduled to be complete this fall, barring any unforeseen issues.
The Kingshighway viaduct (and Shaw) are scheduled to be open to traffic by end of month barring any unforeseen issues.
MoDOT is partnering with St. Louis City and the St. Louis Development Corporation to study improvements along I-64 between Jefferson and 22nd Street. Any interchange improvements would still have to be approved by the Federal Highway Administration. At this time, there has been no funding identified for any improvements in that area. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
The River Des Peres Greenway project will be completed by the end of 2017.