This week MoDOT Area Engineers Michelle Voegele and Karen Yeomans will be taking the chat questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Would you please provide us more information on the time of day, day of the week, etc that you're referencing the signal timing issue? The traffic engineers will use that information to troubleshoot.
The repaving on I-44 between River Des Peres and Kingshighway will be complete in the next couple weeks.
Jefferson & Scott is scheduled to have new vehicle detection reinstalled in November.
A Road Crew reader recently expressed concerns about the flow of traffic on Hanley Road, both north and south of I-64/40. Our signals group investigated and discovered that several of our signals on this section of Hanley were not properly coordinated, and that traffic flow had consequently been slowed. This problem has been rectified. Thanks to the reader for bringing this to our attention. David Wrone, St. Louis County
MoDOT has a construction project underway that will change the location of this ramp sometime next year. The intersection will be moved further north and will have better sight distance. I will have our traffic engineer look at the condition in the meantime.
At this time we do not have any projects planned that would lengthen that ramp. The left lane of the ramp continues all the to Olive.
Thanks for the comment. I'll pass it along to the team.
We have a project programmed in 2019 to replace the bridge. Feel free to contact our Customer Service at 314-275-1500 to report concerns such as patching potholes.
Do you mean EB? That is the direction that would be impacted by an accident on I-270. The EB ramp to Rte 141 was extended several years ago. The project that is underway will change the EB ramp from a dual left to a triple left. That project is scheduled to be complete in July 2018.
Gravois - between River Des Peres and Russell is operated by MoDOT. Once it turns into Tucker downtown at Lafayette it is the City's. However, the Lafayette signal at I-44/I-55 is operated by MoDOT as well as the signal at Tucker & Chouteau (and all signals on Chouteau). We will work with MoDOT to see if there is a better way to match up signal progression as you leave one system and enter into the next.
We have a lot of work on the I-44 corridor in the City of St. Louis over the next several years (2017-2021) because the bridges and pavement need preventative maintenance or replacement. We will be replacing the bridge over the BNSF railroad (near River Des Peres), replacing/rehabilitating bridges between Kingshighway and 39th St, replacing the bridge over Jefferson and putting a new driving surface between Kingshighway and I-55.
The westbound ramp doesn't typically back up that far so it was likely due to detouring traffic. We will keep an eye on it.
Street lights are fed in clusters by their respective electrical substations. Each substation is equipped with a photocell to react to the surrounding area's lighting conditions. There may be some variance in daylight at different substations, though not to any significant level I would think. For example you may encounter a run of lights where the substation has turned off already as its photocell picked up enough morning light to turn the lights off from the night before, however the next run of lights may have a substation located somewhere that hasn't turned off yet due to less daylight being picked up at that exact time. We will check to see if the lights and substation nonetheless. Thanks for your observations.
Our Baxter Road contractor has until October 31 to complete the project. At this point, however, it appears that work will extend into November - in which case the contractor will be assessed a not-insignificant financial penalty for each day that elapses before the work is finished. David Wrone, St. Louis County
We understand that any work on the interstates or major roadways are going to impact traffic and we do what we can to reduce those impacts. We also continually monitor the flow of traffic and make what adjustments we can to keep traffic moving as smoothly and efficiently as we can.