Typically, the utility companies put in a temporary patch when they finish making repairs and then come in later to put in a permanent patch. This helps ensure that the repair holds under pressure and that there are no further problems in the area, and that the utility has a contractor proficient in heavy construction to put the roadway back in its original condition. Missouri American's contractor is supposed to start making the repairs at Watson and Elm near King Edwards Chicken this week. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Thank you for the kudos. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Manchester (where it is Route 100) is a state route. I have shared the information on the pot hole with our customer service team. During the rush periods, it is timed with the heaviest flow of traffic, which would generally be eastbound in the morning and westbound in the evening. Speed limits don’t really have much of an effect on timing during the rush periods. We did recently fix some detection issues along Manchester; and we will be working on re-evaluating timing along the corridor next year. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Can you share a little more detail on what time you were traveling on Kingshighway at Gravois? I can share the information with our traffic engineer and we can check into it further to see if it is operating correctly. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Thanks -- we'll pass it on. Andrew Gates. MoDOT Communications
The work on Broadway varies by location as it relates to lane closures and is only necessary to provide a safe zone for the work involved at each location for both the workers and the passing vehicles. The intersection at Washington was recently reconstructed to replace the signal pole and traffic cabinet that were destroyed in a vehicle crash. The permanent signal pole was replaced and a temporary traffic cabinet was placed until the time it can be reconstructed further from the intersection as it has been involved in several incidents within the last year or two.
I'll check with our construction group on this. If the sign belongs to us, and needs to be removed, we'll remove it. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Thanks for the details on the Scott intersection. Dusk is often a difficult time for video detection cameras to distinguish between shadows and vehicles (both seen as "movement" in the cameras eyes). We will continue to drill down on the problem here. Likely if false calls in these times described keep occurring even after tweaking the programming, we'd have to look into installing another means of vehicle detection - such as in-ground wireless sensors. There are some at that intersection now so it wouldn't be a difficult modification.
We can certainly look at the timing at the intersection of Jamieson & Chippewa during the PM rush to see if it is adequately servicing the traffic demands on a typical weekday as you described.
I've always referred to it as "Morganford." David Wrone, St. Louis County
The last update I heard regarding the intersection of Forest Park Parkway & Kingshighway was that the project mentioned would begin sometime in October 2016.
In general, MoDOT's routes in the City are their responsibility for maintenance/operation (pavement, traffic signals, signs, striping).
We have passed it along to them; I am checking to hear if any of our maintenance team has heard from them on the situation. If I get anything, I will share it. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications