Ask the Road Crew
If getting around gets you down, get help, advice and answers from the Road Crew - experts from MoDOT, St. Louis and St. Louis County, during the weekly chat on Wednesday, May 11, at 1 p.m.
At McCausland and Arsenal there were serious accidents both this last Saturday and Sunday and I know there have been other accidents from the debris piles I see sometimes. I think it's time to eliminate the dual left turn lane from McCausland to Arsenal left over from the Highway 40 rebuild and either separate the North and South Bound green lights entirely or put in a dedicated left turn signal for Southbound drivers. Southbound drivers are always trying to force a left turn to Arsenal on solid green when they can't really see Northbound traffic until the last minute because of the rise in McCausland just South of the intersection. Thanks....
Marianne -- Typically a resurfacing job such as the one recently completed on Clarkson does not include the shoulders. We make repairs to the driving lanes that are necessary due to the constant vehicle traffic. Potholes are an annual occurance, especially in the spring, and would not be prevented by resurfacing work. If we put a new surface on the shoulders (which isn't normally needed) we would still have to patch potholes. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications