I will share your suggestion with the traffic engineer who oversees Manchester, but typically, it isn't that simple. Often the signal equipment cannot handle a relatively complex situation (I.e. run normally, unless there is a train, and then run in a special mode) such as this without significant updates to the signal and the cabinet. In addition, funding for such items is limited, and we have many more higher priority concerns in the region that funding should be used to address. If you are trying to reach Hampton, there is a connector on the west side of the Hampton viaduct, as well. As far as your concern about Sulpher and Knox, I will pass it along to our engineer to review as well; however, the heaviest traffic in the morning is heading eastbound and most of the signals are set to move that traffic along. That often means that the opposite direction gets more red lights (to allow more left turning traffic to clear, etc). Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I will share that with our traffic engineers for Watson to check into. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communciations
Before Missouri American Water puts a new water main into service, it makes sure the new pipe is free of any contaminants. The water flushing is part of that process. David Wrone, St. Louis County
I have heard nothing about resurrecting this particular project, but will check with our executive staff at our weekly meeting next Monday. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Last week, a Road Crew chat participant shared her concerns with backed up traffic on Marshall Road, between Big Bend and Laclede Station Road. Our signals group investigated, and found that the signal controlling Big Bend and Shrewsbury Avenue was malfunctioning and creating the aforementioned delays on Marshall. The malfunction has been repaired, and the signal is operating properly. David Wrone, St. Louis County.
Thanks -- we still have a good amount of work along Route 141 -- we still have resurfacing all the way into Jefferson County. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communication
Thanks again! Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
The work on the Route 141 bridge over the Meramec River is simply preventative maintenance. They replaced the expansion joints on the bridge (which help the bridge expand and contract as temperatures change) and will be putting a protective overlay on top of the bridge. We will be adjusting the right lane/ramp on southbound Route 141 to be able to go eastbound and westbound on I-44. That will happen late this year a the end of the resurfacing project. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications.
All lanes on I-44 near Shrewsbury (included the ramp) are currently open. There is some more work going on there (mostly under the bridge and some resurfacing work) that will have lanes closed near Shrewsbury during off-peak traffic times. Overall, the project will be completed before fall. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communciations
You'll need to contact the City of Valley Park about these issues. David Wrone, St. Louis County
I'll forward this to our signals group. Thanks for sharing the info. David Wrone, St. Louis County
That is an issue with the signal controller that our traffic engineers have been trying to create a fix for. They are still working on it. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communication
We have no plans, or funding identified, for adding any extra lane on westbound I-44 there at this time. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
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