We continue to look at options on ways to improve the visibility of striping during wet weather -- some of the challenges include the amount of rain we get during some of these storms (which somewhat overwhelms the reflective material) and snow operations (which has a potential impact on in-laid pavement markers). Snow plow operations also scrape away the glass beads that we use for make the lines more visible at night and during rain. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
It can take a while for the water company to award a contract to make permanent repairs. They first want to make sure that their waterline repair holds (so they don't have to continue to make a permanent repair and rip it out). They also have a process to award contracts and try to get the best prices they can. We do expect them to bring the roadway back to the original condition. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
People who are using the center area incorrectly as a turn lane is an enforcement issue -- the traffic levels are too low to have a signal there, and signing would tend to be ignored. If you continue to see this, I would encourage you to call law enforcement. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
The City & MoDOT were already making adjustments to Hampton timing this week. We will continue this cooperative effort until both agencies are satisfied with signal progression.
The City has been working on revised signal timings to implement on-street prior to the end of this year.
The City has staff on street this morning installing vehicle detection at Jefferson & Scott.
We are putting a sealing coat of concrete on the bridges as we work on them -- similar to what was put on Route 364 over Creve Coeur lake. Since we kept the bridge open to traffic while we were working on the overlay, the traffic going by impacted the driving surface, which made it rough. We have no plans to put any further material on the bridges, although we will be putting some asphalt on the roadway leading up to the bridges to even out the ride getting onto the bridge. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
As a matter of policy, we don't install speed bumps on any of our roads, as the devices wreak havoc on our snowplow blades. We also rarely (if ever) erect "Slow: Children Playing" signs because in our opinion, the signs give residents a false sense of security that drivers will heed the placards and adjust their driving habits accordingly. We don't want to do anything that would encourage (either implicitly or directly) children playing in public streets. The presence of a police car - and the issuance of tickets for speeding - is generally the most effective deterrent for problems like this. David Wrone, St. Louis County
The pending striping of 'Bikes Only" lanes on Baxter Road, between Clarkson and Wild Horse Creek Road, is supported by St. Louis County's 'Complete Streets" ordinance, which was passed by a 6-0 County Council vote in 2014. The ordinance requires the Department of Transportation to consider all modes of transportation when planning a major road improvement project. Our computer modeling projected little to no adverse impact on the flow of motor vehicle traffic by the reduction of two of Baxter Road's driving lanes. Before reaching our decision, the Department of Transportation worked closely with local advocacy groups - in particular Trailnet, an organization whose members live throughout the region (including Chesterfield) and who were extremely supportive of the measure. David Wrone, St. Louis County