One quick note from a couple weeks ago. One of the chat participants asked about installing flashing yellow arrows at WB Lafayette to SB I-55. There are two left turn lanes (turning onto Truman) that have a good distance to turn at that intersection -- installing flashing yellow arrows with that condition aren't safe. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
The driving surface of Chippewa/Watson is MoDOT's responsibility. I have asked our team to check out and patch the potholes. We have no plans at this time for a new surface on Chippewa/Watson in this area for the forseeable future. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Yes, there is still guard rail to be installed on the I-64 widening project. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
1. The NB right arrow does come up with the WB movement. I'd have to check, but I thought perhaps the SB left turn was once allowed on both green ball and green arrow (now it is just on green arrow) - which would not allow the opposing NB right turn to be allowed on green arrow. Regardless, the NB right turn movement is allowed while NB through traffic is being serviced by the green ball indication. 2. Construction projects in areas that are static or dynamic in nature require particular traffic control treatment consistent with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and local practice. Without knowing the exact location you are talking about it is hard to answer regarding the advance signage locations for the work area. Please let us know where you are concerned about. 3. In previous chats I have indicated that the detection at Jefferson and Scott will be repaired in November. I will follow up with the chat community once it has been completed.
I notified our streets division to look at the situation. I'm glad it has improved!
Chippewa & Creighton is the City's signal and the Mackenzie signal (Dierbergs) is MoDOT's. The signal at Creighton is not physically connected via fiber optic cable to our nearest signal at Jamieson (which is connected to the east to our signal system). In addition, the signal equipment at the intersection of Creighton is antiquated and in need of upgrade. We have discussed already internally the possibility of interconnecting this signal with our system and then coordinating with MoDOT to provide improved signal progression along this stretch of Chippewa. Due to the magnitude of the improvements to be made it would require a federal grant with a 20% local match. We are pursuing packaging this location with some others (perhaps Jamieson and Lansdowne) in the City for a federal grant application in the near future.
We still have an overhead sign to install and some guard rail to extend. We'll open it up when everything is done. We appreciate your patience. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Our streets division will follow up with the contractor on your concerns.
Our traffic engineers will check this out.
There is final paving to occur once the work in the areas have been completed that will provide a smoother experience through it.
We will see what our traffic engineers can do to make this better until a permanent solution can be made.
Those are a part of the wetlands around and within Creve Coeur Park -- we do minimal maintenance -- mostly cutting grass. Because it's wetlands, you often need a permit to do more than that. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I understand your frustration, I have been told this will be resolved within 30 days.
University City maintains this stretch of Delmar, so you'll need to contact the muni. David Wrone, St. Louis County
I have passed it along to our signal team to check out. You can always share this information with our customer service team 24/7 at 275-1500. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
During the first week of November, Shackelford Road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between Teakwood Manor Drive and Lindsay Lane in Florissant.
The lane reduction is expected to be in effect for at least one year, and will enable a St. Louis County contractor to remove and replace a box culvert bridge, and utility companies the opportunity to relocate several service lines located near the bridge.
Officials warn that the reduction of driving lanes from Shackelford’s current four lanes (two in each direction) will seriously affect the flow of traffic at and near this section of Shackelford Road.
“Approximately 36,000 vehicles drive Shackelford Road every day, which makes it one of the most heavily traveled roads in our entire system,” observed Dr. Nichalos Gardner, director of St. Louis County’s Departments of Transportation and Public Works. “The reduction of lanes between Teakwood Manor and Lindsay will significantly slow the movement of traffic on this section of the road. We regret this temporary inconvenience, but once our project is complete, motorists and pedestrians alike will have a vastly improved road and sidewalk system.”
The culvert replacement and utility relocation work is part of St. Louis County’s $7.6 million Shackelford Road improvement project. In addition to widening Shackelford between Charbonier and Humes from four lanes to five lanes, St. Louis County’s contractor will replace every sidewalk panel on both sides of the road, build dozens of wheelchair-accessible curb ramps and signalize Northwest Middle School’s entrance onto Shackelford.
The additional (fifth) lane will be a shared “left” turning lane running between the two northbound and two southbound driving lanes. Officials say the lane will greatly reduce rear-end collisions and vastly improve the flow of traffic on Shackelford.
“In Shackelford’s current configuration, a left-turning vehicle almost invariably stacks up all the cars behind it, while the driver waits for an opportunity to execute the turn,” Gardner explained. “The new lane will give these motorists their own lane, and allow “through” traffic to continue on, unimpeded.”
Also effective next week, all traffic will be shifted to the east half of Shackelford. This will allow the County’s contractor and utility crews to begin the process of sidewalk and curb removal and service line relocation necessary to create space for the new lane.
The Shackelford Road Project is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2018. David Wrone, St. Louis County