Getting arterials paved is a high priority City. We have made several attempts at funding, federal grants, state amendments, and we will continue our efforts.
I will have one of our traffic engineers check the visibility of the left only on arrow sign at Hampton and Wilson and enhanced or supplemented if needed and defer to MoDOT about your concern about I-44 construction.
This is a little out of our area, so I have asked the people who are overseeing this work to see if they can shed some light on your concerns. If I hear back from them I will share what I have found out. If it isn't this week, it should be next week. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
S. Eatherton remains closed because we're extremely concerned about the potential for additional failures of the hill you reference. In such a scenario, large quantities of earth could very well topple onto the pavement - into which an unsuspecting driver could collide. We understand your frustration with the situation, but in our professional opinion, this is a life-safety issue that requires a substantive 'fix.' We recently received bids on a project designed to stabilize the hill, and are currently reviewing them. Once a contractor has been chosen, and a contract awarded and signed, work will begin. We are still optimistic that S. Eatherton will be reopened by late May or early June. David Wrone, St. Louis County