A couple of follow-up items from last week. One chatter was asking about signing for the Old Monroe Bridge closure -- Old Monroe Bridge is not on the state roadway system. It is a county bridge. They set up the signs for the closure and would have to work with us to put a sign on Route 79. Also, I have a clarification for the chatter who was asking about resurfacing the ramp from westbound I-64 to southbound Route 141 -- we will be resurfacing part of the ramp from eastbound I-64 to southbound Route 141, not westbound. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
At this time, we have no plans to resurface Chippewa. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
They are doing signal work at the intersection of Skinker and Delmar that often requires it be put to flash during that process. However, that is done after 9am so we will check with the contractor on that occurring earlier than that time.
We have identified some further improvements at the Route 364/I-270 interchange, but at this time there has been no funding identified to complete that work. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Our signal engineers did make timing adjustments to correct the northbound flow through those intersections you noted and observed it days after to ensure the changes still accommodated smooth progression through that area. We will check again!
The traffic signal at 14th & MLK is older in age and we don't have equipment in the ground to detect the presence of vehicles there regardless of where they are sitting. As a result, the signal must service every traffic movement every cycle. We will check the signal timing to see if it is adequately servicing traffic in the most efficient manner. Thanks for the heads up!
We'll check that out and work with the city to get the arrows re-installed. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
The concrete culvert bridge located just north of Ely Drive was damaged by debris swept down-creek by heavy rains last December. Our contractor is repairing that damage. If the weather cooperates, work will be complete by August 16. David Wrone, St. Louis County
The water company will begin restoring Mattis' disturbed pavement later this month. I was given a start date of August 20. I don't have a projected completion date for that restoration work, however. David Wrone, St. Louis County.
Yes. The water company is scheduled to begin restoring the pavement later this month. That work is scheduled to begin August 20. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Only a single north-bound lane near Big Bend will be closed. A local television news station incorrectly reported that all of Dougherty Ferry Road at this location will be closed for five weeks. That is certainly NOT the case. However, the single lane will be continuously closed for five weeks. The closure is related to an MSD project. David Wrone, St. Louis County
You're welcome! David Wrone, St. Louis County
We'll pass the pothole report onto our maintenance team to take a look at. We've shared your concern about the water leak with the water company. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We have work requests in on both of these projects -- it will take about two or three months to get the new signs in. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
According to my sources, a portion of the funding originally earmarked for the project is no longer available, and work therefore had to cease mid-way through the process. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Cherokee Street, between Gravois and Broadway, is classified by the Federal Highway Administration as a major collector roadway - a street that facilitates traffic between neighborhoods/local businesses (via local street connections) to higher classes of roadways. Cherokee Street is a major collector largely due to the fact that, within only 1.5 miles, it provides access for neighborhoods/local businesses to a highway at I-55, three arterials including Gravois, Broadway, and Jefferson, as well as another major collector in Compton. In general, speeds for major collectors in an urban area are in the 25-45 mph range. We can certainly look into the speed limit in this area for potential changes if appropriate.
We plan to replace the median when the Grand project is complete. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We will check on the parking restrictions on Clayton Road between Euclid and Kingshighway for the conditions you describe. At footnote to this is that a study funded by Forest Park Forever is being finalized that identifies improvements for connections between Forest Park and exterior facilities for all modes of transportation.
Last week, a reader/viewer asked if we could adjust our signals at Hanley and Maryland in Clayton to give Maryland drivers more time in non-peak hours. Here is our response, from our signals group: "Subsequent to receiving your July 27, 2016 communication, we conducted an inspection of the traffic signal at the intersection of Hanley Road and Maryland Avenue. The results of our inspection revealed that this signal is functioning properly and as programmed.
Please be advised that the traffic signals on Hanley Road, between Maryland Avenue and Clayton Road, are coordinated at all times due to the volume of traffic traveling along this major arterial roadway, the number of traffic signals on this signal system, and the close spacing of some of the traffic signals.
Typically, if we do not coordinate closely spaced traffic signals on major arterial roadways such as Hanley Road, motorists will ask why the signals are not synchronized. Drivers will complain that they stop at one signal and then have to stop at the next signal, wasting valuable time and fuel as they travel on the higher volume roadway.
We realize that to maintain signal coordination along Hanley Road, drivers on the side streets may often experience delays. This is considered a normal expectation for side street motorists on lower volume roadways."
David Wrone, St. Louis County
I'm having trouble tracking down what plans, if any, we have for this section of Creve Coeur Mill Road. I'll post an answer to your query in next week's chat. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Missouri American Water will pay to restore Mattis' pavement. Work toward that end is scheduled to begin August 20. David Wrone, St. Louis County
If you wouldn't mind contacting me by e-mail at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org, I can put you in touch with our traffic engineer who would like to get more specific information on your concern about interstate signs. Thanks! Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Ameren work in those areas should be completed by end of this month (weather or unforeseen issues pending). There would still be some follow up work in those areas, but not anything like the current efforts.
I'll post information next week about our plans - if any - for this section of Creve Coeur Mill Road. David Wrone, St. Louis County