They are! Steel plates that we use on the roadway are beveled to help reduce the impact on vehicles. Typically, when we have plates on the roadway in workzones, we do post lower speed limits to reduce the impact on vehicles and on spines. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We don't put destinations, like hospitals, on the exit signs -- the exit sign highlights the roadway that the exit goes to. To direct drivers to the hospitals on Ballas and I-64, there is a shoulder mounted sign, with the international hospital symbol, and with the word "Hospital" directing traffic to the next right. At the bottom of that ramp, there are signs directing drivers to Mercy or Missouri Baptist. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We'll take a look at these signals and make sure everything is working correctly. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We'll take a look and see if this is on our section of the roadway. If it is, we'll take care of it. If not, we'll pass it to our friends in the city. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I'll pass it along to our maintenance team to have them pick it up. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Thanks for your thoughts -- that may be the case. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I've asked our traffic team to check into this, but I believe those two signals have to work together with the signals at I-55 since they are so close together. They are on sensor overnight during the week -- usually 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Andrew Gates, MoDOT COmmunications
Under our current schedule, major improvements will begin this fall on Fee Fee, from Olive to just south of Bennington. Our project will include removing and replacing Fee Fee's existing pavement. However, that phase of the work will likely not occur until the spring of '19. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Good to hear! And you are most welcome. David Wrone, St. Louis County
There is no minimum speed for appropriately licensed vehicles along Route 141. I am not aware of any work that we had, so it is uncertain whom the vehicle may have belonged to. They probably should have been in the right-most through (slow) lane, but that can be deceptive as you approach Manchester on 141, since a lot of the outside lanes exit at Manchester, Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
The cable barrier, where appropriate and feasible along major routes ( such as Route 100 in that area) is a much safer option to protect vehicles from crossovers crashes than any concrete barrier. Since the cable barrier gives, it is able to slow down the vehicle significantly and help, possibly, guide the driver back toward the road. Hitting a concrete barrier would be much more hazardous to a driver than hitting the cable barrier. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I'll pass it along to our traffic team to double check, but it looks like it is correct as it is. There is one left turn lane on Musick, and the right turn lane (with a no right on red) on Green Park. The Musick lane should turn into the inside left lane on Tesson Ferry and the Green Park turn into the outside right lane. Once they are in their appropriate lane, they can yield to traffic in the other lane if they need to change lanes. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
There are four northbound lanes on Telegraph at that location. For safety purposes, we do not put flashing yellow arrows on roadways where drivers have to cross more than two lanes to get to the side road. Even if you think it is safe, a lot can happen in the time it takes a vehicle to cross more than 50 feet from a stop. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I have asked our maintenance team to check into this and get it fixed. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I have asked our traffic team to take a look at this and see if they can make any changes. If I hear back from them, I'll share their insight with you. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We are aware of the issues with the reflectivity on the signs along I-44. It can be a challenge to change out many of those signs due to the traffic control needed as well as the sheer size of the signs. We are coordinating the work to replace them with our maintenance team. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
A Road Crew reader recently asked if St. Louis County could adjust the signals for south-bound Hanley, at I-64/40, to give motorists more time to cross the outer road (immediately north of the highway). The reader was concerned that outer road motorists – heading west, having exited I-64/40 to access Brentwood Boulevard – consume southbound Hanley drivers' green time by running red lights to continue on their way to Brentwood Boulevard. ST. LOUIS COUNTY'S REPLY: After receiving this communication, our signals group inspected the signalized intersections of Hanley Road and I-64 Eastbound Collector Road and I-64 Westbound Off Ramp. This inspection determined that the intersections on both the north and south of the Hanley Road bridge over I-64 are functioning properly and as programmed. Please be advised that these two intersections are controlled as one signalized intersection due to their proximity to each other.
An observation of the intersection on the north side of the Hanley Road bridge over I-64 revealed that traffic cleared this intersection virtually every signal cycle, without having to run any red lights. Our signals personnel observed no significant congestion during either the morning or evening peak periods.
At the present time, the current timing is adequate and no additional timing changes are necessary. David Wrone, St. Louis County
The location for the speed limit change from 30 mph to 40 mph along Forest Park Parkway was adjusted further to the west than was previously in order to provide a smoother transition area with the roadway curve/alignment.
Hello, Chad. We used an asphalt mix on this section of Laclede Road known as “Superpave” – which has proven longer lasting and more rut resistant than the old bituminous pavements our department used predominately in the past. This particular driving surface was applied in 2007 or 2008. Superpave is now our standard pavement “type” for any resurfacing work on our major roads. David Wrone, St. Louis County
What time of day are you seeing side street back ups on Grand & Delor? This information will allow us the ability to field investigate traffic at this time.
We are looking at options to increase the ease in which the lane shift occurs at that section. We hope to have something in effect in the spring.
I'll run this by our signals group for a reply, and will post it next week. David Wrone, St. Louis County