I am not entirely sure about which project your question refers. At this point, the I-44 bridge project over BNSF, near Shrewsbury, is on hold while the design team continues to update the design plans to remedy the issue with excessive cracking in the bridge deck. That design should be complete by the end of March, at which point crews should work on making the necessary updates to the eastbound bridge and get it open to traffic by mid-summer. There is additional work on the westbound bridge that will need to be complete, and a stretch of resurfacing, which should carry this project to the end of 2019. The bridge work on I-44 between Grand and Kingshighway will start on the westbound bridges about mid-March. At that time, we will shift westbound traffic onto the eastbound side, and will shut the ramp at Grand to westbound I-44 for three months, and the ramp from Vandeventer to WB I-44 through the year. This project will need some resurfacing work next spring, and is anticipated to be complete then. The Meramec River Bridge project continues, and we expect some traffic shifts this year, including moving eastbound traffic to the new westbound bridge temporarily in May, most likely, and a five month closure of the bridge from westbound Route 366 (Watson Road) to westbound I-44, starting after Memorial Day. We have a few other projects along the corridor for the next several years to continue to make updates to the bridges along I-44, including work at Jefferson. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Right now, our priority is getting through the redesign process and getting the eastbound interstate reopened to traffic. The contractor team has an obligation to provide the bridge project at a certain quality level for a certain price. That hasn't changed through this process. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Our traffic engineers will check out Skinker & Enright for the conditions you described. Sounds like either the pedestrian pushbutton is stuck or the vehicle detection is malfunctioning. Will verify - thanks!
I was checking in with patch crews today in the field and we got Magnolia between Kingshighway & Grand earlier today.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll forward this information to our Operations group. David Wrone, St. Louis County
Following up on earlier post about Skinker & Enright...I stopped by the intersection to verify conditions before dispatching crews to the location. There are inconsistent vehicle detection calls from the video equipment occurring there on both side streets and the mainline left turns. Our signal technicians will see if the video detection issue can be resolved or if it is better to install new in-ground wireless detection. We'll know more when they investigate further.
Depends. Usually, the emergency responders at the crash will move the larger items to the shoulder out of the traffic lanes. If you want one of the pieces of your vehicle after the crash, you should have the emergency responders get them for you. Otherwise, they typically get picked up by the organization that maintains the roadway on the next sweeping/cleaning pass. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
You would have to talk with the Post-Dispatch on that; they are the ones who have organized and hosted the Road Crew chats. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Thank you for the suggestion, John. I will see what we can do.
There have been several crashes on I-270 over the past few days-- I'll pass your concern along to our maintenance team. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications