You are very welcome. I have passed this along to our team to take care of. You can always call in potholes or other roadway issues to our customer service team, 24/7, at 275-1500. Thanks! Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
One quick follow-up from last week. One of the readers asked about work under the I-44 bridge at the Meramec. Currently, the city is working on some restoration to the river bank after the flooding. They may have some material stored under the bridge. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communciations
I have alerted our sign crews to check out the eastbound stop sign at Carr & LKS. I have also notified the streets guys to the pavement condition on Broadway that you described. Thanks for the heads up!
It truly was a permit requirement that created the delay. Permitting approval is often based on the design. You have a river, a levee district and various other organizations who are involved in issuing permits – and often one organization has to agree to permitting the project before others will even consider looking at the permit request. If a permit gets delayed, that often throws a kink into the overall plans. Permitting can be a bit challenging across the Mississippi -- you often have to deal with the same organization in two different regions. For instance, while constructing the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, the FAA permit for the towers were approved on the Missouri side but initially rejected on the Illinois side -- same size, but different FAA regions. Of course, we are continuing to work through the process. At this point, we do not anticipate any delays due to Illinois construction concerns. The PSB project should be starting back up toward the end of this year and continue through 2018. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
At this time, Grand (through midtown) is not scheduled to be paved in the next year.
Do you have a specific time that you are seeing these concerns -- morning rush, evening rush, etc? With some more details, I can share it with our traffic engineers to investigate. Thanks! Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We will be revisiting signal timing along Forest Park Parkway between Kingshighway and Vandeventer in order to provide improved progression on this roadway. This is a significant effort so we'll keep you posted on our progress.
I believe you are asking about I-44. On the current portion of work, we are only working on the median barrier about 500 feet on either side of the bridges. We do have some additional work next year on I-44 to do more bridge renovation. We will have more barrier repair work during that project. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
No problem -- the more information that we can get to the traffic engineers, the better they are able to evaluate the situation. Thanks for the additional detail -- I have passed it on to our traffic team. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I am doing some research on your two questions, and haven't heard back from my experts, yet -- I should be able to answer your questions on the River Runner engines and the Gasconade overlook next week. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I've shared that with our traffic and maintenance team to take a look. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications