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3rd & 7 37yd
3rd & 7 37yd
Hi, I am Brian Umfleet, the District Traffic Engineer for MoDOT St. Louis. Drew Gates is on vacation this week and I will be filling in for him.
by andrew.gates11/24/2020 4:47:19 PM
I was recently in a bad accident at the 4-way stop intersection of Hwy 109 and Wild Horse Creek Road in Chesterfield. There are no warning signs on northbound 109 that a 4-way stop is ahead; an out-of-towner driving a Winnebago from that direction blew through the stop sign and t-boned me. Which entity should I approach about getting warning signs put up and possibly flashing lights at this intersection so nobody else has to deal with this kind of accident?
by Lore T11/24/2020 7:23:13 PM
Sorry to hear about your accident at the intersection of Hwy 109 and Wildhorse Creek Road. This intersection is under the jurisdiction of MoDOT. I will have someone from our traffic engineering section see if we can make some signing changes to make northbound motorists aware of the stop ahead. We are currently investigating potential longer term improvements and will be hosting a virtual meeting on December 3rd. Please follow the following link https://www.modot.org/virtual-public-hearing-route-109route-cc-intersection to view the proposed improvements and to provide input.
District Traffic Engineer
by andrew.gates11/24/2020 7:23:43 PM
Has anyone measured the traffic on the MLK bridge since it finally reopened? It seems lighter than pre-closure (and pre-pandemic, of course.)
by Illinois commuter11/24/2020 7:29:54 PM
The MLK Bridge is under the jurisdiction of the Illinois DOT. We have reached out to them to see if they have performed any traffic counts since reopening the bridge. Traffic volumes on the Missouri side of the river have been down overall 20-25%, so your observations about traffic seeming lighter on the MLK are probably valid.