We currently have no plans to make any changes in that area. There is very little (except enforcement) that will have a significant impact on reducing the aggressive driving that you describe. Adding double white lines wouldn't change anything without a significant enforcement effort (and law enforcement doesn't work for the department). The double white lines at I-270 and I-70 were enforced by the Maryland Heights PD -- they had gotten some safety grant money to pay for that additional enforcement. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Typically, curb and shoulder work is done during major construction projects, unless there is a safety concern. At this time, we don't have any funding identified for any work in that area, but it is something that we have on our radar for work in the future. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We are hoping to have traffic shifted around on the Jefferson bridge by the end of the year, we have some ramp closures from I-55 to I-44 coming in about a week (Starting November 7) to work on some median barrier repairs on the ramp. We expect that ramp to be closed for about a week. We also anticipate moving traffic onto the new eastbound bridge and moving westbound traffic onto the new bridge by the end of the year, as well. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Thanks for your question. The signal at the eastbound approach consists of green ball indications because those movements are "permitted" movements, not "protected". The latter left turn treatment would necessitate green arrow signal indications. Intersection lane control signs (a left turn sign and a shared left/through sign) as well as the dashed line pavement striping are optional items that can certainly enhance the intended operation of the intersection when needed. We haven't had a complaint about this before, but we will take a look at it. Appreciate your input!
Typically, the speed limits are set due to conditions -- often there are smaller lanes or tighter weaves that are required through work zones. The work zone is set for not only the safety of the team working within the zone, but also for the drivers. That's why we encourage you to put down your phone , wear your seat belt and make sure you are paying attention through work zones. You are correct --we do have some resurfacing work coming up on Route 30 soon. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Yes, we are on schedule with the Meramec River Bridge project -- as you may remember, the schedule got shifted a bit a little more than a year ago due to Meramec River flooding. We are currently on track for the entire project to be completed in spring 2022. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I know our maintenance team has gone out and evaluated the situation in the past year (or so) to determine what can be done to reduce water in that area during rainfalls. We do have a project set for a few years away ( once the I-44 at Meramec River project is complete) to work on the bridge in that area. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications