David Wrone is on vacation this week, and so will be unable to answer St. Louis County questions. However, if you have items that need to be shared with the county, please do so, and I can forward them to David, and he should be able to respond next week. Thanks! Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Jim Spies, I reached out to our traffic engineer for the city of St. Louis on your concern on the "no right on red" and a Pedestrian Only when the crossing button is engaged at the River Des Peres Trail and Gravois intersection. That engineer said they would take a look at the issue next week and see if they can make any adjustments. I left your question in the queue, since it primarily addressed another concern in the city. Andrew Gates,. MoDOT Communications
It depends on who maintains the roadway. I would suggest that you return the post to the nearest maintenance facility of the organization (county or municipality) that maintains the road by your home. If it is a MoDOT maintained roadway (a Missouri state numbered or lettered route), you can call our customer service team (24/7 at 314-275-1500 or 1-888-ASK-MODOT), and we should be able to have someone come and pick it up. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
This was Mr. Spies question: Good day. I would like to bring up here a problem I've complained about to alders and the streets department for years, but was made clear last week. I was hit by a car on my bike (I was fine, slow-speed impact, thank goodness) while on the RDP Trail crossing Morgan Ford. I have the green light and the green crossing signal. Driver turning right on red from Morgan Ford onto Germania, only looking left to see oncoming traffic. Doesn't see me until I am right in front of her and can't stop in time. This, as well as the crossing at Gravois, are dangerous. They both need "no right on red" signs, and then a Pedestrian Only crossing when the beg button is engaged. Ald Stephens has already said he will look into Morgan Ford and Germania; I believe Gravois is a state road so the intersections are MODOT's responsibility. Thanks.
We do have a project coming up on I-270 next year that will have some impacts to the ramps from I-64; however, those impacts to traffic merging from Ballas onto the interstate will be minimal. There's a lot of weaving traffic here (traffic coming from Ballas Road and traffic going to I-270). Both the traffic that is merging and the traffic being merged into have responsibilities -- the traffic that is merging should be trying to match the traffic speeds; however, the traffic being merged into should be driving defensively, watching for incoming traffic and try to give them space to merge into, Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We can certainly pass it along to our maintenance team. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I have shared that with our teammates that oversee that portion of the state to check out the mileage signs near the Minneola truck parking area. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
The newer signals should be a bit more responsive, but it does sometimes take some trial and error to hone in on the correct timings for the corridor. If you are traveling through that area and notice that the signal seems to need some tweaking, please feel free to share those specifics. I have passed your comment along to our traffic engineers, to have them take a look at it. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I will verify Olive is on the pothole list. Our traffic staff will check the timing at Park & Grand. Thanks for the heads up on these items!
I'm very sorry to hear about your incident and hope you are okay. Our staff is already looking into these locations to see what safety improvements are warranted. Thank you for participating in this chat to bring it to our attention.