Last week, we had a comment about signal timing at Telegraph. I heard back from our traffic engineers for the area, who mentioned that the signal at Telegraph/Kingston is set so that southeast Telegraph, coming from Reavis Barracks is coordinated. There is a set amount of time given to the Kingston signal as well. If there is no traffic from Laredo, or the pedestrian button is not activated, that time goes to that signal. The southbound left signal at I-255 typically cleared and appeared to have adequate time. We are working on a corridor optimization along Route 231 in the next year, so we expect the signals to be retimed later this year or early next. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communication.
We also had a comment about the southbound Lindbergh signal going to westbound I-64. Our traffic team did make a few adjustments, but want to encourage drivers to use both left turn lanes -- they were often seeing three or four cars in one lane with only one car in the second. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I've passed your comment along to our traffic team to check into and make sure that the signing is correct here. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Yes, that portion of Route 141 gets a new driving surface later this year, We expect that to start sometime around April when nighttime temperatures improve. Andrew Gates. MoDOT Communciations
St. Louis County doesn't maintain this stretch of Sappington. I believe both Kirkwood and Oakland have maintenance authority over it. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
I'll pass it along to the maintenance crews to take a look at this area near I-55. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
When temperatures rise this spring, we will be resurfacing the stretch of I-44 between Kingshighway and Grand to eliminate just that problem. Once we get a new layer of asphalt on the road, it will cover up all the existing (and ground out) stripes from the construction project. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Yes, our contractor will continue to keep touching up stripes as they fade between now and the resurfacing project this spring. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We have an improvement project scheduled to begin this spring on James S. McDonnell Boulevard, from I-270 to Lindbergh. The road will be entirely resurfaced as part of our work. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
Are you talking about potholes, or something else? We do have a resurfacing project for Manchester in that area set for this year, so I can ask our maintenance team to look at the area and patch it before that project starts. Andrew Gates MoDOT Communications
We'll check on this location - if not on the list already, we'll add it. thanks
A lot of it comes down to available resources -- I don't have specifics on Illinois rules (or perhaps Chicago's desire) for lighting. From MoDOT's standpoint, unless a municipality requests additional lighting, pays for it, and pays for the electrical costs, the department will put in lighting at interchanges (so drivers can see where they need to turn to get onto and off the interstates. MoDOT has an agreement with the city for the lighting within the limits, and for the coverage of electrical costs. For the remainder of the roadway, vehicle headlamps should be adequate to light the roadway ahead. We do include several methods to improve the reflectivity of signs within the corridors, and are working toward including more in-laid pavement markers to better indicate lanes at night (especially while it is raining).Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Thanks -- I have passed this along to our maintenance team to check into. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We will look at clarifying that traffic movement for motorists as you noted, thanks for your input!
That would be a question for Illinois DOT -- they do not participate in this chat. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Yes, we have a resurfacing project between Big Bend and Lindbergh that starts later this year -- although before the resurfacing work, crews will be working on updating sidewalks along the corridor. A project to resurface between Lindbergh and I-270 is scheduled to start next year. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
I'll forward this to our Division of Construction - the group overseeing this project - for investigation and appropriate action. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
Certainly -- I've passed it along to our maintenance team to check into. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
There have been significant infrastructure upgrades by Ameren in the downtown area and they still have work to do. 4th and Broadway will be complete though this spring. Thanks for your patience on this, these are sorely needed upgrades to an aged system that will keep our downtown strong for generations to come. Our traffic engineers will check on the timing you mentioned along Broadway (Clark to Poplar), sounds like a pedestrian pushbutton might be stuck - but we'll verify.
Not on the books right now, but we will be having discussions on the FY21 paving projects that may include parts of Hampton in the area you mentioned. Thanks!