A couple of follow-ups from last week. On the chatter who was asking about Gravois at Hampton/Germania, the delay is for busses in the area. As a bus exits with a green signaljust east of Hampton/Germania, the main signal stays green for westbound through traffic to allow busses to move west if needed and not have to stop at Hampton/Germania. Once the bus exit indications go red, eastbound signals at both the bus exit and at Hampton/Germania goes green. However, the westbound through signals at Hampton/Germania lag by three seconds to allow busses that just exited at the end of green to clear the main signal to the west. It doesn't happen every time, since busses don't come through every cycle. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communiocations.
Secondly, for the individual who asked about the changes coming up at Route 141 and Route 364, we are building a dual lane exit ramp from eastbound Route 364 to southbound 141, with an improved right turn to Route 141; building a dual left turn lane from westbound to southbound Route 141. We are also moving the entrance for the eastbound Route 364 to northbound Route 141 ramp to the north intersection (where the westbound Route 364 traffic enters Route 141. This will allow us to give more time to the southern intersection during peak traffic periods. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Any development that impacts state-maintained roadway has to provide an approved traffic study and approved plans for suggested improvements based on that study prior to applying for and receiving a permit. No construction that impacts state-maintained roadways (such as entrances) can begin until the developer receives that permit. However, the makeup of the parking lot, and the businesses within the development are solely determined by the zoning requirements for the appropriate governing municipality and are approved by them. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
You are correct in that there is a need for turn lanes at the numerous intersections along that end of the park. Rather than transition in and out of individual turn lanes, intersection to intersection, the common practice is to stripe it all as center left turn lane between the intersections as it is now. It's unfortunate that some motorists behave the way they do, whether it is by misusing the center left turn lane as an "express lane" or exceeding the speed limit in an adjacent traffic lane. I haven't gotten many complaints about that particular area though and don't have plans in place to implement roadway modifications there. Thanks for your comment and we will keep an eye on this area.
I have forwarded your remarks to our signals group, and will post a response in an upcoming Road Crew. Thank you for your comments about Banshee Road. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
Thank you for this report. I have forwarded it to our Service Request bureau for action. Please feel free in the future to contact this group directly at 314-615-8538. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
I'll have to consult our Construction and/or Operations group about this issue, and will reply in a future Road Crew. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
Our signals group will investigate. There could be a traffic-detecting loop that's malfunctioning here. Thanks. David Wrone, St. Louis County's Department of Transportation
Our crews will check it out-thanks!
We will check it out - thanks
Absolutely. The major reason for the I-64 project was to replace many of the bridges across the interstate as well as update the interchanges on an older roadway. In addition, we made a long-needed interstate to interstate connection between I-170 and I-64. There is a lot of activity going on at the I-170, Brentwood and Hanley. We have seen a significant increase in traffic (16 percent west of I-170) with a decrease on crashes of roughly 35 percent. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
We have a project scheduled for next year for Route 370 -- This year, we have to work on the Blanchette Bridge and we can't have significant traffic impacts on both I-70 and Route 370 at the same tie. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
MoDOT maintains Route 30. Can you give me some more specifics? Which direction on Route 30 and which ramp? If you need to, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications