One follow-up from last week. A chatter was asking about the bench advertising along roadways. I checked with our outdoor advertising team and got the following response: "Outdoor advertising along controlled routes must obtain and maintain a permit from MoDOT and/or the local municipality depending on their ordinances. Park benches with advertising located on MoDOT right of way are not allowed, which is handled by the local maintenance shed. If you have concerns about sight distance on a state-maintained roadway due to a bench, please feel free to contact our customer service team at (314) 275-1500." Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
My department at St. Charles County is actually just myself, two Project Managers, and an administrative assistance. We don't maintain anything other than specific items for Gateway Green Light. The County Highway Department, the cities, and MoDOT maintain the roadways throughout the County. I don't have this stat for each jurisdiction. I could look into the answer for the County Highway Department, but I don't know off hand.
Any entity working on St. Louis County right of way is required to obtain appropriate permits, and is subject to regular inspections by our personnel. Can you please specify to what roads you're referring? David Wrone, St. Louis County Department of Transportation
We oversee work on MoDOT roadways depending on the situation. We will have one of our construction inspectors or utility team monitoring the work that companies doing geotechnical work are doing. OF course, they often have several jobs that they are overseeing. Companies that are doing evaluation such as you describe are also required to put state-maintained property back the way they found it, just like permit projects.. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications
Re: "Metro West's" inquiry: A total of 395 people work for our department. Of these, 233 are assigned to our Division of Operations - and the vast majority of these individuals are "boots on the ground." However, dozens of other Transportation personnel in other divisions also routinely work outside an office. These include construction project inspectors, bridge inspectors and right of way inspectors. Our department employs many professional engineers in various capacities. However, I don't have a breakdown of engineers versus non-engineers. David Wrone, St. Louis County Department of Transportation.
I should also mention that the % reduction is based off of several weeks worth of data pre-Covid, and we are comparing weekdays to weekdays, and weekends to weekends.
Yes, we will be doing a resurfacing on that ramp toward the end of the Meramec River Bridge project. Andrew Gates, MoDOT Communications.
FYI: The representative with city streets is having some technical issues accessing the chat, and may not be able to answer questions. Sorry, everyone.
Our crews will check it out - thanks
I will check with Spire on their work completion in that area