Friday, January 25, 2013
The removal of two bridges over Interstate 64 is pushed back another week.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has delayed a planned weekend closure of Interstate 64 downtown until Feb. 1. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The department will now close all lanes and ramps of Interstate 64 in both directions downtown between Hampton and Forest Park Parkway at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. The closure is weather permitting and may be delayed due to temperatures or significant precipitation. While the interstate is closed, crews will remove the Taylor and Newstead bridges over I-64 as part of a project to construct a new interchange at Tower Grove and Boyle and replace four bridges over the interstate. The ramps from McCausland, Skinker, Hampton and Kingshighway to eastbound I-…
Friday, November 16, 2012
The store manager tells Patch, the West County Hostess employees found out they were immediately losing their jobs on the news.
"Hostess Brands is Closed," that's the message on the official Hostess website Friday. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The news comes after the company issued striking bakery workers an ultimatum earlier this week. It said it would be forced to liquidate if sufficient employees did not return to work to restore normal operations by 5 p.m., EST p.m., Nov. 15. That did not happen, so the company stated that is the cause for the shut down. Hostess said it made the decision Thursday evening and issued the following statements on its website Friday: We are sorry to announce that Hostess Brands, Inc. has been forced by a Bakers Union strike to shut down all operations and sell all company assets. Hostess Brands …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
MoDOT is once again closing all lanes on north and southbound I-270 daily so crews can blast rock.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has resumed daily Interstate 270 lane closures so crews can continue blasting rock along the interstate as part of the I-270 lane expansion project. (Be sure to "Like" Patch on Facebook - check out our page here.) According to a MoDOT news release, the approximately 15-minute closures will take place in both directions of I-270 from Interstate 44 to Manchester Road starting Wednesday. The road will close at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each weekday, to blast rock south of Dougherty Ferry Road. "Crews will need to blast and then clear any rock from the roadway before reopening the interstate," Wednesday's news release stated. MoDOT is also urging drivers to use alternate routes and adjust travel times …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on St. Louis area work zones for June 14-20.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has more than 100 construction and maintenance work zones planned in the metropolitan area during the next week. MoDOT warns West County drivers of more Interstate 270 closures and asks drivers to slow down and be aware in work zones. From downtown St. Louis to Franklin County, MoDOT crews and contractors are taking advantage of the good weather to make progress on major construction projects. This includes such as widening Interstate 270 between Manchester Road and Interstate 44, and the I-44 pavement reconstruction between Lewis Road and Route 141. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Be aware of pothole repair work as you drive.
Maintenance crews continue to patch potholes throughout the region on state roadways as part of the department’s Pothole Patrol. People can call 1-888-ASK-MODOT to report a pothole on any state-owned road or interstate and the department will patch that pothole by the same time the next weekday. Motorists are urged to watch out for MoDOT workers during moving operations. This Sunday, March 11, crews will close all lanes of westbound Route 370 in St. Charles County at Truman. Traffic will be routed down the exit ramp and up the entrance ramp to get back on the freeway. For additional work zone information, go to modot.org. For real time traffic, visit gatewayguide.com. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Potholes will be fixed around St. Louis this week.
Pothole repairs this week Maintenance crews will perform pothole repairs and bridge cleaning this week throughout the St. Louis area. Motorists are urged to watch out for MoDOT workers during moving operations. Ramp to Madison is now open In St. Louis City, the ramp from westbound I-70 to Madison is now open after being closed for one week. Blanchette Bridge work continues In St. Charles County, work on the eastbound I-70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge continues overnight on Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. until late March. The work is being done to move fiber optic cable from the westbound bridge to the eastbound bridge to prepare for the upcoming major construction scheduled on the westbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge. …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
MoDOT is shutting down lanes on Highway 40 near Mason Road Saturday night.
MoDOT UPDATE/Jan. 29: Due to temperatures, MoDOT crews have not gotten the correct strength on the concrete repairs made Saturday to westbound Highway 40 west of Mason Road. MoDOT now projects opening the middle lane by 11 a.m. and the outside lane by 4 p.m. Sunday. Read Original Article: The Missouri Department of Transportation is closing the right lane of westbound Highway 40 just west of Mason at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to a MoDOT news release. According to the release, crews will then close a second lane at 6 p.m. The closures are so crews can make pavement repairs. MoDOT stated that all lanes will reopen by 10 a.m. Sunday. The release advises that drivers will experience delays during this work and are encouraged to use alternate…
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Eastbound I-64 closed downtown this weekend. Overnight closures of one to two lanes on eastbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge beginning Sunday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the following construction lane closures. In downtown St. Louis, all lanes on eastbound Interstate 64 from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge will close this weekend. The closures will occur from 8 p.m., Friday until 3 a.m., Monday. Motorists are urged to use Jefferson to I-44 as a detour to get downtown. Motorists heading downtown Saturday evening on eastbound I-64 can exit at 14th Street from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m. The eastbound ramps at Pine Street, Forest Park and Ewing will close at 7 p.m., Friday until 3 a.m., Monday. Beginning Sunday, motorists can expect overnight closures of one to two lanes for utility work on the eastbound I-70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge in St. Charles …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The exit closures continue downtown, and the Blanchette Bridge will have some lanes closed overnight.
Traffic Troublemakers What's even more maddening than road closures and construction that slow you down? Inconsiderate, irresponsible drivers that make you just shake your head in disbelief. Each week on Patch, we'll highlight some of these Traffic Troublemakers, plus give you a look at what to expect on the roads courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation. This week's story comes from Nancy, Traffic Troublemaker editor's wife. I was on Watson Road, and a car slowly pulled out into traffic in front of me, and continued to drive about 10 MPH under the speed limit. I could barely see the driver, and thought it was a classic LOL (little old lady) peering over the steering wheel. When I got close, though, I saw that this LOL was on …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
All lanes on eastbound I-64 in downtown St. Louis will close this weekend.
What's a bigger Traffic Troublemaker than a driver/texter/talker? Not much, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said this week. An August, 2010, collision on I-44 in Gray Summit, MO, killed two and injured 35. One driver was "most likely distracted from the driving task by a text messaging conversation at or near the time of the accident," according to the NHSB. The national board recommends that every state ban nonemergency use of portable electronic devices for all drivers. Do you agree? Take our poll below! From MoDOT, work zones for December 15-21 All lanes on eastbound I-64 in downtown St. Louis will close this weekend In downtown St. Louis, all lanes on eastbound I-64 from Jefferson to 6th Street will close this weekend…