Wednesday, January 30, 2013
MoDOT made the announcement this week. One of the awards pertains to the Route 141 expansion project in West St. Louis County.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Missouri Department of Transportation in St. Louis announced it recently received two awards for recycling. One of the awards is for the Route 141 expansion project that runs through Town and Country, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights. More details on how the department recycled during that road project are included in the following news release provided by MoDOT. The Missouri Department of Transportation in St. Louis has won two Missouri State Recycling Program awards. The department’s Route 141 project in Chesterfield won the team award for its “No Tree Wasted” plan. Frank Tidd, a maintenance superintendent in DeSoto, won the individual award for his idea …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
One person was reportedly cut from the wreckage after the accident on the outskirts of Manchester.
St. Louis County police said a pick-up truck crashed Monday night near the intersection of Highway 141 and Big Bend Road around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police said alcohol may have played a role in the crash. Two people were hospitalized as a result of the accident involving the 2004 Ford F350 pick-up truck. According to FOX 2 News, the truck hit a concrete post and one person had to be extricated from the wreckage. Police tell Patch, two 21-year-olds were taken to Mercy Hospital, one with a broken right leg.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Take a quick look at the state of the giant re-routing and Woods Mill Road.
Temporary signs and orange cones show you how to proceed through a jumble of roads and ramps, while drivers await the official opening July 14 of Route 141 just north of Highway 40/64 at Woods Mill Road. The Missouri Department of Transportation intends to open the roads for car traffic by noon July 14. First, there's an early-morning celebration Saturday on the new interchange, flyover, underpass—whatever description you prefer. The ribbon-cutting events will allow pedestrians, runners and bicyclists on the roads exclusively from 7-11am. A 10K run named after what sounds like a Blue Collar Comedy Tour quip begins at 7:30am: "Route 141 Run to Get it Done 10K." After that, it's vehicles-only terrain. MoDOT is in charge of the project. The …
Friday, June 22, 2012
MoDOT is not going to cut more grass along Route 141, but tells Patch is plans to do a better job. This is not the answer some Manchester city leaders wanted to hear.
As previously reported by Patch, Manchester city leaders are not satisfied with the Missouri Department of Transportation's maintenance of its grass along Highway 141 through the City of Manchester. MoDOT is cutting only 15 feet along Highway 141 and 15 feet from a resident's property, but then leaving the rest of the land as weeds. This is all that is required of MoDOT. Manchester city leaders also say the the grass MoDOT is cutting looks sloppy and aldermen want a better, more manicured mowing job along the state highway and residents homes. (Follow Patch on Facebook for updates- check out our page and "Like" it here.) At the end of May, after going back and forth with MoDOT, Manchester sent the department and state leaders a letter …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
MoDOT tells 'Patch' a possible solution to Manchester's mowing concerns is giving or selling parcels of land to the city or residents.
Manchester city leaders are not satisfied with the Missouri Department of Transportation's maintenance of its grass along Highway 141 through the city of Manchester. Manchester officials are unhappy that MoDOT is cutting only 15 feet along Highway 141 and 15 feet from a resident's property, but then leaving the rest of the land as weeds. However, this is all that is required of MoDOT. Although MoDOT and state leaders recently toured the area with Manchester City leaders, Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT district maintenance engineer for St. Louis tells Patch there may not be much more MoDOT will do for the city. (Read Previous Story: MoDOT Evaluating Manchester's Highway 141 Mowing Concerns) "We would love nothing more to make our roadways look …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Traffic signals are not working on Highway 141 from Big Bend to Hawkins roads. MoDOT warns of long delays.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning drivers to avoid Highway 141 from Big Bend to Hawkins roads. MoDOT said the traffic signals along Hwy 141 are not working and drivers can expect long delays. According to MoDOT, a power line was struck on Marshall Road. Motorists will need to treat the signals as a full stop in all directions," MoDOT spokesperson Kara Price stated in an email. "Motorists can expect long delays, so use alternate routes." Price stated MoDOT crews have posted stop signs along the route to help with traffic until power is restored.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Initially scheduled to open before evening rush hour. Ladue Road at Highway 141 will still reopen Thursday, but not before rush hour as planned. Check out the new route.
UPDATED: Thursday, Dec. 1- Initially scheduled to open before evening rush hour Thursday, MoDOT said Ladue Road at Highway 141 will reopen Thursday, but not before rush hour as planned. Check out the new route. READ ORIGINAL STORY: The following information was supplied by The Missouri Department of Transportation. The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Fred Weber Inc., will reopen the closed portion of Ladue Road east of the new lanes of Route 141 before evening rush hour on Thursday, Dec. 1, weather permitting. As part of the Ladue Road reopening, traffic patterns will change significantly around the Route 141 project. All Route 141 traffic will move to the new Route 141 lanes between Conway Road and the Parkway …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Chesterfield will lose land, but all of the new section of Hwy 141 will be in Chesterfield.
Along Highway 141, the Chesterfield city limits stop at Conway Road where it meets Town and Country city limits. Much of the new section of Highway 141 from Ladue Road north for three-quarters of mile is in Town and Country. That means half of the ramps to get on and off Highway 141 would be in Chesterfield and the other half in Town and Country. So Chesterfield wants to change that and swap property with cities, and lose 44 acres in the process. City officials said the idea has been floated for some 20 years, and was contingent on building the new Highway 141. On Highway 141, if the city limits were left alone as you drove north, you would enter Chesterfield, then re-enter Town and Country and then re-enter Chesterfield. Further north, on…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
If all goes as planned, three big traffic shifts happen Nov. 22.
In three weeks, on Nov. 22, anyone who drives Woods Mill-Highway 141 between Conway Road and Olive Boulevard, or Ladue Road at the 141 intersection should see a change, and feel relief that heavy construction may be over. The Missouri Department of Transportaion (MoDOT) believes new bypasses and links among the old and new roads will open up for traffic. “In a perfect world, at the exact same time,” according to MoDOT Resident Engineer Jesse Jonas, three things will happen Nov. 22—a Tuesday. “This is where it gets crazy. A lot happens then,” Jonas said. When those three things happen, traffic will be in the configuration it will be in for most of the duration of the rest of the project. Shifting north-south traffic onto the new Route 141…
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Crash report released after fatal crash in Town and Country that shut down Highway 141.
UPDATED: 12:35 a.m. Sunday- The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the name of the driver killed in Saturday's crash on Highway 141 at Conway Road. Brian A. Kraus, 49, of St. Louis died after his car struck a light pole head on, according to the MSHP crash report. The report states Kraus was traveling northbound on Highway 141 when he struck the pole. Debris from his car then struck two other cars stopped at that intersection. No one in the two other cars was injured. The crash was reported at 12:24 p.m., Saturday. Kraus was pronounced dead at the scene. READ ORIGINAL STORY: One person is dead after a fatal crash in Town and Country. Town and Country Police Captain Gary Hoelzer tells Patch the crash happened around 12:30 p.m., …