Thursday, December 6, 2012
The cities of Manchester and Ballwin could apply for federal funding for improvements to Henry Avenue.
The cities of Manchester and Ballwin may soon work together on a Henry Avenue road construction project. (Follow Patch on Facebook for updates- check out our page and "Like" it here.) Monday, Manchester aldermen discussed applying for a grant, in conjunction with the City of Ballwin, for improvements to Henry Avenue. The approximate 11,300 feet of the road, which is a little over 2 miles, runs between Clayton and Manchester roads. The street runs through both Manchester and Ballwin. However, Manchester City Engineer Ed Blattner said the majority of the road is located in Ballwin with an approximate 62/38 percent split. The two cities are considering applying for an East/West Gateway Grant in 2013 that would offer federal funds for …
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, February 18, 2012
Several ramps on Interstate 55 will be closed downtown this weekend as part of the Mardi Gras activities in the city.
Ramps from northbound I-55 to 3200 Broadway and 7th and Park and the ramp from southbound I-55 to 7th will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. In addition the ramps from northbound and southbound I-55 to Arsenal will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the event. The ramp from eastbound I-70 to Broadway will be closed from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday for the Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday parade. Other Closures The ramp from eastbound I-64 to 6th Street will close at 9:30 a.m. Friday to continue making bridge repairs. The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. The ramp closure from westbound I-70 to Madison was delayed due to inclement weather. It will remain closed through Wednesday, February 22. And be aware of the following on-going closures:
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday night, the Manchester Board of Aldermen voted to apply for a federal grant that could cover 80 percent of the estimated $3.6 million road improvement project.
Engineer Brian Kulick of Juneau Engineers, the company hired by the City of Manchester to prepare paperwork to acquire funding for the Hanna Road Project, received approval Monday night to apply for federal grant money by aldermen. Kulick told the board of alderman the East-West Gateway Council is soliciting grant applications for surface transportation projects. Kulick said the city's Hanna Road improvement project would meet the initial criteria for funding. The Hanna Road project would include 1.8 miles from Manchester Road to Big Bend Road. Kulick said the three main safety updates to the road would include a norhtbound right turn lane at Manchester Road, the installation of traffic signals at Parkway South High School and installing…
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 …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Police and road crews are preparing for the evening commute. MoDOT crews will work into the night, after slick roads and accidents prevented morning road treatments.
UPDATED: 4:00 p.m.- Missouri Department of Transportation officials said in news release Thursday afternoon, snow removal operations will be underway all evening and overnight. This news comes after messy morning roads throughout St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties. "We have full crews (204 trucks) throughout the St. Louis region focusing on re-treating every interstate and major route with salt, chemicals and beet juice before rush-hour. Chemicals have to be used with salt to be effective in these low 20's temperatures to break up any icy patches," MoDOT stated in the news release. "MoDOT is re-plowing areas as needed with the wind gusts blowing some snow back on the roads. We will continue to have full crews working until all …
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 …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Along with the MoDOT report, MADD has some advice for what to do if you see a drunk driver.
This week, considering the New Year's Eve parties coming Saturday night, Traffic Troublemakers shares information from Missouri MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) on what to do if you see a drunk driver. Following that is the weekly report from MoDOT. Here's MADD's advice: Once again, a weekend free of highway work zones The Missouri Department of Transportation will halt all work zones beginning at noon Friday, December 30. Work zones will resume on Tuesday, January 3 at 9 a.m. Traffic will continue to be restricted in areas where there are permanent barriers. Crews may continue to work on sections of roadway closed to the public (such as the Route 141 construction in St. Louis). If required, crews will also close lanes where needed …
Friday, December 23, 2011
MoDOT is giving workers and travelers a break from Friday, noon through Tuesday, 9 a.m.
Traffic Troublemakers Each week Patch 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. Affton-Shrewsbury Patch editor Andrew Dana Hudson reports an unsettling encounter: I was on Holly Hills in South City and pulled up to the intersection with Gravois. I had a green light and needed to turn left, but I looked and four other cars zoomed through the intersection on Gravois. They had a green light too! It was a four way green light. Not only is …