Tuesday, March 26, 2013
MoDOT celebrated one century of operation in March. How much do you know about the transportation department?
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced it's celebrating its 100th year anniversary this month. MoDOT released the following details of its creation in a news release. One hundred years ago, just after President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated and as women campaigned for the right to vote, the Missouri General Assembly created the State Highway Department. Because on March 22, 1913, the precursor to today’s Missouri Department of Transportation came to be, Governor Jay Nixon recently issued a proclamation recognizing the 100thanniversary of the Missouri Department of Transportation. “At that time, most road building equipment was mule-powered,” said MoDOT interim director Dave Nichols. “Today, our skilled crews and contractors …
Friday, March 22, 2013
MoDOT expert Linda Wilson Horn will answer questions from 1-4 p.m. Friday in the comments to answer your traffic and road questions in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to answer your road, construction and traffic questions. MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn has agreed to help us out this week. She will answer questions in the comment section on Friday from 1-4 p.m. Have a question? Ask below!
Monday, March 18, 2013
MoDOT is warning drivers to expect delays when lane closures begin tonight on Southbound I-270 between I-44 and Manchester Road.
Weather permitting, the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin lane closures Monday night on southbound I-270 between Manchester Road and I-44. In a news release Monday, MoDOT stated that the closures are to complete the road widening project and they will take place daily during non-peak hours. Crews will set the barrier wall starting Monday which will begin at Dougherty Ferry Road and continue north of I-44. MoDOT said four through lanes will remain open to traffic and then beginning April 1, there will be 15 minute delays twice a day on weekdays for blasting. The blasting will last approximately two months, while construction on southbound I-270 is expected to be complete by late December, the news release stated.
MoDOT is committing to repairing most potholes within 24 hours of them being reported. Motorists simply have to call in or email the pothole location.
The Missouri Department of Transportation kicked off its "enhanced pothole repair initiative" this week. MoDOT stated in a news release that the plan is the same as last year where crews will repair a pothole with asphalt within 24 hours of it being reported on a weekday. "MoDOT’s goal is to aggressively tackle potholes to keep highways smooth and safe for St. Louis motorists," the news release stated. Drivers should report potholes to by calling 1-888-ASK-MoDOT or online at MoDOT.org. Don't forget, you can also ask MoDOT your questions online this Friday from noon to 4 p.m., by logging on to your local Patch site. You can pick any topic and a representative with MoDOT will be participating in the interactive session and answering the …
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation this week to get all of your traffic and road questions answered.
Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about traffic, road construction and more. That's why this week, we are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22. Get your questions ready and check back with Patch and MoDOT on Friday morning! Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Missouri Department of Transportation reports on the St. Louis work zones for March 14 - 20.
Up to two lanes will be closed on southbound Interstate 270 overnight Monday through Wednesday between Manchester Road and I-44 as part of a widening project. Overnight closures of various ramps and lanes will occur on the Poplar Street Bridge in downtown St. Louis Sunday through Wednesday evening. Two entrance ramps to I-70 from Mid Rivers Mall Drive will close beginning Monday, March 18, weather permitting. The loop ramp from northbound Mid Rivers Mall Drive to westbound I-70, and the loop ramp from southbound Mid Rivers Mall Drive to eastbound I-70 will close. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Friday, March 8, 2013
MoDOT said drivers can expect the lane closures on Interstate 270, between Manchester Road and Interstate 44, as the widening project along the interstate continues. It is also seeing traffic improvements as a result of the project.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect construction, lane closures and traffic delays on southbound Interstate 270, between Manchester Road and Interstate 44. It's part of the ongoing $12 million widening project. In addition, MoDOT stated that the additional lane recently added to northbound I-270 in that area of West County is having a positive impact on traffic flow and reducing congestion. MoDOT said the next set of lane closures will begin March 18 on southbound I-270. They are expected to take place daily, during non-peak hours, and run from Manchester Road to I-44. Fifteen-minute complete lane closures are expected in April for rock blasting. The following details were included in a MoDOT news …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on the St. Louis work zones for March 7- 13.
All lanes of eastbound and westbound I-64 between Missouri Research Park and Chesterfield Airport Road could be closed for five to 10 minute durations for blasting one to two days per week at 2 p.m. These periodic short term closures are expected to occur through March. In downtown St. Louis, MoDOT bridge inspection crews will close one lane in each direction on the Poplar Street Bridge weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, workers will close one lane between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on the St. Louis area work zones for February 28 - March 6.
The Missouri Department of Transportation warns that crews may be out treating roadways and plowing in the coming week. Drivers give the trucks plenty of room to work. Commuters should also be aware of changing roadway conditions, especially in the mornings. They should slow down, and be prepared for possible ice, especially on ramps and bridges. As the weather clears, maintenance workers will be completing needed roadway maintenance, such as pavement repairs and crack sealing. Please watch for slow moving or stopped vehicles with flashing lights in traffic lanes. As weather permits, inspection crews will close one lane in each direction on the Poplar Street Bridge. Weekdays, crews will close the lane between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. On Saturday…
Friday, February 22, 2013
MoDOT expert Linda Wilson Horn will answer your questions in the comments section on Friday, Feb. 22.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to answer your road, construction and traffic questions. MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn has agreed to help us out. She will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, Feb. 22. Have a question? Ask below!