Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Road Crew: Tight Fit at 44 and Hampton

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Road Crew: Tight Fit at 44 and Hampton

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Join Linda Wilson Horn of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Todd Waelterman of the St. Louis Streets Division and David Wrone of the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic each Wednesday at 1 p.m. for the Road Crew, an online chat about area traffic and transportation issues. Submit questions at Transcripts of past discussions are available. Here is an excerpt:

dmbstl: Is there any chance the Hampton/I-44 interchange could be reworked to allow a more efficient traffic flow? Or is it too landlocked by nearby businesses? Either a single cross like Hampton/ I-64 or whatever you call the setup at Dorsett/I-270?

Linda Wilson Horn: The property limitations at Hampton and I-44 are really tight. We also dont have any funding available for a complete rebuild of the interchange, as you are suggesting. For now, we are working on signal timing as best we can given the constraints of the existing interchange.

Not about snow: At McKnight just north of Delmar, there is a light going in associated with a bike path. A large channel has been ground out of the asphalt that cars must cross to get to northbound I-170. Steel plates were put down, but they are too small and dont bridge the channel. Crossing this is like off-roading and asphalt that was not ground out is now cracking because cars are driving up and down over the ground edges. Can this be looked at?

Linda Wilson Horn: Missouri American Water did some work at the location you mentioned at McKnight north of Delmar across the ramp to northbound I-170. We have been working with them to make repairs to the road. We will remind them again.

winterjason: On Monday night at 11:30, I was travelling southbound on Kingshighway at Fyler. I got stopped by a red light here. First, eastbound Fyler got the green, and not one car passed through. …

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