Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Road Crew: Solid White Line Not Considered for Backups at Interstate 70 Express Lanes

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Road Crew: Solid White Line Not Considered for Backups at Interstate 70 Express Lanes

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Join Andrew Gates 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. Last week, Deanna Venker, MoDOT's area engineer for the city of St. Louis, participated in the chat.

Submit questions at stltoday.com/chat. Transcripts of past discussions are available. Here is an excerpt:

Michael Kurtz: When the I-70 express lane into downtown gets backed up, I am frustrated by drivers who stay in the right lane and then cut over at the last minute, delaying the process for those of us already in the correct lane. Have you considered a solid white line for the last mile of the express lane?

Deanna Venker: We haven't considered a solid white in the area. A solid white line is not enforceable and is purely a cautionary action, but we can take a look at it. …

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