Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ask the Road Crew

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ask the Road Crew

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Chat with Andrew Gates of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Jamie Wilson of the St. Louis Streets Department and David Wrone of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at stltoday.com/chat. Here is an edited excerpt:

Brian: Misbehaving detector: The light at southbound Lindbergh Boulevard and Sunset Plaza in Sunset Hills is always giving southbound traffic a protected left when the southbound light cycles green even when no cars are waiting to make that left. This occurs at all times, but is particularly annoying in the early morning (6-ish) when there is hardly any traffic.

Gates: We will pass it along to our signal team to check out and make sure that everything is working correctly.

cds12341: Can you give an update on when the bridge replacement on Creve Coeur Mill Road will be completed?

Wrone: We anticipate that project will be complete by October.

Todd: The Gateway Guide used to show the traffic cameras on the secondary roads (i.e., Manchester Road, Lindbergh, etc.) but they have been off for some time. Are there any plans to have them back up again?

Gates: Not at this time, for many reasons. Many of those cameras are a bit older -- i.e. analog -- and didn't translate well to the newer website. They would have slowed down the large number of cameras we do have during heavy web traffic such as in inclement weather.

DivideByZero: One of the on-ramp lanes from Highway 30 to northbound Interstate 270 ends but there's no sign to let drivers know of this.

Gates: That is considered an acceleration lane and we typically do not put lane-ending signs on those. …

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