traffic http://news.stlpublicradio.org en MoDOT Removing Variable Speed Limit Signs On I-270 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-removing-variable-speed-limit-signs-i-270 <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation is ending its five-year experiment with variable speed limit signs on Interstate 270.</p><p>Crews began removing the 70 digital signs from along the highway Wednesday. The work should be done in about two weeks.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:09:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30718 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Removing Variable Speed Limit Signs On I-270 Driving In St. Louis This Weekend? Here's Where You Should Probably Avoid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/driving-st-louis-weekend-heres-where-you-should-probably-avoid <p></p><p><strong>Update, 6:24 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">At 7:45 p.m. on Saturday evening, crews opened the westbound I-64 Daniel Boone Missouri River B</span><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">ridge.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Original Story&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</strong></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:53:11 +0000 Kate Essig & Rachel Lippmann 29705 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Driving In St. Louis This Weekend? Here's Where You Should Probably Avoid MoDOT To End 511 Travel Info Service In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-end-511-travel-info-service-st-louis <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation will end its phone-based traveler information service for the St. Louis area on Saturday because of funding problems.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The department launched the toll-free 511 service in 2007, just before work began on the<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-details-i-64-reconstruction-released"> reconstruction of Interstate 64</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It enabled drivers to get up-to-the-minute traffic information about area roadways.</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 21:25:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26824 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT To End 511 Travel Info Service In St. Louis Race Weekend Means St. Louis Road Closures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/race-weekend-means-st-louis-road-closures <p>It's marathon weekend in St. Louis, and that means a number of road closures in St. Louis city and county throughout the day on Sunday.</p><p>MoDOT will close the following ramps:</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:46:07 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 25158 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Race Weekend Means St. Louis Road Closures First Day Of Blanchette Bridge Closure Goes Smoothly http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-day-blanchette-bridge-closure-goes-smoothly <p>This morning marked the first rush hour since all westbound lanes of the <a href="http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/BlanchetteBridgerenovations.htm">Blanchette Bridge</a> were closed late yesterday afternoon for a year-long construction project.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:22:40 +0000 Tina Eaton 6107 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First Day Of Blanchette Bridge Closure Goes Smoothly Another Section Of Illinois 255 Opens To Motorists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/another-section-illinois-255-opens-motorists <p>A new section of Illinois Route 255 near Godfrey is now open to motorists.</p><p>The freeway has been extended from Seminary Road to Humbert Road. Work on that section of Route 255 had been delayed because of problems with an embankment that caused the pavement to crack.</p><p>The last part of Route 255, from Humbert to Illinois Route 111, is expected to be completed in November. When it’s finished, Route 255 will run from I-270 at Edwardsville to U-S Route 67 in Godfrey.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:43:07 +0000 Bill Raack 5809 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Another Section Of Illinois 255 Opens To Motorists Bridge Work, Races, Mean Weekend Closures In St. Louis City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bridge-work-races-mean-weekend-closures-st-louis-city <P>Got plans to travel to downtown St. Louis this weekend? Watch out for lane and road closures.</P> <P>In addition to lane closures <A href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-close-eastbound-lanes-blanchette-bridge-weekend">on the Blanchette Bridge</A>, MoDOT will close the two right lanes on westbound I-64 across the Poplar Street Bridge approximately an hour after the start of Game 4 of the NLCS, which would be around 8 p.m. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:23:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5592 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bridge Work, Races, Mean Weekend Closures In St. Louis City Morning headlines: Sunday, July 15, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-sunday-july-15-2012 <p><strong>Some Missourians could soon have their criminal records expunged</strong></p><p>Missourians could be able to get some criminal misdeeds expunged from their records.</p><p>Under newly approved state legislation, people could ask the courts to erase their criminal history after 10 years for a misdemeanor and after 20 years for a felony.</p><p>Those seeking to have criminal records expunged would need to have completed their prison terms, probation and parole. They also would need to have paid restitution and not have committed another crime.</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 14:23:05 +0000 The Associated Press & Tim Lloyd 4120 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Sunday, July 15, 2012 MoDOT putting 'all they have' into I-64 repairs downtown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-putting-all-they-have-i-64-repairs-downtown <p><strong>Updated</strong> <em>1:04 p.m. June 26:</em></p><p>MoDOT confirms in a press release today that two lanes will be open to traffic tomorrow morning:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;MoDOT will reopen two lanes of westbound I-64 before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. After reopening, crews will return to the regular construction schedule for westbound I-64. &nbsp;One lane on westbound I-64 will remain closed around the clock. &nbsp;A second lane closes daily from 10 a.m. until 3 a.m. the next morning.&quot;</p></blockquote><p><em>Original story:</em></p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:52:38 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT putting 'all they have' into I-64 repairs downtown I-64 to remain closed through Monday morning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/i-64-remain-closed-through-monday-morning <p>If you use Interstate 64 westbound to get to work in the morning, you&#39;ll need to find alternate routes.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will be unable to re-open the westbound lanes of the highway on the double decker structure before rush hour tomorrow morning because repairs were more extensive than anticipated.</p> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 21:47:26 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3972 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org I-64 to remain closed through Monday morning