Interstate 270 http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Monday, January 30, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-january-30-2012 <p><strong>Army Corps inspecting Birds Point Levee daily</strong></p><p>Inspectors with the Army Corps of Engineers are performing daily inspections of the area where the Birds Point levee was intentionally breached in May. <a href="http://bit.ly/zLr3tB">Maj. Jon Korneliussen told the Sikeston Standard Democrat</a> that daily patrols are checking the middle and upper crevasses created by the implosion that happened at the height of spring flooding.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:27:29 +0000 Julie Bierach, Bill Raack & The Associated Press 2964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, January 30, 2012 Variable speed limits changing to "advisory" on I-270, I-255 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/variable-speed-limits-changing-advisory-i-270-i-255 <p>Transportation officials are making changes to Interstate 270 and Interstate 255&rsquo;s controversial variable speed limits.</p><p><a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/">MoDOT</a> says a new study finds that they have helped traffic flow slightly since they were instituted in 2008, and accidents are down on the busy highway. So MoDOT engineer Tom Blair says they&rsquo;ll make the variable speed limits simply &quot;advisory&quot; by this summer.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 23:13:17 +0000 Bill Raack 693 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Variable speed limits changing to "advisory" on I-270, I-255 Tractor trailer accident kills one http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tractor-trailer-accident-kills-one <p>Driver struck a man trying to push a disabled car on the Chain of Rocks bridge</p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:53:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 80 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org