roadwork http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Taylor And Newstead Bridges Close On Monday Morning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/taylor-and-newstead-bridges-close-monday-morning <p></p><p>Monday morning the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will begin work on an $18 million project to replace four bridges over Interstate 64.</p><p>MoDOT will close both Taylor and Newstead bridges shortly after rush hour and they will remain closed until November.&nbsp;</p><p>MoDOT engineer Deanna&nbsp;Venker says in addition to relieving traffic congestion, the work will lay a foundation for economic development in the area.</p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:28:52 +0000 Tim Lloyd 8528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Taylor And Newstead Bridges Close On Monday Morning Months of roadwork coming to an end at Lambert http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/months-roadwork-coming-end-lambert <p>If you&rsquo;re dropping someone off at Lambert Airport Monday morning expect a welcome surprise.</p><p>Months of roadwork has been completed and detours in front of baggage claim at Lambert&rsquo;s Terminal 1 are coming to an end.</p><p>&ldquo;So, it&rsquo;s back to normal for our travelers as well as those picking up passengers,&rdquo; Airport Spokesman Jeff Lea said.</p><p>Passenger pickup and most of the of the ground transportation loading areas are back to normal, too.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4255 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Months of roadwork coming to an end at Lambert East-West Gateway says transportation plan will meet EPA standards http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-west-gateway-says-transportation-plan-will-meet-epa-standards <p>Last night the <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/">East-West Gateway Council of Governments</a> wrapped up a series of open houses for Missouri residents who have questions about the agency&rsquo;s $2 billion transportation plan.</p><p>Earlier this month the organization that oversees regional ground transportation projects released its <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/pdffiles/Library/trans/tip/FY2013-2016/FY2013-2016TIP-Draft.pdf">funding report</a> for the next three fiscal years.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 04:40:05 +0000 Tim Lloyd 3956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East-West Gateway says transportation plan will meet EPA standards Road rage victim calling for charges against shooter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/road-rage-victim-calling-charges-against-shooter <p>The attorney for a motorcyclist who was shot in a near-fatal case of road rage is asking the St. Charles County prosecutor to reconsider filing charges.</p><p>Robert Pedroli says the use of deadly force against his client, Keith Randell under the so-called &ldquo;Castle Doctrine&rdquo;, was never justified.</p><p>Pedroli is asking St. Charles County Prosecutor Jack Banas to reconsider <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/stcharles/no-charges-in-o-fallon-mo-road-rage-shooting/article_9b2c5fb9-bd12-52e4-8616-24ebc7929cc3.html">his decision</a> not to charge the shooter.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:31:56 +0000 Adam Allington & Sydney Miller 3893 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Road rage victim calling for charges against shooter MoDOT promises 24-hour turnaround on pothole complaints http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-promises-24-hour-turnaround-pothole-complaints <p>Warmer weather this month has the Missouri Department of Transportation zeroing in on St. Louis potholes. For the month of March, maintenance crews have pledged to respond to any pothole complaint within 24 hours.&nbsp;</p><p>Tom Blair, the assistant district engineer for MoDOT in St. Louis, said catching potholes now will make MoDOT&rsquo;s job easier down the road.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:12:17 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3194 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT promises 24-hour turnaround on pothole complaints Transportation commissioners to consider MoDOT restructuring plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transportation-commissioners-consider-modot-restructuring-plan <p>The <a href="http://modot.org/about/commission/index.htm">Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission</a> meets tomorrow to consider a proposal to restructure&nbsp;the <a href="http://modot.org/index.htm">Missouri Department of Transportation </a>(MoDOT)&nbsp;over the next five years.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The controversial plan calls for laying off 1,200 MoDOT workers, closing 135 facilities and selling off 740 pieces of equipment. Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:02:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1382 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transportation commissioners to consider MoDOT restructuring plan Quinn touts update to state road program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-touts-update-state-road-program <p>Gov. Pat Quinn says the state has to spend money to ensure Illinois has safe roads and bridges.</p><p>Quinn on Thursday announced the latest update to the state road program that includes improving more than 3,200 miles of roads and replacing or repairing 611 bridges over the next six years.</p><p>He says the timing of the announcement was tied to a law that requires the state to announce its long-term road program.</p><p>Construction costs are estimated at $11.5 billion for the extensive list of projects. Money for the road program will come from federal, state and local funds.</p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:10:39 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 910 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn touts update to state road program Mo. faces highway funding shortfall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-faces-highway-funding-shortfall <p>Missouri&#39;s transportation director says the state is nearing a crisis in highway funding and may have to turn away federal dollars unless it comes up with more of its own money for roads.</p><p>Department Director <a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/leadership/kevinkeith.htm">Kevin Keith</a> told The Associated Press on Monday the agency now believes it must make about $300 million in cost cuts to free up enough state money to match federal highway dollars over the next five years. The department last year had set a goal of $200 million of savings.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:41:41 +0000 The Associated Press 771 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. faces highway funding shortfall The year ahead for MoDOT http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/year-ahead-modot <P>Some major road projects will keep the <A href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/index.htm">Missouri Department of Transportation</A> and its contractors busy next year. But that all changes in 2012.</P> <P>In 2011, crews will complete a new ramp connecting Interstate 270 and Page Avenue, says Bill Schnell, MoDOT's assistant district engineer in the St. Louis area. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 13:08:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 185 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The year ahead for MoDOT St. Louis will see white Christmas, tips for snowy roads http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-will-see-white-christmas-tips-snowy-roads <p>The <a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Transportation</a> is asking motorists to stay off the roads if possible during the winter storm that's expected to hit on Christmas Eve.</p><p>We have more details on the storm and tips for your holiday drive. We'll also keep you updated on any major changes in the weather here as it develops, but for real-time weather information, see the Missouri Department of Transportation's real-time <a href="http://www.modot.org/tim/">traveler information map</a>.</p><p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 22:03:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 184 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis will see white Christmas, tips for snowy roads