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5:55 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Work On Health Benefits For MoDOT Workers & State Troopers Continues

A recent meeting of the special committee reviewing health insurance benefits for MoDOT workers and State Troopers.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A special committee of transportation officials is still reviewing the amount of money MoDOT workers and State Troopers pay for health insurance.

Most of the committee members are leaning towards a proposal from the Highway Patrol, which would have the state pay 60 percent of the cost and the individual employee or retiree 40 percent.  Rudy Farber is chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.  He says under the current system, the amount of coverage a worker pays varies based on numerous factors.

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Blanchette Bridge Roadwork
3:22 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

First Day Of Blanchette Bridge Closure Goes Smoothly

A MoDOT diagram of the highway configuration during the Blanchette Bridge project.
(St. Louis Public Radio photo)

This morning marked the first rush hour since all westbound lanes of the Blanchette Bridge were closed late yesterday afternoon for a year-long construction project.

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Blanchette Bridge project preparation
4:42 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

St. Charles Prepares For Blanchette Bridge Congestion

A MoDOT diagram of the highway configuration during the Blanchette Bridge project.
(St. Louis Public Radio photo)

St. Charles city officials are hoping the year-long Blanchette Bridge roadwork that starts this weekend won’t have too much of a negative impact on its stores, casino and restaurants . 

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Poplar Street Bridge
3:27 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Illinois OK's Funding For Poplar Street Bridge Changes

Gov. Pat Quinn has promised $25 million for Illinois's share of upgrades to the Poplar Street Bridge.
via Flickr/binkle_28

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has promised his state's share of the $80 million needed to widen and upgrade the Poplar Street Bridge.

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Weekend road closures
2:23 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Bridge Work, Races, Mean Weekend Closures In St. Louis City

(via Flickr/Zahlm)

Got plans to travel to downtown St. Louis this weekend? Watch out for lane and road closures.


In addition to lane closures on the Blanchette Bridge, 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. The lanes will remain closed until noon on Sunday.

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Poplar Street Bridge
5:13 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

East-West Gateway Signs Off On Poplar Street Bridge Upgrades

The Poplar Street Bridge.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments has signed off on a set of upgrades to the Poplar Street Bridge.

The improvements include a two-lane ramp from northbound I-55 and the addition of a fifth eastbound lane to the bridge.

Jim Wild is the Assistant Executive Director at East-West. He says the way the bridge is currently constructed leads to daily traffic backups.

"As you go eastbound on I-64, we drop from 3 lanes down to two lanes, and then it increases to 4 lanes over the bridge and that creates a choke point," Wild said.

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MoDOT worker killed
5:34 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

1st MoDOT worker killed in Mo. since Move Over law expanded last month

Clifton Scott, 50, at a ceremony on Sept. 17th, 2012, recognizing his 15 years as a MoDOT employee. He was killed four days later on I-70 in Independence while working at the scene of a 4-vehicle crash.
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A Missouri Department of Transportation worker was killed on the job early this morning in the Kansas City area.


Clifton Scott, 50, is the first MoDOT worker killed in the line of duty since Missouri's Move Over law was expanded last month to include Dept. of Transportation employees and vehicles.  He was one of two MoDOT workers who responded during pre-dawn hours to a four-vehicle crash on I-70 in Independence.  Scott was placing cones on the highway to re-route traffic around 2:50 a.m. when he was struck by another vehicle.  Scott died at the scene, and the driver who struck him was seriously injured after crashing into Scott's truck.  Chris Redline is an engineer with MoDOT’s Kansas City office.

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Traffic troubles in downtown St. Louis
3:12 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Traffic troubles in downtown St. Louis this weekend

The Poplar Street Bridge near downtown St. Louis
(Creative Commons photo)

People trying to get into downtown St. Louis this weekend will again have some traffic issues to deal with. 


For the second straight week, the Missouri Department of Transportation will shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 64 from the Poplar Street Bridge to 21stStreet. In addition, the Broadway, 10thStreet and 14thStreet entrance ramps will also be shut down. MoDOT crews are still replacing the driving surface on the double-deck, elevated highway.

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I-70 roadwork prepares for Blanchette project
5:05 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

I-70 roadwork a preview for Blanchette shutdown


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Motorists on Interstate 70 will get a little taste - starting this weekend - of what life will be like when the westbound lanes of the busy Blanchette Bridge are closed in November.

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I-64 downtown
4:48 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Westbound I-64 through downtown will open by Thursday

All lanes and ramps on I-64 westbound through downtown will open by Friday. Pavement work on the eastbound side will lead to lane closures in that direction until Nov. 1, 2012.
(via Flickr/lordsutch)

Drivers coming into St. Louis from Illinois are about to get some relief from a summer of traffic congestion.

At least one lane of the double-deck structure that takes Interstate 64 through downtown has been closed through the spring and summer as crews replaced the driving surface.  Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will start removing the concrete barriers from the westbound lanes of I-64 through downtown tonight. All of the lanes and ramps should be open by Friday morning.

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