streets

Snow Storms
1:42 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Winter Storms Blow Into Government Coffers

Winter storms come with a price tag.
(Missouri Department of Transportation/Facebook)

This year’s array of snowstorms kept governmental entities across Missouri busy plowing roads. It hasn't been cheap to keep streets clear.  And the expense is expected to go up as winter storms continue their blitz across the St. Louis area and the Show Me State.

To understand just how much more expensive this winter is than previous years, Missouri Department of Transportation’s Elizabeth Wright provides some perspective.  She says it’s cost the state around $40 million to plow snow off state roads so far. But MoDOT spends on average $42 million every year.

Read more
Under the Streets
6:25 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Past meets present in hidden world under St. Louis streets

(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

When a 20-inch steam pipe buried 15 feet under the streets of St. Louis burst two weeks ago, most people focused on the potential health hazards in what was blown skyward.

But the blast got St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann thinking - what’s under the streets that we don’t know about until it’s revealed?

This is what she found out.

Read more
King Day street closures
4:12 pm
Sat January 14, 2012

King Day march will close downtown, midtown streets on Monday

(via Flickr/Be.Futureproof)

If you're planning to be in downtown St. Louis for the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up or other events on Monday, you'll need to take note of the following road closures for the Martin Luther King Day march.

Closures along the route will begin at 10:30 a.m. Assembly for the parade, which goes from the Old Courthouse to Powell Symphony Hall, begins at 11 a.m. at the Courthouse, and marchers will step off at 11:30 a.m.

The route is as follows:

Read more
Winter weather
4:38 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Region gears up for first wintery blast

MoDOT snowplows are ready to go as the region prepares for its first winter storm of the season.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Three weeks into the winter season, and the weather forecast is just now starting to feel like it, with snow and falling temperatures in the forecast.

Read more