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Transportation
2:03 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

MoDOT Makes St. Louis Roadway Alerts More User-Friendly

MoDOT provides maps of travel conditions, as well as alerts

The Missouri Department of Transportation is making its roadway alert system more customizable.

The Gateway Guide alerts travelers via email or text about road closures, lane closures, or traffic problems on particular roads.

The updated system lets users select specific sections of state roads or highways for their alerts. Users can also monitor routes based on the day of the week or time of day.

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Variable Speed Limits
3:09 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

MoDOT Removing Variable Speed Limit Signs On I-270

These signs on I-270 will be a thing of the past by the end of this month - MoDOT is removing the variable speed limits after five years.
(via Flickr/MoDOT Photos)

The Missouri Department of Transportation is ending its five-year experiment with variable speed limit signs on Interstate 270.

Crews began removing the 70 digital signs from along the highway Wednesday. The work should be done in about two weeks.

MoDOT installed the signs in 2008 as a way to get traffic to slow down if there was congestion ahead. For the first three years, the speed limits they posted were enforceable, but MoDOT made them advisory-only in 2011.

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Roadwork
1:53 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Driving In St. Louis This Weekend? Here's Where You Should Probably Avoid

Credit (via Flickr/Zahlm)

Update, 6:24 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. 

At 7:45 p.m. on Saturday evening, crews opened the westbound I-64 Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge.

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Work on various roadways will slow down St. Louis drivers this weekend. Here's a quick guide on what's happening:

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Traffic Information
4:25 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

MoDOT To End 511 Travel Info Service In St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it's ending the 511 traffic information line this weekend because of funding - but the same information is available on messahe boards like this one.
(via Flickr/MoDOTPhotos)

The Missouri Department of Transportation will end its phone-based traveler information service for the St. Louis area on Saturday because of funding problems.

The department launched the toll-free 511 service in 2007, just before work began on the reconstruction of Interstate 64. It enabled drivers to get up-to-the-minute traffic information about area roadways.

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Go! St. Louis races
1:46 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Race Weekend Means St. Louis Road Closures

(Via Flickr/Josiah Mackenzie)

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.

MoDOT will close the following ramps:

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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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Illinois Highway Work
4:43 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Another Section Of Illinois 255 Opens To Motorists

A map of the 255 project.
Illinois Department of Transportation

A new section of Illinois Route 255 near Godfrey is now open to motorists.

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.

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.

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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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Morning round-up
9:23 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Morning headlines: Sunday, July 15, 2012

(via Flickr/Indofunk Satish)

Some Missourians could soon have their criminal records expunged

Missourians could be able to get some criminal misdeeds expunged from their records.

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.

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.

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I-64 Repairs
2:52 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

MoDOT putting 'all they have' into I-64 repairs downtown

Planned resurfacing and painting work on I-64 in downtown St. Louis is ongoing.
(via Flickr/lordsutch)

Updated 1:04 p.m. June 26:

MoDOT confirms in a press release today that two lanes will be open to traffic tomorrow morning:

"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.  One lane on westbound I-64 will remain closed around the clock.  A second lane closes daily from 10 a.m. until 3 a.m. the next morning."

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