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.
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.