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.
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.
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.
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."