Friday, August 24, 2012
Tractor trailer flat tire causes accident on Highway 40 in O'Fallon.
A 36-year-old Wentzville man was taken to a nearby hospital Thursday after he was involved in a two-car accident with a tractor trailer near the intersection of Highway 40 and Highway K. Clyde Lindemann was driving eastbound on Hwy. 40 when a nearby tractor trailer blew a tire. The debris from the blow out travelled into Lindemann's lane, which forced him to travel off the right side of the road, back onto the highway where it struck the trailer before traveling off the right side of the road again. Lindemann's car then overturned. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur by St. Charles County ambulance. No one else was injured in the incident. The accident backed up traffic for about an hour.
Friday, November 18, 2011
The Transportation for America report calling Missouri bridges the seventh worst in nation is much ado about nothing, according to MoDOT engineers.
- Joe Scott
Friday, November 18, 2011
A recent study ranked Missouri seventh worst in the United States for the overall condition of its bridges. But there’s no need to hold your breath while crossing bridges in the St. Louis region or throughout the state, said Mark Croarkin, a bridge maintenance engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation. “They included two categories in that list, bridges that are structurally deficient and bridges that are functionally obsolete,” Croarkin said. “There’s not necessarily any problems with bridges that are functionally obsolete.” Bridges by the numbers In the St. Louis region, 121 of the 180 bridges (see list in photo section) on the Transportation for America list were functionally obsolete, not structurally deficient. A list of …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MoDOT says there are certain times to avoid areas of Highway 40, including the stretch through Wentzville.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) said there are certain times to avoid areas of Highway 40, including the stretch through Wentzville. MoDOT staff reminds drivers that with kids out of school and families taking vacations, summer brings traffic flow changes and changes the worst travel times during the peak hours. To better understand area traffic, MoDOT traffic engineers conduct a monthly analysis of travel speeds. Most recently, they said there is increasing congestion on the stretch of Highway 40 from Route 94 in St. Charles County to Spoede Road in St. Louis County. This recent report focuses on eastbound travel from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and westbound travel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. In a news release, MoDOT issued the …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Accident occurred on Highway 40, east of Winghaven.
A Wentzville man was involved in a four-vehicle crash on June 24. The crash occurred at 8:43 a.m. on eastbound Highway 40, east of Winghaven Blvd. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all four vehicles were eastbound on Highway 40. A 2011 Ford Escape, driven by Amanda S. Smith, 31 Colorado Springs, CO, was in the far left lane. A 2006 Infiniti, driven by Forrest R. Neal, 43, Columbia, MO, struck the rear of the the Ford Escape which caused it to go off the left side of the road. The Escape then struck the cable median and overturned. The Infiniti continued eastbound and struck the rear of a 2000 Ford Sienna, driven by Adam M. Snarr, 28, Wentzville. The Infiniti then hit the rear of a 2011 Frieghtliner truck, driven by Mark S. …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Two westbound lanes will be closed each night this week.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has confirmed that it will close lanes on the westbound Daniel Boone Bridge over the Missouri River each night this week through June 3. Crews will close up to two lanes at the Route 40/61 bridge over the Missouri River each night, starting at 10 p.m., to complete maintenance work, weather permitting. All lanes will be reopen by 5 a.m. the next morning.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
East-West Gateway board is schedule to vote on funding June 29.
Funding to replace the Daniel Boone Bridge on Interstate 64 and Highway 40 over the Missouri River likely will be approved for final funding next month, according to an East-West Gateway Council of Governments official. “That project is in our Transportation Improvement Plan funding and MoDOT (Missouri Department of Transportation) has included it in their Transportation Improvement Plan,” said Jim Wild, senior manager for planning and programming at East-West Gateway. However, the funding still would have to be approved by the East-West Gateway Board of Directors, Wild said. The bridge funding will be on the board’s June 29 agenda. The new bridge would cost about $123.3 million, including $98.6 million in federal funds and $24.6 million …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
From Highway K to Interstate 70.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will raise the speed limit on a section of Route 40/61 in St. Charles County from 60 to 65 mph. The department will raise the limit on the route from Route K to Interstate 70, to more closely match speed limits on Interstate 70 in St. Charles County. Crews will start putting new signs along the corridor starting Thursday, March 24. The new speed limit will go into effect after the signs are installed and uncovered, which could be as early as Friday evening, March 25. “We have seen an increase in speeds along this section of roadway, primarily due to the improvements made to Route 40/61 as the department upgraded the corridor in St. Charles County to interstate status,” said Jim Gremaud, …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
MoDOT completing repairs from last year.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and its contractor, St. Louis Bridge, will close two lanes nightly on westbound Route 40/61 at the Daniel Boone Bridge over the Missouri River starting Tuesday, March 15, weather permitting. Crews will close the two left lanes at 11 p.m. nightly. The lanes should be reopened by 5 a.m. the following mornings. Crews will be completing repairs on the bridge started last year. Plan ahead to avoid work zones by calling 1-888-ASK-MODOT or visiting MoDOT's web site Travelers can get up-to-the-minute traffic information on interstates or major state routes by dialing 5-1-1 from most cell phones; if 5-1-1 isn’t available from your telephone, please dial 877-478-5511 (877-4STL-511).
Monday, January 10, 2011
Westbound lanes opened Sunday night.
Traffic is flowing freely into Wentzville this morning. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) reopened the westbound lanes of Highway 40 at the Missouri River (Daniel Boone Bridge) Sunday, hours ahead of schedule. The bridge was scheduled to reopen early Monday morning. Crews closed westbound Route 40/61 at Long Road in Chesterfield and all access to St. Charles County from Highway 40/61, at 8 p.m. Friday. During the closure, crews were working to reset bearings on the bridge. Access to St. Charles County using I-70, Route 364 and Route 370 remained open during the closure. The preventative maintenance work was needed to ensure that the 1930s-era Boone Bridge remains safe for the 75,000 vehicles which use it daily, according …