Sunday, March 17, 2013
The next stage of the study is to do an environmental study of the corridor.
The Interstate 270 North Corridor study is ramping up to enter its next stage. Larry Welty, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) North County area engineer for the project, said that the negotiations with an agency to perform an environmental study is currently ongoing, which moves plans to possibly renovate the stretch of highway in the next few years. For the past couple of years, residents have had the opportunity to voice concerns and problems with the I-270 corridor, stretching from Route 367 to McDonnell Boulevard. Problems have involved traffic congestion and daily backups along the roadway. From those public meetings, Welty said that a couple of alternative solutions, which includes one-way outer road or two-way outer …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday's winter storm dropped several inches of snow and sleet on the Hazelwood-area, which meant some drivers were stuck on the highways for hours.
What once took 20 minutes took longer than two hours. That's the situation some Hazelwood-area residents found themselves in driving home during Thursday's snow storm. Thursday's winter storm dropped several inches of snow and sleet on nearby highways and interstates, which wreaked havoc on folks looking to get home early from work. Many of St. Louis' major highways were at a standstill for most of Thursday afternoon. Trapped in that gridlock were a few Hazelwood residents. "Took two hours... normally takes me 20 minutes," said Chris Charboneau, a fan of Hazelwood Patch's Facebook page. "(Highway 40) west was a mess. I detoured to Ballas to Ladue to 270." Other were lucky enough to leave work early. "Took Lindbergh from Page to …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Shoulder paving work will slow down traffic in the morning on the southbound side of the road.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will temporarily close the ramp from southbound Lindbergh Boulevard to eastbound I-270 in Hazelwood on Wednesday, Nov. 28, to complete shoulder paving work. Crews will close the ramp at 9:30 a.m., and will re-open it by 12:30 p.m. To detour around the closure, motorists can continue on southbound Lindbergh Boulevard and make a U-turn at the stoplight signal at Fee Fee Hills Drive. Once on northbound Lindbergh Boulevard, drivers can take the ramp to eastbound I-270, according to MoDOT. Motorists will experience delays during this work and are encouraged to use alternate routes, according to MoDOT. Plan ahead -- for ways to avoid work zones, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT or visit their website at …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Both work zones were originally scheduled to be completed by 5 a.m. Monday, but MoDOT contractors completed ahead of schedule on Sunday.
For some Mondays tend to start off a bit rough, but one high note this Monday will be no traffic due to scheduled Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) work zones. MoDOT closed the left lane of eastbound Interstate 270 between Lindbergh Boulevard and Interstate 170 Friday. The closing of this stretch of highway, which goes through Hazelwood, began at 9 p.m. Friday, and was scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. A MoDOT statement issued Sunday afternoon stated that the work zones on both northbound Interstate 170 between Scudder and Frost, and the work zone on eastbound I-270 between Lindbergh Boulevard and Interstate 170 were completed ahead of schedule.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The change is effective Thursday the variable 60 mph speed limit will change to variable "advisory" speeds.
Last week, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced a change in speed limits on Interstate 270. Changes began June 10 that made the variable speed limit signs on I-270 advisory only. The signs were changed to indicate 60 mph all the time. This week the crews are changing the sign around the digital board to be an advisory yellow with black lettering. The words will change to say, "Advisory Speed When Flashing." The signs were put in place three years ago, but their impact on traffic congestion was minimal, a study determined. The signs did cut down on accidents along the interstate though, making it the safest highway in the St. Louis metro area, as noted in a previous Patch article. The changes were announced in …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The speed limit of 60 miles per hour will be used in most areas, and advisory speed limits will be used for safety.
There may be a change in traffic during rush hour when driving on Interstate 270 through Hazelwood. Changes began Friday that would make the variable speed limit signs on Interstate 270 advisory only. The signs were put in place three years ago, but their impact on traffic congestion was minimal, a study determined. The signs did cut down on accidents along the interstate though, making it the safest highway in the St. Louis metro area, as noted in a previous Patch article. The changes were announced in March. Advisory speed limits will not be enforced, but are instead meant for safety. They will display speeds from the 60-mph limit, to 10 mph, depending on the amount of traffic. "The advisory speed limit is similar to having advisory …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Open house presentation gives residents, officials opportunity to discuss improvements to interstate, which passes through Hazelwood.
North County residents received the first opportunity of several to give their opinions and ideas to the Missouri Department of Transportation for the Interstate 270 study on Thursday at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. For the next year, MoDOT will gather comments and ideas from officials, residents and groups on how to improve the I-270 corridor from McDonnell Boulevard to Highway 367. MoDOT area engineer for North County Larry Welty, along with several other agency representatives, spoke to residents and area officials during the open-house formatted presentation about the corridor and the possibilities of improvement. Florissant resident Bill Gierse has commuted on I-270 for the past 12 years for his job in …