Tuesday, February 7, 2012
National Weather Service predicts light snow and freezing rain beginning Tuesday night.
Freezing rain and light snow is expected to hit O'Fallon Tuesday night. According to the St. Louis National Weather Service, rain and snow are likely to start before midnight, then a possible mix of freezing drizzle between midnight and 3 a.m. The St. Charles County area is under a Hazardous Weather Outlook. According to the National Weather Service, slick spots will be possible on elevated roads. O'Fallon Director of Public Relations Tom Drabelle said the city streets department will begin monitoring streets at 8 p.m. this evening. O'Fallon crews will pre-treat with salt on bridges and other key locations. You can monitor the snowy road conditions in O'Fallon on Twitter at @OFallonSnow.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
MoDOT and O'Fallon crews are on hand for the freezing rain and snow that may fall across the St. Louis area.
The Missouri Department of Transportation tells Patch its crews have been pretreating roads in preparation for the wintry mix predicted to hit St. Louis and surrounding areas Wednesday. "They are putting down salt as needed. We have been pre-treating so we were ready for the morning rush hour. Now our game plan is to be prepared for the evening rush hour in case it goes into that," MoDOT Spokesperson Kara Price tells Patch. "Our crews came in about four this morning to make sure we were on top of this storm." According to the National Weather Service, light snow, sleet and rain is forecasted for the area. KMOV is reporting Wednesday's weather and freezing temperatures may cause a potentially dangerous situation and icy roads. What is …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The city website provides answers to frequently asked questions about snow removal in the area.
Friday, October 21, 2011
MoDOT announces that Kisker Road at Route 94 will open before evening rush today.
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Fred Weber, Inc., will be reopening Kisker Road at Route 94 before evening rush on Friday, October 21. Traffic will be connected to both the north and south outer roads at Kisker Road and Route 94. Crews will begin construction of the Central School Road bypass the week of October 24. Central School Road will be closed to traffic in early November. Detours for the Central School Road closure will be announced in the near future. This work is part of the second phase of the Route 364 project between Harvester Road and Mid Rivers Mall Drive.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Capital Improvement plan includes Page extension, Mid Rivers Mall, Arena Parkway and traffic signal improvements.
- Joe Scott
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Smoother flowing traffic for those crossing the Missouri River, on Interstate 70 and Highway 364 is key to several projects listed in the St. Charles County’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Road repair, maintenance and construction makes up $180 million of the 249.6 million in projects from 2012 through 2015 designated in the CIP. The St. Charles County Council approved the CIP, a five-year capital improvement planning tool, at their Aug. 29 meeting. Some of the more immediate transportation projects in 2012 will be the Gateway Greenlight project, said Transportation Director John Greifzu. “We’ll be working diligently to coordinate the various signalized intersections in St. Charles County,” Greifzu said. “We’re targeting Mexico Road, …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
MoDOT's plan to save $512 million by making job, facility and budget cuts is approved. The necessary changes are already taking place.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) plan to cut staff, facilities and equipment in an effort to save the department $512 million. MoDOT presented the plan to the commission on May 4 and it was approved Wednesday. Read Previous Story: Transportation Funding Crisis Blamed For MoDOT Cuts For the most part, the approved version of the plan is what was presented in May: reduce the size of staff by 1,200, close 135 facilities and sell more than 740 pieces of equipment. MoDOT Director Kevin Keith said that by 2015, this plan will not only save the department $512 million, but it will save the department $117 million annually, which will be used for road and bridge …
Monday, March 28, 2011
The county executive also criticizes TIF projects, stresses county will live within its means while providing vital services.
How did St. Charles County government manage to achieve a 3.6-percent poverty rate according to the 2010 Census--a feat achieved by just a handful of counties nationwide? They didn’t--St. Charles County residents achieved that, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said. Ehlmann was speaking during the State of St. Charles County address Monday morning. The event was televised live on SCCMO-TV and will be available on the county’s website. “In most cases, if you work a job, pay your bills, keep your kids in school, and both parents are involved in raising children, your chances of ending up in poverty are greatly reduced,” Ehlmann said. The county grew by 27 percent to 360,485 residents, surpassing the City of St. Louis for the first …