ST. LOUIS - Last year, the Missouri Department of Transportation made significant improvements to state roadways throughout Franklin County. These improvements included major renovations and upgrades to some of the busiest roads in these areas.
•·Route 100 Resurfacing: MoDOT resurfaced the pavement for a smoother driving surface on Route 100 from Route KK in Franklin County to the City of Hermann in Gasconade County. Edgeline rumble strips were also added on Route 100 from Route KK to the eastern side of New Haven in order to improve safety for motorists. Sidewalks in the City of New Haven were improved to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
•·Route 47 Resurfacing: MoODT resurfaced the pavement on Route 47 from the Missouri River Bridge in Franklin County to south of Route 100 for a smoother driving surface. Also, the sidewalks in this area were improved to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Right turn movements at the Route 47 and Route 100 intersection were modified to reduce right angle crashes. MoDOT also completed pavement repairs and resurfaced portions of the pavement on Route 100 from Route KK to Washington Heights Drive (east of Route 47).
•·Route 30 Safety Improvements: MoDOT made several safety improvements on Route 30 from the St. Louis County line to Routes B/NN in Jefferson County. They include, acceleration and deceleration lanes, off-set turn lanes, intersection lighting and signal modifications. MoDOT opened and completed the crossover work on this corridor that will increase safety and improve traffic flow. A travel time system is currently under construction and is expected to be complete by May 2013.
"We've made some extensive improvements to our interchanges along busy routes and replaced important bridges to help improve safety and traffic congestion for motorists' commutes. We'll have more projects coming up in 2013; for instance, widening Route 100 from Route 47 to High Street in Washington," said Judy Wagner, MoDOT's Area Engineer for Franklin and Jefferson Counties.
Wagner added, "We will also be focusing on improving our minor roads, such as making some curve improvements and adding shoulders where possible on Routes W and FF in Jefferson County. We will also perform bridge rehabilitation work on Route H over Big River. We'll be talking to residents and commuters throughout the area over the next few months to see what transportation improvements they feel are needed to keep them on the move for the future."