Will they ever improve hwy N ?
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common cents

Wentzville, MO

#41 Jan 23, 2013
Thats more than i have ever gotten out Senators Rupp or Dolan ( and Sen. Dolan sat on the senate road appropriation commitee for years ) yes i have been talking to officials that far back and have only got lip service. It is out of this frustration that i am airing this out on a open forum , maybe this will get attention of some of our elected officials to address this dangerous section of road. Keep up the good fight "concerned" maybe in time ,if they keep dumping rock it will one day turn into a 3' wide shoulder.
common cents

Wentzville, MO

#42 Jan 23, 2013
A little bit of history : Back 6-8 years ago Modot held a meeting at the country store and pulled out plans ( at a cost of 250,000 i believe ) to straighten out Hwy N's dangerous double curve and to bring deullo road staight down as a feeder road much like bryan rd. Never really heard what happened to that , dont think the developer (berkamper) or land owner next to the development were willing to give up any land.... ended being a waste of alot taxpayer money for nothing. Who are this Modot officials anyway ,do they answer to anybody ? Or better yet do they listen to the people who make their paychecks possible ?
Concerned

Saint Peters, MO

#43 Jan 24, 2013
A little history remember the intersection of I 270 at 170 we referred to it as the Devils Triangle. With a meeting with Hassenger I became a liaison with MoDoT on the reconstruction. Hassinger asked me not to refer to the intersection as the Devils Trianlge it was not good for public opinion. When the new project was completed with the many fly over ramps installed he asked again my opinion as to the development. I replied it is no longer the Devils Triangle we have renamed it the SCREAMING EAGLE due the fly over ramps and curves.
If you also remember the suggested speed limit on 270 from the JB bridge to the Clark agin I told Hassinger that it was crazy to change the speed limit on the highway. He said they received a Million dollar grant from the Feds for reducing the limits on 270 electronically. It was crazy, now they have again realized they were wrong after 2 million invested and it became a suggested speed limit because the Police did not back the craziness of MoDoT, and we're against he change. So much for the past I can only bring pressure where I need it to go AND I AM NOT GIVING UP ON N.
Help

Ballwin, MO

#44 Jan 26, 2013
Where's does Summers Rd connect to Hwy Z? I thought Summers Road connected N and DD? Just curious
duh

United States

#45 Feb 14, 2013
They're talking about hwy N ,from Sommers to hwy Z !
common cents

Wentzville, MO

#46 Apr 4, 2013
Another wreck today on hyw N and LSL blvd. How do these so called leaders and officials at MODOT sleep at night knowing this roads a piece of shit while they do nothing about it.....unbelievable .....
Hwy N - SOS-II

Old Monroe, MO

#47 May 29, 2013
For Hwy N information, please visit our Facebook Page Shoulders fOr Safety - Phase II (SOS-II) which is a grassroots effort formed in August 2011 consisting of concerned citizens wanting road improvements to Hwy N. MODOT has recommended upgrades to Hwy N. Hwy N. SOS-II was on the news twice today, May 29, 2013 on KMOX 1120AM Radio & KMOV Channel 4 News.

ST. CHARLES, MO (KMOX)- A Facebook campaign to upgrade an eleven mile stretch of Highway N in St. Charles County may be paying off.

Calling it a death trap with accidents up by 480 percent in the past ten years, the group Shoulders for Safety, representing parents and concerned citizens, says the time has come for major repairs.

“It needs to be completely resurfaced,” group spokesperson Crissy Holmes said.“We want shoulders, we want it to be regular-sized, 12 feet, center line rumble strips, shoulder rumble strips, and maybe additional turn lanes in those high peak areas.”

Currently, Highway N between Sommers Road and Highway T has no shoulders, uneven pavement, is too narrow, and runs past five schools, Holmes says.

“It has increased traffic in the fastest-growing city and school district in the state of Missouri and there’s been no upgrade,” she added.

Recently, a 23-year-old Wentzville man who could not negotiate a curve and over-corrected was killed on the stretch.

Holmes believes the group’s Facebook page has made a difference. The Missouri Department of Transportation has already recommended the upgrade and is currently in the public comment phase before the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission considers it.

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/05/29/st-cha...

Highway N in Lake St. Louis is a narrow, two-lane road with no shoulders or turn lanes despite extensive development on each side.
Perhaps most concerning are the five schools along the stretch of work with another one on the way.
“I’ve always thought whenever you have schools you have the young drivers,” said Lake St. Louis resident Nancy Young.“It’s not just the school busses, it’s the high school kids and I’ve always felt concern for that.”
MoDOT also recognizes the danger, noting Highway N has been a problem for years.
“10, 11-foot lanes with absolutely no shoulder,” said MoDOT engineer Tom Evers.“So when a car leaves the roadway it’s very difficult for them to get back on the roadway.”
The most recent accident happened just weeks ago when a 23-year-old from Wentzville went off the road, overcorrected and hit a tree.
He died at the scene.
“There’s just a lot more cars out there than there were five to 10 years ago and we’ve recognized that and we need to take action,” Evers said.
It’s finally happening thanks in part to the group Shoulders for Safety.
The group has been pushing MoDOT to make changes and now plans are finally in the works.
If approved in July, MoDOT will add shoulders to parts of Highway N next summer.

http://www.kmov.com/news/editors-pick/MoDOT-t...
School

Marthasville, MO

#48 Jun 4, 2013
Ok.....Highway N is to become the outer road for the page expansion. Way back in the planning (say 5 yrs ago)!MODOT did not have the funds to improve hyw N so Ofallon fronted the funds for improvements. MODOT agreeded to future reimbursements. The bottom line is, when the expansion is completed to hyw 40 The traffic on N will be reduced and that will solve the problem. Sooo....you all should stop complaining and be thankful for the traffic relief we Have benefited from for the past few years.
read

Wright City, MO

#49 Jun 4, 2013
Not even talking about that section of road
School

Marthasville, MO

#50 Jun 4, 2013
I know what you are talking about. Ofallon funded the eary building of the road that runs parrellel to N to alleviate traffic load on N. We would still be waiting for Modot. It is still congested, but not near as bad as it would be. The current N will become the North outer road, the newer road will become the south outer road. When the expansion is complete the problem will be solved.
common cents

Wright City, MO

#51 Jun 5, 2013
We are talking about the section of Hyw N west of Hyw 64-40 not east of 64-40
WOW

Wentzville, MO

#52 Mar 20, 2014
This road is maxed out ! Why dont they improve it ? Any so-called leaders read this board ,id like to hear answer....
bobby

Wentzville, MO

#55 Apr 7, 2014
just sayin wrote:
Thanks to s.o.s.......no thanks to modot who took way too long to respond to this overloaded road....no thanks to state senators Dolan and Rupp who were totally useless in this process as well as the leaders in lsl,ofallon and O'Fallon !
and all it took was a group of made moms, lol
real

Kansas City, MO

#56 Apr 11, 2014
Do we really need to argue like children about this? The fact is, this road is incredibly dangerous. On both ends. On may 15th 2013, Bobby Taylor, died on hwy N. That is just one life I know of, it effects me. There have been many other people who have lost their lives on this road. Their are no shoulders on this road, and the speed limit is too high for a road with so many twists and turns. Ww dont need to fight about these things people. We need to take a stand, and try to make a change. Before someone else you love loses their life on this road.
Concerned

Warrenton, MO

#57 Apr 13, 2014
The problem is west of I-64 from Sommers Road, School said that the Hwy N project making it an outer road of 64 will fix the problem, but he's/she on the wrong side of the highway. Keep up the pressure on MoDoT, they eventually respond.
Several years ago MoDoT received federal money to establish a temporary speed limit on Hwy 270 from Jeferson Barracks bridge to 367. The MoDoT engineers were given the authority to change the speed limit from 60 mph to 40 mph depending on the traffic conditions. The police agencies involved were solicited to enforce this change. This was met well by police administrators not familiar with the variety of problems that this would create. The rank and file police officers responded by not enforcing this speed limit with any great number.
As a result even when told this program would fail MoDoT engineer Ed Hassinger insisted that this was tha way to go. Everyone now knows it was a multi million dollar mistake by MoDoT.
MoDoT is notorious for wasting money, another example is the State placing mile markers every 2/10 of mile along interstates to the tune of millions of dollars. There are many more wastes of our dollars that I know of, that we're not spent for safety reasons.
just sayin

Foristell, MO

#58 Apr 14, 2014
Concerned wrote:
The problem is west of I-64 from Sommers Road, School said that the Hwy N project making it an outer road of 64 will fix the problem, but he's/she on the wrong side of the highway. Keep up the pressure on MoDoT, they eventually respond.
Several years ago MoDoT received federal money to establish a temporary speed limit on Hwy 270 from Jeferson Barracks bridge to 367. The MoDoT engineers were given the authority to change the speed limit from 60 mph to 40 mph depending on the traffic conditions. The police agencies involved were solicited to enforce this change. This was met well by police administrators not familiar with the variety of problems that this would create. The rank and file police officers responded by not enforcing this speed limit with any great number.
As a result even when told this program would fail MoDoT engineer Ed Hassinger insisted that this was tha way to go. Everyone now knows it was a multi million dollar mistake by MoDoT.
MoDoT is notorious for wasting money, another example is the State placing mile markers every 2/10 of mile along interstates to the tune of millions of dollars. There are many more wastes of our dollars that I know of, that we're not spent for safety reasons.
Modot finally last week said they are upgrading Hwy N this summer....all it took was a ( SOS) group of madd moms.
Concerned

Warrenton, MO

#59 Apr 14, 2014
You are so right "just sayin" they do kneel to public pressure
buttho

United States

#60 May 6, 2014
just sayin wrote:
<quoted text> Modot finally last week said they are upgrading Hwy N this summer....all it took was a ( SOS) group of madd moms.
About fn time modot !

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