Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis work zones for April 25-May 1.
MoDOT's bridge maintenance crews will be closing the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 64 to Long Road beginning April 29 at 9 a.m. This ramp goes over I-64 as part of the exit ramp. It will be closed for approximately two weeks. To detour around this closure, motorists traveling on westbound I-64 can exit at Spirit Boulevard and take Chesterfield Airport Road to Long Road. The entrance ramp from Long Road to eastbound I-64 will remain open while the bridge work is being completed on the westbound exit ramp. Blasting operations on southbound I-270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., weather permitting. Both directions of I-270 will have a rolling closure and potential stopped traffic for approximately 15 minutes. Motorists …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The trail connects Ladue, Clayton, Olivette and University City.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Republican senators Brian Nieves and John Lamping will host an event tonight featuring several speakers on the "Common Core" standards--what they are calling a federal takeover of education.
Missouri Senators from West County are bringing their campaign to stop the implementation of national education standards in Missouri called “Common Core” to Chesterfield City Hall. Republican Sen. Brian Nieves and John Lamping, both Republicans, are hosting an event at 7 p.m. Thursday that will also feature speakers from Common Core opposition groups. Nieves represents Missouri’s 26th district, which covers parts of West St. Louis County, including Wildwood, Eureka and Chesterfield, and Franklin County. Lamping represents the 24th district, which covers parts of west-central St. Louis County, including Creve Coeur, Ladue, Frontenac, Olivette and Clayton. Earlier this year, Lamping filed SB 210, a bill that would prohibit the state from …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Developer will appear before the Ladue Zoning Board May 6 for Relief.
The Colonial MarketPlace in Ladue is nearly 80 percent occupied. The parking lot is striped and finished. Flowers and fences are in place. One thing is missing: the signs above the store doors. Seems that the developers the DESCO Group wants to put in 25-foot signs and the Ladue ordinance calls for 12 foot maximums. The matter will be discussed at the next Ladue Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) at city hall on Monday, May 6 at 4 p.m. At that time, both sides will state their cases and a decision will be expected to be made. "They are asking for a varience to this ordinance, that's it," said Ladue's Administrator Mike Woolridge. "As part of our rebranding of Colonial Marketplace (CMP), we would like a consistent sign package for all our …
“Today in Missouri, a worker can be fired just for being gay. This policy is not only unjust, but also makes bad economic sense," Clint Zweifel says.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The trail connects Olivette, University City, Ladue and Clayton.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on the St. Louis work zones for April 18-24.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the ramp from Pine Street to westbound Interstate 64 at 9 a.m., Thursday as part of the Jefferson Avenue bridge closure. The Jefferson Avenue bridge over I-64 will close on Friday morning at 1 a.m., for approximately three months. Motorists can use Compton Avenue, 18th Street and 14th Street to detour around the closure. MoDOT will close all lanes on I-64 in both directions between Hampton and Jefferson this weekend starting at 8 p.m., Friday. Entrance ramps to eastbound I-64 will be closed from McCausland to Ewing avenues. In addition, entrance ramps to westbound I-64 will be closed from Broadway to Grand avenues. All lanes and ramps on I-64 will reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, except for the…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Safety device on big rig trucks is causing sleep loss among residents near the highway.
According to Wikipedia, Jacobs Brake is a compression release engine brake, frequently called a Jake brake or Jacobs brake; a mechanism installed on some diesel engines. When activated, it opens exhaust valves in the cylinders after the compression cycle, releasing the compressed air trapped in the cylinders, and slowing the vehicle. Although Jake brake properly refers to the Jacobs brand of engine brakes, the term has become a genericized trademark and is often used to refer to engine brakes or compression release engine brakes in general, especially on large vehicles or heavy equipment. The home owners in Frontenac Estates adjacent to I-64/40 are often aroused from their sleep with that loud, booming acoustics sound from tracks on their …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
At same time, Fire Department is closer to finding a project manager for new construction.
Not since the 1990s has the Ladue Police had a target range to sharpen and maintain their shooting skills. Chief Rich Wooten took care of that by putting an upgrade into the City of Ladue Capital budget. The city council approved the purchase of target retrieval system with Action Target for $24,265.00. The Ladue Police have a range in the basement level of their building at the city hall complex. This range is 25 yards in length and provides the proper and safe facility so the officers can maintain and upgrade their side arms shooting skills. “Our officers shoot at targets at different distances,” said Ladue’s chief Rich Wooten. Action Target was the only company who meet the requirements and were the only bidder for the project. Roads, …
Tom O'Brien welcomed to the Board of Aldermen.
Tuesday night was one of pomp and ceremony in Frontenac. With the April 2 election certified, Mayor Keith Krieg took the oath once more as mayor of the city. At the same time, John O'Connell and Bud Guest were sworn in again, and Tom O'Brien became a new member, representing Ward III. O'Brien defeated 8-year-veteran John Levis who was not in attendance at the meeting. Members praised their departing fellow member. "John (Levis) was a vocal and active member and contributed a great deal over eight years," said Mayor Krieg. Krieg mentioned that Levis' famous quote "Using an elephant gun to kill a flea" will however likely be retired. Council member Tom Hizar too thanked Levis for his dedicated service to the city. Thursday, Patch will …