Welcome to Highway 40 Insight!

Welcome to Highway 40 Insight, a web site devoted to St. Louisians’ favorite road construction project!

Kingshighway Intersection

This site provides you with an independent viewpoint on the Highway 40 project and an opportunity for you to discuss the road work — or vent if you so choose. I hope to provide you interesting articles outside of the standard traffic reports and lane closure updates, touching on topics we all think about while driving on Highway 40. I mean, don’t you ever wonder why can’t people stay in their lane when the lane shifts?

I also plan on analyzing both the current construction and designs for the new highway. Special features on this site include:

  • Predictions — Using my total lack of traffic engineering knowledge, I will stake my highly honed reputation on bold predictions of just how well traffic will flow post-construction. Will backups on Highway 40 really disappear when the project is complete? What about all those new bridges and on-ramps — how well will they work?
  • Intersection Analysis — Relying on the mantra of air traffic controllers — “safe, orderly, efficient” — I will provide a scorecard of each new intersection along the construction route, rating it on those three criteria. Is it really safe? Will traffic flow orderly or will it be chaos? And, most important to many drivers, will it be more efficient than the old design?
  • Alternate Routes – This feature will give you an opportunity to weigh in on your favorite way to bypass the construction. In addition to looking at just how to get from Clayton to Town-and-Country, “Alternate Routes” will examine topics just a little off the beaten path.

Just to be clear, Highway 40 Insight is not: another traffic reporting site, a listing of lane closures, or MoDOT-sponsored. There’s plenty of sites to get official traffic and construction information, but only one site with a unique perspective that allows you to contribute to the conversation.

So, again, welcome, and I’ll see you on the road.

This entry was posted on Friday, June 15th, 2007 at 8:50 am and is filed under General. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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