Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Activists meet around noon today at the office in Town and Country, located off Route 141 near Chesterfield.
Tea Party activists descended on an IRS office in west St. Louis County today to protest the scandal that has engulfed the agency. The protest came as hearings were held in Washington D.C. about the scandal in which the IRS targeted the tax exemption applications of Tea Party-affiliated groups for extra scrutiny. According to a report from Patch partner Fox 2, the group staged their demonstration at noon at an IRS office on Town and Country Commons Drive, near the Charter Communications building. The area is located off Highway 141 just east of Chesterfield. Several Tea Party groups in St. Louis have been posting about the event online and on Twitter, including pictures of today’s event. The IRS has formally apologized for the scandal, …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The governor was in town to mark the start of construction on a new, $150 million global headquarters for Reinsurance Group of America.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon stopped by Chesterfield Monday to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new, $150 million global headquarters for Reinsurance Group of America. The Fortune 500 business has been in Chesterfield since the early 1990s, located in a building on Timberlane Manor Parkway. Their new HQ will be next to Chesterfield City Hall on Swingley Ridge Road and will hold two five-story buildings joined by a two-story atrium when it is finished, a total of 405,000 square feet. On Monday, Nixon said the project represents an approximately $140 million investment into the local economy and shows that businesses consider Missouri a “safe and reliable place” to invest. RGA was founded 40 years ago and from those “humble …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis work zones for May 16-22.
The Senior PGA golf tournament comes to St. Louis and it will include road closures beginning next week. Route AB (Ladue Road) will be closed between Route 141 and Mason Road from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Tuesday, May 21 through Sunday, May 26. Mason Road will also be closed during these same hours and days from West Wailing to Ladue Road. The Missouri Department of Transportation will have lane closures on a few interstates this weekend. Two lanes will be closed on southbound I-170 at Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road) at 9 p.m. Friday, May 17 to perform preventative maintenance on the I-170 bridge over Route 180. Only one lane will remain open on southbound I-170. In addition, the ramp from southbound I-170 to Route 180 and the ramp…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation this week to get all of your traffic and road questions answered.
Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about traffic, road construction and more. That's why this week, we are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, May 17 between noon and 4 p.m. Get your questions ready and check back with Patch and MoDOT on Friday morning! Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the St. Louis Work zones for May 9-15.
MoDOT's maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound I-270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of Interstate 270 will have a rolling closure and potential stopped traffic for approximately…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The project will add the city logo and other features to the Chesterfield Airport Road Bridge being constructed over Highway 40, but the cost caused concerns among the city council's new members.
When the Missouri Department of Transportation finishes building the new Chesterfield Airport Road Bridge over Highway 40, it will bear several “aesthetic enhancements” courtesy of the city of Chesterfield. The city council has appropriated $221,000 for the work, which will install a “City of Chesterfield” logo on the walls facing oncoming traffic and add stains to the bridges barrier walls. Chesterfield Planning and Public Works Director Michael Geisel said it will be similar in appearance to the bridges over Route 141 on the east end of the city. However, the project earned the green light over the opposition of Chesterfield’s three newly elected council members, who said they were concerned about the cost of the project at a city …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis Work zones for May 2-8.
Missouri Department of Transportatation's maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound Interstate 270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of I-270 will have a rolling closure and potential …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The work is one of many infrastructure upgrades mandated by Chesterfield to handle the surge of shoppers expected when St. Louis Premium Outlets and Taubman Prestige Outlets open in August.
When Chesterfield’s two outlet malls open this August, the dueling retail centers will draw thousands of shoppers to the area and substantially increase the amount of cars flowing into Chesterfield Valley. Mitigating delays caused by the added traffic is a major challenge for the city and Chesterfield Director of Planning and Public Works Michael Geisel said drivers can expect to see some substantial infrastructure improvements. The most work will be done at the west end of the Valley around the St. Louis Premium Outlets site, which is part of the larger Blue Valley mixed-use development and is a 350,000 square-foot-complex with 85 stores. Geisel said the intersection of Olive Road and Chesterfield Airport Road will be relocated westwards…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Beginning Monday, MoDOT is closing the westbound Highway 40 exit ramp at Long Road for two weeks.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Missouri Department of Transportation released details of the Highway 40 ramp closure in the following news release. The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the westbound Interstate 64 exit ramp to Long Road in Chesterfield starting Monday, April 29 at 9 a.m. This is the ramp that goes over I-64 as part of the exit ramp, which will be closed for approximately two weeks. Crews will perform bridge maintenance work on the 45 year-old structure. This maintenance work is not part of the I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge Missouri River project. To detour around this closure, motorists traveling westbound I-64 can exit at Spirit Boulevard and take Chesterfield Airport Road …