Thursday, March 10, 2011

Speed Limits on I-270 to Become Advisory (But not Legal??)

More dollars down the drain with variable speed limit signs.

Missouri transportation officials have announced that a two-year experiment with variable speed limits on Interstate 270 in St. Louis has achieved limited success in reducing traffic congestion while transforming the road into one of the safer highways in the state. Maybe a better way to say this is the program basically has failed to achieve the targeted results - it's a failure.

Because of the results, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will now have advisory speeds on stretches of I-270. The signs will post a suggested speed between 55 mph and 10 mph, depending on traffic. Drivers will know when the speed is advisory when it is flashing on the sign.

And MoDOT thinks this will be a success? Their response 2 years from now will be comparable to their response now.  "It has achieved limited success."  Of course MoDOT will not say it failed.  Get real.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Hiway 270 is like a Race Track every day.

    It needs consistant speed limits, and much, much more enforecement.

    It is a dangerous place to be.