Installation of Crossover Cable Barrier - St. Charles and Lincoln County Missouri

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Cable Barriers need to be extended NORTH of the crossroads of Interstate 64/40 / I-70 to TROY to prevent future crossover accidents and future deaths and injuries. MODOT's response is insufficient funding, but NO LIFE should have a price on it.  St. Charles and Lincoln Counties have experienced a population boom. The amount of traffic and semis that travel on this stretch of highway has increased over the years. There are numerous residential developments in the works, only to add weight to this problem. This highway is known as "The Avenue of the Saints" - it carries traffic from St. Paul, MN <-----> St. Louis, MO. There are numerous "left exit / crossover" intersections. The current project slated for 2017 to improve the highway between HWY A [Wentzville Parkway] and Peine road DOES NOT include money to have barrier cables installed. All it takes is one person to have a heart attack on one side and crossover to kill someone on the other side. Its just not the "poor" drivers that cause crossover accidents. 

      "A cable barrier, sometimes referred to as guard cable or wire rope safety barrier (WRSB), is a type of roadside or median safety traffic barrier/guard rail. It consists of steel wire ropes mounted on weak posts. As is the case with any roadside barrier, its primary purpose is to prevent a vehicle from leaving the traveled way and striking a fixed object or terrain feature that is less forgiving than itself.[1] Also similar to most roadside barriers, cable barriers function by capturing and/or redirecting the errant vehicle. Because these barriers are relatively inexpensive, as opposed to concrete step barriers to install and maintain, and are very effective at capturing vehicles, their use is becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide. By far, the most popular use of the cable barrier system occurs in the medians of divided highways." Source: Wikipedia

 

I have personally been traveling this highway all 31 years of my life. I have seen too many wooden crosses placed on the side of the road. This is something that can NOT wait another day, month, or year. My husband and I have five kids together, that we travel on this highway with up to seven days a week - sometimes 1000-2000 miles a week between school, church, work and sports practices. No family should have to suffer a loss because of inadequate funding {thats a joke}. I personally came up on a motorcyclist on Black Friday 2014, at the intersection of McHugh Road and NB US-61, where I did CPR on a man who was most likely cut off by a crossover vehicle entering NB traffic. Please take the time to learn what a J-turn is, that may also save your life if you have to crossover traffic. Stay safe - God has called me to do this. 

 



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