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    Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
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    June 27, 2014

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    Frank K

    The bottle necks on I-44/I-55 exits on the Missouri side are more of a hindrance than anything else. MDOT is finally going to make the exit curves more gradual which might help the traffic flow. Most people do not head North of the city, so the Stan Vet Span is not helping much. People will learn how to get to downtown locations via Tucker and the new span will be used more. It is easy to get to the Central Westend using the new bridge. Take the bridge to Tucker and head west on Market street.

    Diane Meyer

    Frank, when the 44 work began many of the big trucks which jam the bridge took an alternate route but now they all seem to be back on the bridge. I wish there was a sign like many states have which make the trucks get onto an alternate long before the bridge. All trucks must exit etc...that would help a lot.

    Ron

    Just got back from Oregon. My Daughter picked me up and took me to the airport. Traffic on the outer belt going to Washington was at a crawl at 3:30pm. No construction. Getting thru downtown Portland at rush hour is a long slow process and they have 5 bridges. Face it, St. Louis traffic, in general, is not bad. The improvements to the I 44/55 exit West will make the traffic better and safer. By the way, if you want to see a traffic jam go out to 270 at rush hour.

    Gentry

    Ron, I think the point is that the new bridge is unnecessary. In fact, you help make that point. Last week, the Poplar was down to one lane westbound. The backup was long. Still, hardly anyone used the new bridge. That was the best evidence yet that the new bridge is simply wasteful.

    Ron

    Frank makes the point, over time, more people will use the new bridge to get to downtown. It takes time for people to adjust their driving habits. When I 255 was built in Illinois, you could drive on it with very few cars around and virtually no trucks. Now, it is heavily used by both. As I stated earlier, people in St. Louis don't know how good they have, with regards to traffic.

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