Listening to local news reports on a number of crashes during the morning rush reminded me of something which has long been a puzzle. It's raining, we've had loud storms over night, the roads are wet, and the morning drive begins in the dark. When this happens too many local interstates see the lane lines disappear which makes driving tricky.
All this in contrast to what we saw the other night as we left Busch Stadium and headed home. We had parked on the south side of the stadium so we took Chouteau and headed for Jefferson where we got on 64/40. What was amazing was how brightly the driving lanes and the bicycle lanes were painted on Chouteau. Both Dale and I noticed this right away. I mean, bright, white, glowing paint marking the lanes. I don't know which traffic entity is responsible for this, but I'd bet it isn't MoDOT. MoDOT just will not use a lane paint that makes lanes visible during dark and wet times.
Seeing Chouteau so well done it's pretty obvious this paint exists, just not at MoDOT headquarters.