ADDED at the end, travel on I-64 information
We began the last Saturday in October watching Katie, Charlie and her Mizzou friends show up at our house to load up an RV and head over to Columbia for Homecoming.
Then a couple hours later I went to some place in south county to see Christian play soccer. Couldn't find the field, drove through Affton, Lindbergh, Sappington going no where til I finally called Lizzie to learn just where this place was. As it turned out it was no where really, but I got there at half time.
Nick as fascinated by someone's "bike". Which just about says all you need to know about this particular field.
After the game I went home for half an hour and then took off for Collinsville to check a few things and then went on my way out to Venedy to pick up a couple of pies the church makes each October.
Ferdie went along, poor guy. We did so much driving yesterday we could have been in Chicago.
But he got to meet Joyce!
Here is how the day, well evening as it turned out, ended. There is no explanation good enough to excuse what IDOT has done to drivers on westbound I-64. it's almost a crime. Heading back to St. Louis we got to 157 at Caseyville on I-64 and suddenly the traffic stopped and everyone had to get into the far right lane. This miles and miles long single lane jam lasted until almost the 55/70 merge near the Poplar. Going 5 miles an hour was a victory. This was so infuriating I have no words. And to add insult to lost time the road work, such as it was, was no more than 50 yards in length and at the very west end. So all these drivers were backed up for miles only to see maybe 7 guys doing mostly nothing.
There is no excuse for this and one more thing. IDOT has been messing with that section of 64 for years. It's about time they got the heck off that road.
I did a little searching this morning and found very little about this huge long back up. It might be nice if drivers could have had some warning. The St. Louis traveler information page has this:
|I-64 WB from west of IL 159||Miss. River via Poplar Street Bridge||0||10.5||0|
|I-64 WB from west of IL 159||Miss. River via Martin Luther King Bridge||0||10.5||0|
|I-64 WB from west of IL 159||I-270 in Missouri via I-44 WB||40||28.0||42|
|I-64 WB from west of IL 159||I-170 in Missouri via I-70 WB||33||23.8||43|
Not much to learn here except that I-64 westbound from 159 has an average speed of 0.