The other day, and again today, I will drive from Clayton to Webster Groves via Big Bend, Laclede Station Road, Watson then Watson to McCausland over to Clayton Road. Every single one of these surface roads is filled with construction cones and saw horses while utility or road work is being done. Stop light after stop light is never ending with lines of cars.
Then there is one of the worst situations locally. The intersection of Skinker at 64/Clayton Road. The work being done has barriers allowing only one lane of traffic to cross to and from 64/40. That means only a small fraction of the cars lined up get through each light. And, to make matters worse, whoever is in charge of this lane closure has not made it clear what drivers are in for until almost the stoplight. So cars find themselves in a lane which will go no where, trying to push into traffic to get moving. I cross this almost every day and have seen some near misses and scary honking.
The most troublesome part of this intersection is for those exiting from westbound 40/64. With only one lane open to go straight across to Clayton Road and no warning that there are barriers ahead, it makes for a sweaty time in any event. However what's painted on the far left lane as you come up the ramp makes for some near accidents real crashes.
There are two of these about twenty feet apart. But. It is just not true. There is no straight ahead, only a left turn only available. You would not believe the problems this causes in a very highly packed exit ramp. Someone, either the city or the county or MoDOT or whoever is responsible for this ramp and road work needs to get that symbol off of there.