This afternoon, City Administrator Ryan Thomas and Director of Public Works Rick Brown met with MoDOT Officials to discuss the recent changes to the intersection configuration and signal timing at the Taylor Road / Route 100 intersection.
The consensus from this meeting was that the recent changes should provide for the most efficient operations at the intersection, and that it may simply take some time for motorists to become accustomed to the new configuration and timing. It was also noted that additional pavement striping and signage is planned to better identify the allowed movements from each lane.
MoDOT has also agreed to increase the length of the green cycle for northbound traffic from Taylor Road, and will continue to monitor the operations of the intersection with the ability to make changes in the future if deemed necessary.
Please be aware the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently changed the permitted turning movements from northbound Taylor Road to State Route 100. Drivers can no longer turn left onto westbound State Route 100 from the center lane of Taylor Road. This change was necessary as part of the increase in traffic on southbound Taylor Road, north of State Route 100. A message board has been placed warning drivers of the change and the City is working with MoDOT to have additional signage installed.