Friday, December 14, 2012
Also: A bypass for drivers on South Main Street will be in use beginning on Monday.
Ongoing work on the Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River will alter traffic this weekend and next week. Maintenance work will close a lane of the Blanchette Bridge on Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., crews will close the right lane westbound to perform some maintenance work. When the work is finished, crews will then close the right lane eastbound. The work is expected to be finished by noon. Starting Monday, Dec. 17, drivers on South Main Street under the Blanchette Bridge will be detoured onto a bypass located adjacent to existing S. Main Street. Crew will be removing the old bridge deck directly over Main Street. Motorists are being advised to slow down as speeds will be reduced through the area. The bypass will be used off and …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
What do you know about the Missouri River? Learn more.
St. Charles is nestled between two mighty rivers, but how much do you know about either one? Friends of the Big Muddy and Missouri River Relief are bringing a speaker series about the Big Muddy (the Missouri River) to St. Charles starting Wednesday evening. Speaker sessions will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A's. The next will be Aug. 8. Friends of the Big Muddy has partnered with other groups to put on the series in Kansas City and in Rocheport, MO, in an effort to increase awarensss of issues related to the river, according to organization's website. The series started in 2009. Speakers have covered everything from restoring the Missouri River to farming along the river. On Wednesday, Tom Bell, manager of U.S…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Woman jumped from the deck of the Blanchette Bridge on Interstate 70 around 9:30 a.m.
St. Charles Firefighters pulled a woman who jumped from the Blanchette Bridge out of the Missouri River this morning, according to a press release from the St. Charles Fire Department. Several people called police to tell them they'd seen a woman standing on the westbound side of the bridge. Police saw her jump in the water just as they arrived. The Pattonville Fire District Rescue team, water patrol and a helicopter responded to search for the woman. The woman was spotted near a barge in the main channel of the river by the responders in the helicopter. Responders pulled her on the rescue board and paramedics started treating her for advanced stages of hypothermia. According to Capt. Dan Casey of the St. Charles Fire Department, …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Councilman fears rich Illinois districts could raise levees if Plan H is approved.
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Councilman Jerry Daugherty, D-District 6, during the St. Charles County work session Monday gave an update on a plan to regulate the Mississippi River. Plan H, proposed by the Mississippi River Commission, would allow levees on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River and upstream of St. Charles, Pike and Lincoln counties to raise levees to the 500-year flood level. Those three counties would not be allotted money to raise levees in those locations. “St. Charles, Pike and Lincoln counties would basically be water holding tanks for Illinois,” Daugherty told the council during the work session. Daugherty told the council that some Illinois levee district officials hope the plan receives congressional approval, even if it is not financed. “…