The Gateway Guide web site is the first place for people to go to get information on traffic conditions, road closures, winter weather conditions and alerts on other information on the roads. The web site mirrors the information shared on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Map.In addition, drivers can view live traffic camera feeds to see how traffic is moving along the roadway.
Drivers can use Gateway Guide to see what incidents or planned road construction may interfere with planned travel, and adjust travel routes to avoid congestion, idling and delays during travel.
Once drivers are on the way to their destination there are other ways to get information on changing roadway conditions ahead. The @StLouisTraffic Twitter feed is an unmonitored feed that sends out traffic alerts on incidents along the roadways in the region. If you can do so safely (for example, a passenger in the car who can monitor the feed for incidents along your route) that is a great way to get information on changing road conditions ahead. Local media also monitor this and other resources, and often share information about road conditions. Finally, much of the information on roadway incidents ahead are shared with traffic information providers, like Waze.
Finally, drivers also have information posted on the overhead message boards. These messages can change to alert drivers to travel times, lane closures, slowdowns, or other incidents that could impact their route. Messages on the boards are short, to limit the amount of attention a driver should pay to them but should provide enough information to let the driver determine if they need to choose an alternate route.