Highway Safety–Missouri Completes Cable Barrier Project to Prevent Cross Over Accidents

By May 19, 2008Traffic Safety

The last stretch of median cable barriers designed to reduce cross-over accidents on Missouri’s busiest highways has been installed in Jefferson County.
To mark the occasion, the Missouri Department of Transportation has scheduled a ceremony in Herculaneum this afternoon.
The final 12-mile stretch of barriers was put in place on Interstate 55 between Barnhart and Festus. The project cost approximately $780,000. A nonprofit group, Citizens for Safe Medians, donated $55,000 for the project.
MoDOT officials hope that the barriers will improve commuter safety. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Illinois is now looking into expanding cable barriers along highways in the Metro East area.
The Illinois House unanimously passed a resolution asking the Illinois Department of Transportation to issue a report on the feasibility of expanding the barriers after two teenage sisters were killed on Interstate 64 in St. Clair County.
The sisters were killed when an Illinois state trooper traveling 126 mph crossed the median and crashed into their car.
If you or a loved one has been injured or a family member has been killed in a collision with a car or truck, we urge you to contact Carey, Danis & Lowe. Our attorneys will find out whether the other driver is responsible for the accident. If so, we will then seek compensation for future and other related medical expenses, future and other affected wages, pain and suffering, disability and/or other related damages.