ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - In an effort to reduce construction traffic jams, MoDOT is launching a zipper merge.
Traffic engineers claim the zipper would reduce traffic back-up by 50 percent. Essentially, the zipper would occur where two lanes merge into one.
Jeanne Fuchs Olubogun from MoDOT joins FOX 2 to explain their plans in Kansas City and future of St. Louis zipper merges.
Driving Tips for Merging:
- With light congestion and traffic moving at the speed, merge out of the closed lane as early as possible.
- With heavy congestion and slowed or stopped traffic, use both lanes and merge at the lane closure.
- Drivers fill both lanes and take turns merging every other car at the point of the lane closure.