ST. LOUIS – Residents along Route 115 (Natural Bridge) in the city of St. Louis and drivers who use the route for commuting may want to attend an open house style public meeting January 22, 2020.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold the open house-style public meeting to share information about an upcoming project which resurfaces the roadway. The meeting is January 22, 2020, between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at The Best Place, 5796 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 63112.
As a part of this project, MoDOT is proposing several safety options:
- A road diet between Euclid and Parnell/Salisbury.
- Roundabouts at Goodfellow, Vandeventer and the Salisbury and Parnell intersection.
- Mid-block crosswalks with rapid flashing beacons in several areas along the corridor.
- Medians at various locations between Euclid and the Salisbury/Parnell intersection.
- Yellow reflective back plates around signals.
- Higher visibility crosswalk striping.
These proposals were developed with the assistance of residents and business owners along the corridor in an effort to increase safety along Natural Bridge. Natural Bridge in the city of St. Louis has had, historically, a larger number of crashes along the corridor than other similar routes. Many of those crashes can be attributed to high levels of speed, jaywalking and improper lane use.
This is the latest step in a process to make Natural Bridge safer. After a 2017 safety audit by MoDOT, law enforcement and city representatives, MoDOT issued several public service announcements, and the city established the corridor as a Travel Safe Zone, increasing enforcement along the corridor.
During the meeting, MoDOT engineers will share information about the project, schedule, and expected impacts to commuters for the project, discuss the proposals and hear concerns from residents along the roadway.
Participants may attend at any time during the open house.
This meeting will allow the public to get information about the project and to provide comments, either directly to the engineers or in written comments, on potential impacts due to the construction of this project.