Counties Impacted
St. Louis City
Route Impacted
Work Type
Safety and Traffic Study
Planning Phase

Project timeline

Road Safety Audit site visit

MoDOT and its partners walk along the corridor to assess and document any current traffic trends and roadway conditions.

Community and Focus Group Meeting #1

MoDOT and its partners will meet with an invited group of individuals  (a focus group) to discuss the corridor and potential issues that they observe. In addition, the department gathered concerns from the public in a public meeting,. 

In Progress
Conceptual development

With the information gathered from the site visit and the focus group, the design team will start developing some initial plans

Focus Group meeting #2

The department met with interested stakeholders to get feedback on some of the proposals for the corridor.  

Safety demonstration (Community Meeting #2)

In summer 2023, the department will host  safety demonstration along the corridor, demonstrating some of the proposals for suggested corridor updates. 

Not Started
Focus Group Meeting #3

Once some of the initial designs have been determined, the department will once again talk with a select group of stakeholders to verify that these concepts are in line with the vision that the community has shared.

Not Started
Final Road Safety Audit completed

From the information gathered during the second meeting, the initial conceptual plans will be modified and finalized.

Not Started
Community meeting #3

A final public meeting will share the final plans for the corridor.

Not Started
Construction begins

Construction on this project is slated to begin in 2026, at this time.


What is the situation?

In 2025, MoDOT is planning to resurface Route D (Page Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive) from Skinker/Kienlen Avenue to Tucker Boulevard. Since the department is early in the planning stages now, it is the best time to consider any potential safety improvements for the roadway, so MoDOT is evaluating the roadway using a Road Safety Audit. The purpose of the audit is to address roadway safety for all users through a collaborative and inclusive engagement with the community.

This is very similar to the process that was completed along Natural Bridge within the city limits a few years ago.

The Road Safety Audit will:

  • Document and assess existing traffic trends and roadway conditions
  • Evaluate improvement alternatives to improve corridor safety for all users
  • Work collaboratively with the community to develop context-sensitive, community-supported designs that address community issues and needs.

The result of this study will include recommendations to incorporate into the project that will resurface the roadway, currently projected to start in 2026.

What's next?

MoDOT and its local partners, held a safety demonstration on Page Boulevard at Belt in front of Better Family Life (5415 Page Boulevard) on Tuesday, July 11 from 2-6 p.m.. MoDOT engineers and their partners were available available during the demonstration to discus the project and potential improvements.

if you missed the demonstration, you can still view the videos showing a drive through and a walk through of the demonstration, and provide your thoughts on the various safety elements using the button below, through July 25. The following safety features were temporarily in place on the roadway: a reduction in vehicle travel lanes, pedestrian refuge islands, a temporary center median and curb extensions and bump outs.

About the project area

The project area extends almost six miles along Route D between Skinker Boulevard on the west to Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, then Dr. Martin Luther King Drive to Tucker Boulevard to the east. 

Too many lives have been lost or changed due to roadway crashes on Rte. D (Page & MLK).  This stretch has a crash rate that is six times the statewide crash rate for similar roadways.  In the five years between 2017 and 2021, there were a total of 1,696 crashes including 10 fatal crashes and 53 serious injury crashes.  Four of the fatal crashes and 10 of the serious injury crashes involved pedestrians.

What are MoDOT’s responsibilities on Route D?

MoDOT has a maintenance agreement with the city of St. Louis for certain roads within the city limits. MoDOT is responsible for maintaining signals, signs, striping, sweeping and pavement maintenance on Route D. St. Louis City retains ownership and responsibility for everything else. During this process, MoDOT will work with the city of St. Louis to evaluate and consider other safety improvements outside of the above maintenance responsibilities.

For concerns beyond MoDOT’s responsibility, please contact the city of St. Louis citizens service bureau at 314-622-4800.


Project Timeline

November 2022

 Project start

March 2023

 Initial Road Safety Audit site visit
March 2023  First community meeting and first focus group

March-August 2023

 Development of improvement alternatives

Summer 2023 Second focus group

Summer 2023

Safety demonstration to test proposed improvements

August 2023

 Third focus group to evaluate draft recommendations

December 2023

 Final Road Safety Audit completed

Winter/Spring 2024

 Final community meeting to discuss final recommendations


 Road resurfacing project starts

Questions about the project?

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Jennifer Wade
Jennifer Wade, P.E.
Area Engineer, city of St. Louis
St. Louis District
Contact Info

Phone: (314) 624-7462


St. Louis Customer Service
Contact Info

Phone 314-275-1500 or 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636)