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Tower Grove Neighborhood Traffic Study - Recommendations

Tower Grove Neighborhood Traffic Study - Recommendations A BOUT THE S TUDY . In conjunction with

ABOUT THE STUDY.

In conjunction with 15 TH Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, and the City of St. Louis, CBB completed a neighborhood traffic study with the goal of enhancing traffic and pedestrian safety. The result of the study is a plan that includes recommendations for reducing traffic volumes and speeds on local streets and improves pedestrian safety. CBB has developed initial recommendations based on public engagement (neighborhood meeting, and survey), data collection, field observations, and input from the Alderwoman. This handout includes recommendations in the form of an area wide map, as well as by specific location. Also included, are examples of these recommendations.

AREA WIDE RECOMMENDATIONS MAP.

The map below demonstrates area wide recommendations. Additionally, CBB has developed a four-phased approach to these recommendations that is outlined by specific location improvements on the following pages.

a four-phased approach to these recommendations that is outlined by specific location improvements on the following

RECOMMENDATIONS BY SPECIFIC LOCATION.

1. Phase 1 – Gustine Avenue

Gustine Avenue was indicated as a primary area of concern for the neighborhood. Because this corridor is an area of concern, it is recommended the following improvements be made on Gustine in the initial phase of implementing neighborhood improvements. The goal of these recommendations is to slow traffic and enhance pedestrian safety.

High visibility crosswalks and stop bars at each intersection

Repave Gustine North of Fairview

Edgeline striping

Painted medians

Item

Conceptual Costs

Gustine crosswalks

$

25,000

Gustine edgelines

$

10,000

Gustine curb ramps

$

25,000

Gustine TOTAL

$

60,000

*excludes repaving

25,000 Gustine TOTAL $ 60,000 *excludes repaving 2. Phase 2 – Morganford Road Morganford Road is

2. Phase 2 – Morganford Road

60,000 *excludes repaving 2. Phase 2 – Morganford Road Morganford Road is identified as the second

Morganford Road is identified as the second highest priority corridor within the neighborhood, thus it is recommended improvements be made on this corridor within the second phase of plan implementation. It should be noted the end of Ward 15 is the centerline of Morganford, so any improvements may be split and coordinated with Alderman Vollmer.

Streetscaping plan

o

Road diet

o

LED Lighting

Edgeline striping

High visibility crosswalks at each intersection

Bumpouts with flexible bollards at most intersections (exception at Humphrey St., and Utah)

o

Painted

o

Vertical

Two additional stop signs

o

Morganford and Hartford

o

Morganford and Humphrey

Shared lane markings

Item

Conceptual Costs

Striping (crosswalks/stop-bars/curb bulbs)*

$

15,000

Streetscape striping

$

15,000

New curb ramps

$

50,000

Signage

$

500

Morganford TOTAL

$

80,500

*does not include decorative paint treatments

 
*does not include decorative paint treatments   Decorative curb extension with flexible bollards;

Decorative curb extension with flexible bollards; continental crosswalks

3. Phase 3 – Additional Neighborhood Items

crosswalks 3. Phase 3 – Additional Neighborhood Items Painted Median In addition to these two priority

Painted Median

In addition to these two priority corridors, CBB has developed a list of additional recommendations to be implemented throughout the neighborhood. These are listed below, by location and include treatments and cost.

East/West Neighborhood Corridors

o

Street direction change, contingent on neighborhood community engagement

Two-way conversions North of Utah

One-way south of Utah – update directions to improve circulation

o

Shared lane markings

Wyoming St.

Utah West of Gustine

o

Bicycle lanes

Utah East of Gustine

o

Speed humps west of Grand

Depending on City Street Department Vertical Traffic Calming Policy

4. Phase 4 – Grand Boulevard

Grand was identified as a priority for residents within the neighborhood based on input from the initial public meeting as well as the project survey.

Continental crosswalks and stop bars

Install/upgrade pedestrian curb ramps (where necessary South of McDonald)

South Grand streetscape extension – Utah to Potomac

Signal control at Potomac

Monitor McKean and Cherokee for pedestrian signal need

At the following intersections use any of these recommendations to improve pedestrian safety – signal control, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB), High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Beacon (HAWK)

o

Humphrey

o

Connecticut

o

Fairview

Item

Conceptual Costs

Striping (crosswalks/stop-bars)

$

25,000

 

New curb ramps

$

30,000

 

Streetscape striping

$

8,000

 

Raised curb bulbs

$

750,000

 

Connecticut Street Intersection Traditional signal HAWK RRFB

$

200,000

 

$

100,000

 

$

8,000

Humphrey Street Intersection Traditional signal HAWK RRFB

$

200,000

 

$

100,000

 

$

8,000

McDonald Avenue signal changes

$

50,000

 

Fairview Avenue Intersection Traditional signal HAWK RRFB

$

200,000

 

$

100,000

 

$

8,000

Potomac Street signal

$

200,000

 

Grand TOTAL

$1,663,000 - $1,087,000

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon in Use

$ 200,000   Grand TOTAL $1,663,000 - $1,087,000 Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon in Use HAWK Signal

HAWK Signal in Use

$ 200,000   Grand TOTAL $1,663,000 - $1,087,000 Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon in Use HAWK Signal