Tower Grove Neighborhood

Traffic Study - Recommendations
ABOUT THE STUDY.
In conjunction with 15TH 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.

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

2. Phase 2 – Morganford Road

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

Decorative curb extension with flexible bollards; continental crosswalks

Painted Median

3. Phase 3 – Additional Neighborhood Items
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
Connecticut Street Intersection
Traditional signal
HAWK
RRFB
Humphrey Street Intersection
Traditional signal
HAWK
RRFB
McDonald Avenue signal changes
Fairview Avenue Intersection
Traditional signal
HAWK
RRFB
Potomac Street signal
Grand TOTAL

$ 750,000

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon in Use

$ 200,000
$ 100,000
$ 8,000
$ 200,000
$ 100,000
$ 8,000
$ 50,000
$ 200,000
$ 100,000
$ 8,000
$ 200,000
$1,663,000 - $1,087,000

HAWK Signal in Use