The emergency closure of several local bridges and the planned diversion of traffic from Highway 40/I-64 during its reconstruction have already driven many motorists onto alternative routes along City arterials and neighborhood streets. The increased traffic flow has created jams in some places that will require both the patience of St. Louis drivers and residents, and much greater attention to signalization on the part of MoDOT and City traffic engineers.
Complaints and comments about traffic signal timing may be made to the Citizens Service Bureau through the simple on-line portal. You can get to the portal by clicking here.
The Streets Department will sort through the complaints relayed them to by the CSB, passing complaints about state-controlled intersections in the City along to MoDOT and dispatching its own technicians out to adjust, repair, or replace traffic controllers at City intersections. To speed the process up, the Streets Department is using new funds to hire new engineers and technicians to reinforce and improve its current traffic department. You can apply for the job here.
And, finally, plans are also proceeding for comprehensive downtown streetscape improvements, thanks to a federal grant obtained by Senator Kit Bond, and cooperation from MoDOT. HOK is preparing the plans, which will include 2-way street conversion recommendations; coordinated lighting; and kiosk, landscaping, and trash receptacle standards. Those plans should be completed by the Spring.