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BRENTWOOD • The Brentwood Board of Aldermen this week voted 6-2 against joining Ladue in a study of ways to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety on McKnight Road between Litzsinger Road and Highway 40 (Interstate 64).

Each city shares one side of McKnight and would have paid half of the $19,700 cost of the study by CBB Transportation Engineering Planners. But at their meeting on Monday, Brentwood aldermen expressed concern that the study results would reflect Ladue’s concerns and not their own. Ladue would be the lead agency in the effort.

“I still am not altogether convinced that we share a similar vision for McKnight Road,” said Alderman David Plufka. He said his impression is that Ladue favors the efficiency of traffic rather than the safety of those who live along the road.

But Alderman Tom Kramer, who voted for the measure with Alderman Steve Lochmoeller, said going in with Ladue wouldn’t compel a specific decision. He also noted that a large number of cars use the road at that point. 

The study would include gathering traffic information, including on the Tilles Park Christmas light display. Public comment would be gathered, both at the start and when the company presents its recommendations.