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Man killed in head-on crash on Riverview Drive

The St. Louis Police Department's accident-reconstruction team investigates a crash on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, near the intersection of Bluff and Riverview drives. One person was killed in the crash. Photo by Laurie Skrivan,

ST. LOUIS • The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to take on deadly Riverview Boulevard in the coming year, hoping to tame a stretch of road in the city that has seen at least five deaths in each of the last few years.

MoDOT will present information about the work at an open house on Wednesday at the St. Louis Library Baden branch. The library is at 8488 Church Road. The open house is from 4-6:30 p.m.

The agency plans to reduce the number of driving lanes from three to two and include a median strip along much of the road. U-turn locations will be included at Adrian and Spring Gardens drives. 

A man and woman were killed and seven people, including six children, were injured in a head-on crash on Riverview in October. The collision was at least the third fatal wreck that year on the 3.5 mile stretch of roadway, near the Chain of Rocks area and the Riverfront bike trail. There were at least five fatal crashes on Riverview Drive in 2017. 

The danger on the the road, also known as Highway H, prompted protesters to show up to an appearance by then-Gov. Eric Greitens in the city in 2017.

Greitens announces safety plan

Members of the Chain of Rocks Community Neighborhood Association, which is made up of residents off of Riverview Drive in St. Louis, hold signs on Monday, July 10, 2017, to call attention to speeding on the thoroughfare at a press event at which Gov. Eric Greitens announced state cooperation with the city of St. Louis in a new crime initiative. The event was held on a parking lot in the 8900 block of Riverview Drive. Photo by Christian Gooden,