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.