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St. Louis County aims to reduce speed in the Castle Point neighborhood

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis County Department of Transportation and Public Works plans to hold a speed reduction demonstration in the Castle Point neighborhood this week.

A neighborhood demonstration is planned Mondays and Tuesdays from 7am to 5pm along Royal and Princess Drives.

According to a St. Louis County statement, “Having crews will install tires, hazard cones and, if available, flexible borders on the sidewalk to slow drivers.”

“Numerous studies show that speeding and accidents are serious problems in the Castle Point area,” said Stephanie Leon Streeter, acting director of the Department for Transport and Public Works. “Our goal is to develop solutions to these problems that are both workable and acceptable to residents.”

Neighbors tell FOX2 they’ve often noticed speeding. They look forward to what the county can do to reduce speeding and accidents.

“It will save lives if kids have to play down here and run and dodge every time they see a car coming,” said Anita Love, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than 40 years. “I think it’s going to help, whatever they can do it’s going to help.”

“We want to make Castle Point safer for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and children going to and from school,” County Executive Sam Page said in a release.

The county is also encouraging residents of the Castle Point neighborhood to take one online survey to give their feedback. Residents participating in the survey should email them to Area Engineer Adam Spector at Aspector@stlouiscountymo.gov.

Work on the Castle Point improvement project will begin this summer. Completion is expected in spring 2023.

https://fox2now.com/news/st-louis-county-aims-to-reduce-speeding-in-castle-point-neighborhood/ St. Louis County aims to reduce speed in the Castle Point neighborhood

Nate Jones

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