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Grand/West Pine Crossing to be Enhanced for Safety

To enhance pedestrian safety at Grand and West Pine Boulevards, Saint Louis University is moving forward with a streetscape project that combines both safety and aesthetic improvements.

Grand Crossing Rendering

A rendering of the new Grand-West Pine crossing.

The project is tied to SLU’s campus master plan. Enhancing the safety of the very busy crossing was identified as a priority during the community engagement phase of the campus master planning process.

The new crossing will feature:

  • A wider median that can more safely accommodate pedestrians waiting for the light to change
  • Additional lighting and improved traffic signals
  • Bollards placed along the median and sidewalks to prevent cars from encroaching into those areas

 Leading up to the enhanced crossing, the road surface on Grand will be modified so drivers hear an audible cue to slow down.

 Construction is expected to begin after commencement, with completion by August.

To make way for the wider median, the third traffic lane going north on Grand will be eliminated. There will be some disruptions to pedestrian and vehicular traffic during construction. Updates will be shared through the Newslink email.