City of St. Louis Streets Department http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis City Streets Director Gets Earful From Aldermen Over January Storm http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-streets-director-gets-earful-aldermen-over-january-storm <p>St. Louis’ streets director faced a harsh reception from aldermen <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-angst-prompts-st-louis-city-plow-side-streets">for how the city responded to a January snowstorm.</a></p><p>During an appearance before the aldermanic&nbsp; committee,&nbsp; Streets Director Todd Waelterman faced a torrent of criticism for how the city responded to the January snowstorm.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:14:54 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33373 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City Streets Director Gets Earful From Aldermen Over January Storm Public Angst Prompts St. Louis City To Plow Side Streets http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-angst-prompts-st-louis-city-plow-side-streets <p><em>Updated 4:58 p.m. 1/10/13 with map of plow requests.</em></p><p>For the first time in recent memory, the city of St. Louis is plowing its residential streets.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s a policy shift that came amid <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/snowfall-special-report-hang-onto-your-side-mirrors/article_bca29b38-1588-5164-8291-dcef70cd371d.html">widespread complaints</a> that the city did an inadequate job of cleaning up after Sunday’s snowstorm.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:33:23 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Angst Prompts St. Louis City To Plow Side Streets City closes cut-off between Lindell and Union in effort to improve pedestrian access http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-closes-cut-between-lindell-and-union-effort-improve-pedestrian-access <p>The St. Louis City streets department has closed Park Rd., a cut-off between Union and Lindell near Forest Park, to through traffic in an effort to improve pedestrian access to Forest Park.</p><p>Streets director Todd Waelterman says cars that used the road to avoid the stoplight at Union and Lindell were often traveling at a high rate of speed, making it difficult for pedestrians to cross. The closure will require drivers to use the stoplight, which includes crosswalks and pedestrian signals.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:46:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2388 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City closes cut-off between Lindell and Union in effort to improve pedestrian access Icy St. Louis side streets to be treated with salt-sand mixture http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/icy-st-louis-side-streets-be-treated-salt-sand-mixture <p>St. Louis neighborhoods will be getting some relief from ice-covered side streets resulting from last week's blizzard.</p><p>The <a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/government/cdstrts.htm">City of St. Louis Streets Department </a>received over 250 requests for service this morning.</p><p>Streets Director Todd Waelterman says 50 crews are out spreading a mixture of sand and salt on some of the worst areas.</p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:11:09 +0000 Adam Allington 506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Icy St. Louis side streets to be treated with salt-sand mixture