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.
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.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina signs an autograph for Joplin High School baseball player Tyler Russell before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 18, 2011.
FDA and CDC continue investigation into source of E. coli contamination
The Federal Food and Drug Administration has now joined the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in investigating the source of the E. coli contamination that sickened 26 people in the St. Louis area.