Manchester Road public meetings resume Tuesday

St. Louis, MO – Another round of public meetings will be held this week on the future of a five-mile stretch of Manchester Road in west St. Louis County.

Transportation planners and municipal officials want to develop a master plan for the Manchester Road corridor between Routes 141 and 109.

Terry Freeland with the East-West Gateway Council of Governments says the results of so-called "visioning sessions" that were held in November and December will be available at this week's meetings but they're also looking for answers to other questions.

"Things like, what kinds of speed limit do you want to see, what kinds of cross-sections of the roadway do you want to see, what do you want to see in terms of bicycle facilities, pedestrian facilities, those kinds of things," Freeland said.

Freeland says the final plan will likely include ways to improve infrastructure, manage traffic and parking, increase economic development, make the corridor safer for pedestrians and enhance aesthetics.

The first set of potential alternatives for Manchester Road will be presented at this week's meetings.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Manchester Police Facility, 200 Highlands Blvd Dr., Manchester, Missouri

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Center for Creative Learning, Rockwood, 265 Old State Road, Ellisville, Missouri

Date: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Morgan-Selvidge Middle School, 235 New Ballwin Road, Ballwin, Missouri