Public Projects and Programs

Loop Trolley Project Final Plans
A condensed version of the final plans for the construction of the Loop Trolley project is avalable for viewing at the University City Public Library, and the Public Works and Parks Department - City Hall 3rd floor.

Please click the below link to view the overall layout, Civil Plans and the Pavement Markings Plan with street light details.

Loop Trolley Project final plan

If you have any questions about these plans, please email
US Army Corps Flood Study - 
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 150716_Fogerty Park Final Master Plan Concept.jpg
Based on the community survey results and comments received from the two (2) public input meetings, a draft Final Master Plan was created and presented to the Park Commission for review and comments at the meeting on July 21, 2015. Based on citizen comments at this meeting, the consensus from the Park Commission was to remove the basketball court from the plan, incorporate the phase II parking into the first phase parking in order to accommodate park users, and increase the size of the multi-purpose court area. With this information the Final Master Plan drawing and document was created.  The design and construction phase of Fogerty Park is now underway.

Jackson Avenue Pedestrian Signal Replacement Project hawk pedestrian signal
A new pedestrian-initiated signal was activated near Jackson Park Elementary and University City High School on Jackson Avenue south of Balson Avenue in March 2014.

The pedestrian hybrid beacon, or “HAWK” (High-intensity Activated crossWalK), is designed to provide school children and pedestrians with greater protected while using the crosswalk. In addition to the new HAWK signal, sidewalk and curbs were upgraded to meet the American with Disabilities (ADA) standards at the crosswalk.

This is a new type of signal and the first one in the St. Louis region. The HAWK pedestrian beacon is commonly used in areas around the country in high traffic areas with high pedestrian traffic volumes.

Click here for a sample video on the operation of a HAWK type signal.

The signal is dark until activated by a pedestrian push button. When activated, the signal displays a flashing yellow followed by a solid yellow indication for several seconds each before turning red to require traffic to stop for the pedestrian. The solid red displays for several seconds, at which time the pedestrian is given a “walk” indication.

Finally, an alternating flashing red is displayed for motorists while a countdown timer is displayed for the pedestrian. Drivers are required to stop at the stop line on the roadway whenever the signal display is red. During the alternating flashing red operation, drivers can legally proceed after coming to a full stop and checking that pedestrians are not present.

HAWK Benefits:

  • Hawk will be dark when not active, which reduces light pollution at night.
  • Hawk is a unique device that may catch a driver’s attention more than a standard signal, particularly true in an otherwise low-traffic area such as Jackson Avenue.
  • The HAWK signal also allows vehicles to pass through after stopping on the wig- wag portion of the red signal, which could be useful here if pedestrians have completed their crossing of one side of the divided roadway.
  • Similar or less cost to a conventional pedestrian signal.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution when going through the school zone. It is an unusual signal display for a typical traffic signal, so drivers and pedestrians should continue to use caution when approaching the crosswalk on Jackson Avenue and slow down.