Closed lanes, barricades part of safety measures to cut reckless driving, violence downtown

ST. LOUIS, MO – The downtown St. Louis area is seeing an increase in safety measures, including barricaded streets, in an attempt to reduce the number of traffic incidents and violent crime in the area.

According to KMOV, as of yesterday, barriers had been installed in a parking lot to discourage people from congregating in a single place. The new measures follow a series of violent incidents downtown, including one Monday that led to the death of a 17-year-old girl.

Concrete barricades have also been erected near Busch Stadium, on South Broadway, in an attempt to slow down traffic.

According to Mayor Krewson, closed lanes and streets, as well as restrictions in parking lots, are to be expected as part of the plan to limit reckless driving. Drivers in the area should expect travel delays.

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