How Does a Need Become a Project?
Step 1 - Citizen input through:
- Town hall meetings.
- Transportation programs sponsored by the Saint Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic.
- Letter and e-mail inquiries reporting transportation needs.
Step 2 - County input through the St. Louis County, Department of Highways and Traffic, Division of Highway Planning:
- We rate ARS (Arterial Road System) and CRS (County Road System) perceived needs.
- We participate in co-sponsored planning meetings with MoDOT (Missouri Department of Transportation) held every three months.
- We develop partnerships with other agencies and/or cities to address roadway needs.
Step 3 - All needs identified through steps 1 and 2 are processed through the Division of Highway Planning's ranking system and a prioritized list is developed.
Step 4 - Aerial photography and survey data is collected for the highest priority needs.
Step 5 - The Division of Highway Planning develops a concept plan.
Step 6 - The concept plan is introduced through the public involvement process. Buy-in or endorsement by public and elected officals is completed.
Step 7 - Division of Highway Planning confirms the concept is adopted and authenticates the concept plan as a project.