NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - Riverview Drive has a notorious reputation for drivers who speed and drive recklessly.

Matt Tow, owner of Matt's Towing, drives the road on a regular basis.

"They're passing you at 70 easy," said Tow.

The road has a middle lane but passing isn't allowed.

"They pass you in the middle of the yellow lines. They pass you on the left side, on the right side, they don't give you any break," said truck driver Besim Hajric.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD), a male driver was killed Wednesday in a head-on collision while speeding and passing on the left.

READ: One person dead in crash with tractor-trailer in north St. Louis

A $4.3 million MODOT resurfacing project is designed to improve safety on Riverview Drive. The project includes a concrete median which will prevent passing and eliminate head-on crashes.

Another feature is the addition of legal u-turns at Adrian and Spring Garden to make it safer for residents going northbound to access homes along Riverview Drive.

The project will also include larger shoulders. You can read more about the project here

Copyright 2020 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.