Bob Moore, owner of Earthbound Recycling, is collecting signatures on a petition to install traffic signals at the corner of Missouri Route 109 / Truitt Drive / Old Towne Drive in Eureka.
Moore said given there have been 38 accidents since the year 2000 and countless near misses, it seems there would be a safer way to handle traffic flow at this busy roadway. He said two deaths also occurred at the area, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report for which he paid.
"When people try to turn left onto 109, they have to wait for very long periods of time, especially at certain times of the day. Or they turn quickly and that's why there are so many accidents there," he said.
"There was talk years ago about eliminating left turns."
Moore said he believes a traffic light synchronized with the one at Augustine Road would work well, but he said he has been told it would cost at least $100,000.
"The bus drivers who drive this area agree there should be a light, and as do the residents of the next-door apartment complex," he said.
Moore said anyone interested in signing the petition can stop by Earthbound Recycling. On Tuesday, he plans to round up signed versions of it from the 17 other businesses at which the petition has been over the past couple of weeks.
"My understanding is that I will present the petition to Mayor Coffey and the city of Eureka so they can approach MoDOT (Missouri Department of Transportation) about it," he said.