City Hall Access Limited to Appointment Only. Community Center Closed. 

Until further notice, City facilities other than City Hall will remain closed to the public. City hall will continue to provide access only by appointment. Residents interested in purchasing yard waste bags or tags can click HERE for information on retail establishments where they can be purchased. Contractor grade black trash bags in bulk can be purchased at most home improvement stores.


Kirkwood Electric & Kirkwood Water will not be doing shut-offs, and late fees for utility payments will be waived. Amtrak service has not been suspended, however effective May 11 all Amtrak passengers will be required to wear a mask (and provide their own when doing so).


Please call police dispatch at 314-822-5858 for general inquiries or for further assistance.  Other inquiries can be made by emailing


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Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon

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PHB Foresite

A Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, or PHB, is a traffic signal used at mid-block crosswalks or intersections to provide a safer crossing for pedestrians. Also referred to as HAWK signal, a PHB differs from a pre-timed traffic signal or flashing beacon because it remains inactive or "dark" until activated by a pedestrian. This can help increase driver attention to pedestrians crossing the roadway, and can reduce rear-end collisions. PHB’s may be implemented when an engineering study demonstrates there is a high pedestrian demand to cross a roadway without enough adequate traffic gaps to safely cross.  View, print or share this PHB Flyer with your friends and neighbors.

Locations in Kirkwood:

  • Kirkwood Road, near Hollywood Lane
  • Geyer Road, at Keysor Elementary School - coming in 2020

Benefits of PHBs

  • 69 percent reduction in pedestrian crashes and 29 percent reduction in total crashes
  • Reduces dangerous driver violations at pedestrian crossings
  • Reduces the amount of rear-end vehicle crashes when compared to traditional traffic signals
  • Reduces the amount of driver delay experienced at traditional traffic signals by as much as 50 percent, while still providing a clear indication to stop for pedestrians.
  • Provides an option for a signalized pedestrian crossing when a traffic signal is not warranted

PHB Operation

PHB Operation

For more information visit