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Grand Boulevard Bridge progress

After years of planning, the Grand Boulevard Bridge, running from Chouteau Avenue to Interstate-64 in Midtown St. Louis, was finally torn down in early-Spring 2011. Once complete, the resulting new bridge, along with a remade Metrolink Station, will be a big improvement to the area. Fears of massive traffic jams due to eliminating access to Interstate-64 on […] More»

Connecting ONSL to the Riverfront

With construction of the new Mississippi River River Bridge along Interstate 70 progressing every day (2014 completion), increased attention is finally being paid to the northern side of Downtown St. Louis, as well as near-north neighborhoods such as Old North St. Louis (ONSL) and Hyde Park. Unfortunately, over the years, these areas have not only been cut off from easy access […] More»

Tower Grove Avenue Interstate 64 ramp

$23 million Tower Grove Avenue, I-64 ramp

Long rumored among those in the Forest Park Southeast (The Grove)and Central West End neighborhoods, Eastbound traffic will soon have another access point to Interstate 64 (Highway 40) at Tower Grove and Boyle Avenues. This ramp will  Costing approximately $23 million, the costs will be shared by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) and BJC Healthcare. via […] More»

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Mississippi River Bridge breaking ground

After years of waiting, the formal groundbreaking is now set for the new Mississippi River Bridge in downtown St. Louis. Meant to create a direct route from Missouri to Illinois along Interstate-70, this $670 million project will be breaking ground Friday, February 26th at 12:30pm. Come 2014, this project could really bring some major changes […] More»

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I-64 reopening implications

Although the impact of the Interstate 64 closure through St. Louis over the last two years has been less severe than most feared, it still had an impact nonetheless. Since we’ve all be inundated by news on the subject lately I won’t bore you with rehashes of other articles, but I did want to point […] More»

Highway 40 closure date official

The Post Dispatch is reporting that the reopening or Phase 1 and the closure of Phase 2 of the Highway 40-61 (I-64) project will be December 15th. Not quite as early as some predicted, but still two weeks early. The folks over at METRO should take notes on that performance. For more on the project […] More»

Highway 40 construction

Highway 40 construction

This past January the St. Louis area was braced for the worst. With the pending shutdown of Highway 40-61 (I-64 if you prefer) from 170 to 270, everyone was changing their driving habits in anticipation of the change. It turns out that the impact was less than expected. So much less that many people have […] More»

New Mississippi River Bridge design unveiled

New Mississippi River Bridge design unveiled

Just when you think St. Louis lacks imagination, they come up with a really amazing plan like this. Check out this new Mississippi River bridge proposal to link Missouri and Illinois at St. Louis. The arch design would complement our “Gateway to the West” arch quite well. Projections only have this puppy costing an amazingly […] More»

Expand the St. Louis Metrolink System again?

While we wait for the Cross County Metrolink line and in the midst of discussions on cutting back Metro services, area transportation managers are busy planning future MetroLink expansions. Area leaders feel that this public transit service needs to expand into North & South City, in order to provide transportation alternatives to a broader area.. […] More»