Road closures may make getting in and out of downtown St. Louis more of a challenge this weekend, and for those who plan to attend 2015 PrideFest June 26-28, Metro transit may be a good option. The festival is being held at Soldier’s Memorial in downtown St. Louis.
Metro customers can park for free at any Metro Park-Ride lot in Missouri or Illinois and take MetroLink to the Civic Center MetroLink Station or 8th & Pine MetroLink Station in downtown St. Louis. Both stations are about five blocks away from the festival grounds located on the 1300 block of Chestnut.
Festival-goers can also catch a MetroBus to one of the 37 MetroLink stations on the system, or take one of the 13 MetroBus routes that connect with the Civic Center Transit Center and then walk north on 14th Street to get to the festival. Customers can plan their trip on Metro to the 2015 PrideFest by using the Trip Planner on www.metrostlouis.org.
Some downtown St. Louis streets will be closed over the weekend for PrideFest, the parade and the 5K run, so several MetroBus routes will be detoured around the closures. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26, Chestnut will be closed from Tucker to 15th Street, and 13th, 14th, and 15th Streets will be closed from Market to Olive Street. This will affect the following routes:
These streets are expected to reopen on Monday, June 29, at 6 a.m.
On Sunday, June 28, Market Street will close between Broadway and 20th Street from 6 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. for the PrideFest parade and 5K run. This closure will affect the following routes:
Specific details on these MetroBus reroutes can be found in the Rider Alerts section of www.metrostlouis.org. Customers may also call Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (Missouri) or 618-271-2345 (Illinois), Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., for more information.
About Bi-State Development Agency
The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 379 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch Transportation System. The region’s new freight district also will be operated by BSDA.