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June 26, 2015

Two MetroBus Routes to be Detoured for Two Years During Kingshighway Bridge Reconstruction

 Monday, July 6, the City of St. Louis plans to close a section of Kingshighway Boulevard between Shaw Avenue and Southwest/Vandeventer Avenues for approximately 2 years to accommodate the reconstruction of a 75-year-old bridge. For the entire duration of the closure, the #95 Kingshighway MetroBus will be rerouted around the bridge reconstruction via Chouteau Avenue, Tower Grove Avenue and Magnolia Avenue. In addition, the #14 Botanical Garden MetroBus will be rerouted via Northrup Avenue to provide access to McRee Avenue.

It is anticipated that the #95 Kingshighway MetroBus will be able to maintain current schedules despite the detour, and passengers traveling through the area should not experience any delays due to the bridge reconstruction. However, the #95 Kingshighway will not be able to serve several MetroBus stops on Kingshighway between Clayton Avenue and Magnolia Avenue as a result of the necessary reroute.

The following are options for passengers using the stops along the current #95 Kingshighway route that will not be served during the bridge reconstruction, beginning July 6.

Clayton at Euclid: Customers can board the #59 Dogtown and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at the Central West End MetroLink Station, or walk to Taylor Avenue to connect with #95 Kingshighway.

Euclid at McKinley: Customers can board the #59 Dogtown and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at the Central West End MetroLink Station, or walk to Taylor Avenue to connect with #95 Kingshighway.

BJC Hospital Plaza: Customers can board the #59 Dogtown and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at the Central West End MetroLink Station.

Kingshighway at Oakland: Customers can board the #59 Dogtown on Oakland at Lawn and transfer

to #95 Kingshighway at the Central West End MetroLink Station.

Kingshighway at Manchester: Customers can board the #32 ML King-Chouteau on Manchester and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at Tower Grove Avenue.

Kingshighway at McRee: Customers can board the #14 Botanical Garden westbound on Northrup at Kingshighway and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at Tower Grove Avenue or ride to the Central West End MetroLink Station.

Kingshighway at Shaw/I-44: Customers can board the #14 Botanical Garden westbound on Shaw at

Kingshighway and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at Tower Grove Avenue or ride to the Central West End MetroLink Station.

Kingshighway at Southwest/Vandeventer: Customers can board the #14 Botanical Garden eastbound on Southwest at Kingshighway or walk south to the #95 Kingshighway stop on Magnolia Avenue.

Specific details on MetroBus reroutes can be found in the Rider Alerts and Service Updates sections 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.

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