On Monday, January 18, members of the St. Louis community plan to march from Old Courthouse on Market Street to the Powell Symphony Center on Grand Avenue. Several MetroBuses will be rerouted during this time to accommodate the traffic. Crowds are expected to gather at the Old Courthouse at 9 a.m., and start marching at 10 a.m., so during this time, MetroBus riders (as well as downtown traffic) should expect delays. Luckily, since Monday is a national holiday and many people will be off from work or school, we expect less impact on the flow of downtown than on a typical weekday.
Give yourself a little extra time on these bus routes:
North and southbound buses will wait out marchers at Jefferson and MLK
East and westbound buses will wait out marchers at 14th and MLK
Northbound – bus will reroute to Washington Ave at 14th & Spruce
Southbound – bus will wait out marchers crossing Washington at Tucker
Northbound – (When marchers are on Grand) Regular route to Grand and Lindell, left on Lindell, right on Spring, right on Cass, left on Grand regular route.
Southbound – (When marchers are on Grand) Regular route to Grand and Cass, right on Cass, left on Spring, left on Lindell, right on Grand regular route.
Eastbound – When the route is blocked at any point between Grand and 14th, left on Grand, right on Cass, right on 14th to Civic Center. Wait out marchers crossing 14th at M L King.
Westbound – When the route is blocked at any point between Grand and 14th, use regular route to 14th and Washington, continue north on 14th (wait out marchers crossing 14th at M L King), left on Cass, left on Grand, right on Page regular route.
All MetroBuses and MetroLink run on their regular weekday schedule on Monday.
To all, a happy Martin Luther King Day holiday!