Beginning Monday, March 6, the City of St. Louis plans to close the sidewalk on the south side of Washington Avenue between 6th and Broadway Streets for construction, which will require the temporary relocation of several MetroBus stops for the next several weeks. Until further notice, passengers who normally access the #40 Broadway, #78 Larimore, #99 Downtown Trolley, #40X I-55 Express, #58X Twin Oaks Express, #174X North Express and #410X Eureka Express from this area will be picked up and dropped up at a new location two blocks west of the closed sidewalk.
The #40 Broadway will now serve a new temporary MetroBus stop on 7th Street, just north of Washington Avenue. The #78 Larimore, #99 Downtown Trolley, #40X I-55 Express, #58X Twin Oaks Express, #174X North Express and #410X Eureka Express will all serve a new temporary MetroBus stop on the south side of Washington Avenue at 7th Street. Madison County Transit bus routes impacted by the sidewalk construction will also serve the new temporary bus stop on the south side of Washington at 7th Street.
Schedules for the MetroBus routes will not be affected by the relocation of the MetroBus stops. The sidewalk construction is expected to take several weeks. An update will be provided once construction is completed and the MetroBus stops return to their original location.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 79 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.