Three MetroBus Routes in North St. Louis County Impacted by Interstate 270 Bridge Construction
On Monday, July 6, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to begin construction work on the Interstate 270 (I-270) bridge that crosses over New Florissant Road in North St. Louis County. The bridge construction is expected to take approximately one month and will require lane shifts on Interstate 270 and the closure of New Florissant Road from Dunn Road to Jean Drive. The #36 Spanish Lake, #45 Ferguson-Florissant and #75 Lilac-Hanley MetroBus routes will be detoured during the road construction.
#36 Spanish Lake
During the bridge construction, the #36 Spanish Lake will be rerouted to Elizabeth Avenue and
will not be able to serve stops on North Florissant Road between I-270 and Airport Road. Riders who normally board the #36 Spanish Lake MetroBus at one of these stops should instead board the #45 Ferguson-Florissant, which will be providing service on North Florissant Road between I-270 and Airport Road, to connect with the #36 Spanish Lake at Airport Road. Passengers riding the #36 Spanish Lake may experience minor delays during the road construction.
The #45 Ferguson-Florissant will follow MoDOT’s suggested detour of Pershall Road, Hanley Road and Dunn Road to travel around the construction area and road closure. Riders on the #45 Ferguson-Florissant may experience delays of 10 to 20 minutes during the bridge construction.
To avoid expected traffic congestion during the bridge construction, the #75 Lilac-Hanley will be rerouted to Florissant Road, Hereford Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue instead of traveling on I-170 and I-270. Passengers riding the #75 Lilac-Hanley may experience minor delays during the bridge construction.
Specific information about 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 or 618-271-2345 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.