Work Begins on New Walkway to Provide Better Pedestrian Access Between Brentwood I-64 MetroLink Station and Brentwood Pointe Retail Area
Construction of a new walkway between the Brentwood I-64 MetroLink Station and the Dierbergs Market at Brentwood Pointe retail center on Eager Road is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 27. The new walkway will provide a shorter and more convenient route for Metro transit riders between the Brentwood I-64 Station and Dierbergs Market and other businesses at Brentwood Pointe.
Dierbergs Market and the City of Brentwood identified the walkway project as an important investment to improve access to and from the Brentwood I-64 Station and to enhance the surrounding area. The walkway is funded by the Hanley Road Corridor Transportation Development District and should take about two months to complete.
The new walkway will be located immediately east of the Dierbergs Market Brentwood Pointe store and will provide Metro passengers with a direct route from the Brentwood I-64 Station to the retail center’s entrances so they will no longer need to walk farther south along Hanley Industrial Road for access. A cart corral will be installed near the new walkway, making it even easier for Metro passengers to hop off the bus or train, do some shopping, and get back on MetroLink or MetroBus to head to home or to work.
“This is exactly what transit-oriented development is intended to do, connect customers with businesses, employees to employers and people with opportunities,” said John Nations, President and CEO of Bi-State Development Agency. “What seems like a simple change is going to have a substantial impact, as this project will better connect Dierbergs Market and other businesses in the retail plaza with three popular MetroBus routes and a MetroLink station that averaged more than 28,000 monthly boardings in 2014.”
During construction, the existing pedestrian ramp from the west side of the Brentwood I-64 Station to south Hanley Industrial Road will need to temporarily close for short periods of time. When the ramp is temporarily closed, pedestrians are encouraged to use caution if they choose to travel between the Dierbergs Market Brentwood Pointe store and the Brentwood I-64 Station via Eager Road.
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.